Julie Carrick Dalton in Conversation with Laura Pritchett

Please join us for a virtual event with Julie Carrick Dalton in conversation with Laura Pritchett, celebrating the release of Dalton's debut novel, Waiting For the Night Song. The authors will be discussing the novel and writing about the natural world. Join the Crowdcast here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/julie-carrick-dalton-in-conversation

About the AuthorsJulie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has been named to Most Anticipated 2021 book lists by numerous platforms including CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Parade, and Buzzfeed, and was an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books of the Month in January. As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in publications including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Chicago Review of Books. She is the winner of the William Faulkner Literary Competition and a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. A Tin House alum and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Julie is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League and is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on the topic of Fiction in the Age of Climate Crisis. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie also owns a small farm in rural New Hampshire.

Laura Pritchett is the author of five literary novels and two non-fiction books, and the recipient of the PEN USA Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the High Plains Book Award, the Willa Award, and others. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Millions, Publisher’s Weekly, The Sun, and etc. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches and speaks around the country—as she happily prepares for her death. You can find out more at www.laurapritchett.com.

About the Book: Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her secret would surface?

An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie’s memory then all her other years combined.

Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farm workers and locals.

Waiting for the Night Song is a love song to the natural beauty around us, a call to fight for what we believe in, and a reminder that the truth will always rise.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm
Waiting for the Night Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250269188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - January 12th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781619025332
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 9th, 2015