Friday, March 13th at 6:30
LOCAL AUTHORS NIGHT
FIVE SHORT TALKS. ONE GREAT EVENING.
Each of our authors will give a 10-minute presentation,
followed by Q&A for the whole panel.
Reid Ridgway / Rare Earth
Craig Brestrup / Reverence for Existence
C. C. Mitchell / Clearing the Haze
Peter Nash / Coyote Bush
David Herstle Jones / Beyond the Locked Door
Complimentary refreshments before and after, plus booksignings.
Usingultra-current global politics and national security issues as his loom, Ridgwayeffortlessly weaves together a complex and intimate human drama in his debut novel Rare Earth: As China's control over the global supply of rare earth minerals begins to unravel, the political fallout threatens to expose a ring of corrupt Chinese officials.
This book offers an examination and reflection upon the bare fact of existence in and of itself, and of the ways in which humans can come to apprehend and relate to its daily reality. We come to realize that existence is deep with meanings and that the ways in which humans experience it, the respect they pay, makes all the difference in how both the world and their lives go.
Slavers, witches, Kingdom guards, and a wild beast...Nika's memory has returned, but her body is broken. After a traumatic event inside the palace, she escapes to ensure the safety of her newly made friends and for the sake of her own freedom.
Coyote Bush is a book that pays homage to the earth. It is a paean to the stars and their constellations, the clouds and the wind, to the horses, cows, deer, and dogs, all who blessedly live without language. In these poems of place, Nash traces and retraces his time-worn paths into the hills of Northern California.
In the 1970s, Eric Martin, a young attorney, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Eric finds hospitals and traditional treatments insensitive and ineffective, so he decides to gamble on an unproven but popular alternative: Laetrile, legally available to him only at a clinic in Mexico. While there, he befriends an unconventional Catholic priest who