LET THE WILD GRASSES GROW Book Launch with Kase Johnstun

Please join us for the in-person launch of Let The Wild Grasses Grow by Kase Johnstun on October 23rd! We're so excited to offer limited in-person author events again. Please note that registration is free but required in order to cap attendance, and masks are required indoors for all guests. Guests can remove their masks when seated and eating or drinking. This event will be held on BookBar's patio. Please enter through the front door, purchase your refreshments, and head to the patio. If Covid conditions change, we may need to reschedule this event as a virtual event. 

Register here: Free Tickets for Let the Wild Grasses Grow 

About the Author: Kase Johnstun lives and writes in Ogden, Utah. Author of Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis and coeditor of Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front, he teaches at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, the Graduate School in Creative Writing for Southern New Hampshire University, Barton Community College, and Weber State University. His essay collection Tortillas for Honkies was a finalist for the Autumn House Press Nonfiction Award, and his work has been published in Label Me Latino/a, Creative Nonfiction, The Watershed Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MA in Creative Writing and Literature from Kansas State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. You can find him running on the trails of the Rocky Mountains along the face of the Wasatch Front.

About the Book: Let the Wild Grasses Grow chronicles the lives of Della Chavez and John Cordova, childhood friends separated by a tragic accident, who find each other again during World War II after leading separate lives of struggle through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and, for John, abuse at the hands of his grandfather. This sweeping American love story celebrates the power of home landscapes, family heritage, and first love.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Let the Wild Grasses Grow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948814515
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Torrey House Press - October 19th, 2021