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I just finished Richard Ford’s new collection of short stories, Sorry for Your Trouble. Set in New Orleans, New York City, Paris, and Maine, the stories feature, for the most part, men of means thinking back on their lives. In “Nothing … Continue reading
I just read Jonathan P. Thompson’s The River of Lost Souls (Torrey House Press, March 2018). The book unsettled me. Profoundly. On August 5, 2015, EPA contractors who were investigating a portal of the Gold King Mine above Durango accidentally … Continue reading
Here, the official announcement of the Utah Book Awards. Coming in second place to Theresa Jordan’s wonderful “meditation on the search for meaning in an ordinary life” is an honor. 2015 Utah Book Award Winners and Finalists CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Winner: … Continue reading
When I was in junior high school my family traveled from our home in Farmington, New Mexico to visit my mother’s sister, Marilyn Israelsen. Marilyn and her husband Earl Israelsen lived just north of Logan, Utah. Marilyn was a painter … Continue reading
For the Utah Book Festival, Sam and I will be reading with two other Utah Valley writers, Steve Peck and George Handley. October 11 at 1 p.m. [click for a larger image]
There’s a very nice review of the book in this morning’s Deseret News (or Deseret Snooze as my friend Elaine Jarvik — their best writer until they downsized her — calls it). As the newspaper always does, it warns potential readers: … Continue reading
Steve Peck, author of the fine novel The Scholar of Moab, has just written this generous account of our manuscript, scheduled for publication by Torrey House Press in March 2014: Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam was a … Continue reading