Susan M. Gaines – Accidentals

SATURDAY, April 5, 2025

7:00 PM Reading and Conversation


Programmed by Laurie Glover

Susan M. Gaines – Accidentals

April 5, 2025


With all the thrills of a rare bird sighting, Gaines’s novel Accidentals limns a compelling love story within a thicket of history, endangered species biology, and Latin American political repression. At a time when US democracy is threatened by fascism and unchecked greed, Gaines’s new novel reminds us of how the past shadows the present—and of how often planetary crises of environmental degradation, species loss, and climate change have been eclipsed by seemingly more urgent human political and economic crises.

Saturday, April 5, 7:00 PM


Gorgeous, smart, and surprising, Gaines’s family saga takes us into the large world of nations and politics, but also the microscopic world of mud and microbes. Tender and powerful. Also with birds!   Karen Joy Fowler


Susan M. Gaines

Susan M. Gaines



Things to Know

Our Venue

THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.

Seating for this concert is general open seating club style with round tables that seat four people.

We are located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 473-9152

Run Time

Approximately 75 minutes (no intermission) 


THE 222 is all on ground level. There are no steps. All facilities are ADA compliant. Public parking is available on the north side of the building and along Healdsburg Ave. and Center St.

Food & Beverage Services

Wine and beverage service is available at THE 222 through Grapeseed Wines. Please come early to make sure you have time to get a drink and be comfortably situated at your table before the event. 

No food service is currently provided.

Age Recommendation

We recommend this performance for ages 10 and up. Children under 5 are not admitted.

Content Advisory

This performance has no content advisory and is suitable for all audiences.

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