Jonathan Evison In Conversation With Bill Roorbach

Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Evison and Bill Roorbach, in celebration of Evison's new novel, Legends of the North Cascades, on June 22 at 7 pm MT! You can purchase both of the authors' books on this page. Please register for the Zoom here:

About the Authors: Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels All About LuluWest of HereThe Revised Fundamentals of CaregivingThis Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!Lawn Boy, and Legends of the North Cascades. He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.

Bill Roorbach is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Life Among Giants, Kirkus Prize finalist The Remedy for Love, and the story collection, The Girl of the Lake. The 10th anniversary edition of his craft book, Writing Life Stories, is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in The New York TimesHarper's, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, and dozens of other magazines and journals. He lives in western Maine with his wife, Juliet. His new novel, Lucky Turtle, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2022.

About the Book: Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave’s life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds himself losing his home, his wife, his direction. Most days, his love for his seven-year-old daughter, Bella, is the only thing keeping him going. When tragedy strikes, Dave makes a dramatic decision: the two of them will flee their damaged lives, heading off the grid to live in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.
As they carve out a home in a cave in that harsh, breathtaking landscape, echoes of its past begin to reach them. Bella retreats into herself, absorbed by visions of a mother and son who lived in the cave thousands of years earlier, at the end of the last ice age. Back in town, Dave and Bella themselves are rapidly becoming the stuff of legend—to all but those who would force them to return home.
As winter sweeps toward the North Cascades, past and present intertwine into a timeless odyssey. Poignant and profound, Legends of the North Cascades brings Jonathan Evison’s trademark vibrant, honest voice to bear on an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Legends of the North Cascades Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 8th, 2021

The Girl of the Lake: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 27th, 2017