The West has long been less a physical place than a compass point in our faulty cultural memory. The wages for keeping one’s heading are counterfeit, but we squander them nonetheless and expect nothing in return but strange looks from those who don’t know us and a round of drinks from those who do and have somehow become flush. We don’t ask what would Jesus do. We ask what did Hank Williams do.
Authors Bruce Holbert and John Whalen – Reading, discussion and signing by the two authors. Holbert’s “Lonesome Animals” is a Western detective story. The paperback release was May 14. Whalen will be reading from his poetry collections “Caliban” and “In Honor of the Spigot.” He will also provide a glimpse at his upcoming collection, “Dumb, Beautiful Ministers.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
1 Reading and Book Signing with Bruce Holbert. Lost Horse Press and the East Bonner Library District present a reading and book signing at 3 p.m. with novelist Bruce Holbert at the Sandpoint Library, 1407 Cedar St. Holbert is the author of Lonesome Animals, a Western novel that contemplates the nature of story and heroism in the face of a collapsing ethos – not only of Native American culture, but also of the first wave of white men who, through the battle against the geography and its indigenous people, guaranteed their own destruction. Free and open to the public. 208-255-4410
Interview with Serving House Magazine
May 16 Iowa Public Radio River to River Interview
Interview with Cherie on Lonesome Animals with link to NY Times op ed: http://thewritequestion.blogspot.com
Review of Lonesome Animals by climber and philosopher Scott Hall :
Comment on NY Times article http://michaeljlewis.wordpress.com
5.3 Interview The Takeaway
OP Ed Sunday New York Times The Gunroom April 28
Essay Why do We Tell Stories Santa Fe Writers Project
GET LIT panel April 13: The Long and Short of Storytelling Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. Venue: The Red Lion Hotel Room: Finch Room Spokane WA
April 2013 Review LONESOME ANIMALS from Collectors Corner Boyce McClain
LONESOME ANIMALS named a finalist for the 2013 SPUR AWARD for best western novel.
LONESOME ANIMALS AUDIO BOOK: Available at http://audible.com
NEW NOVEL: History of a Happy Family release date: May 2014 Counterpoint Press
LONESOME ANIMALS paperback available May 2013 Counterpoint Press