Local Author Showcase

Country Bookshelf Presents Local Author Showcase Featuring Elise Atchison, Christina Hill, and Mark Fiege April 27th at 2pm.

Join Country Bookshelf in welcoming Elise Atchison and Christina for our Local Author Showcase on Independent Bookstore Day! 

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Elise Atchison has lived most of her life in an off-the-grid home on the edge of the Montana wilderness. Much of her work focuses on the changing western landscape and how those changes affect the land and the people who live there. She is interested in exploring the many ways we relate to the natural world, the many ways we relate to each other, and how the two are fundamentally intertwined. Atchison is the author of Crazy Mountain and the recipient of the High Plains Book Award, Montana Arts Council Artist Grant, Eludia Book Award, and Barbara Deming Artist Grant. More info at www.eliseatchison.com.

Christina Hill is a lover of love who has been writing stories in her head since middle school. She also holds the titles of ‘mom’ and ‘babe’ and lives in Montana with her four children, husband, and cat. 
When Christina isn’t reading or writing, she is wrangling her kiddos, homeschooling, taking baths, baking, or raising a glass into the wee hours with her book club ladies.

Mark Fiege is a professor of history and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University. He taught for 22 years at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he co-founded the Public Lands History Center. He is the author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States, as well as other books, articles, essays, and reviews on American environmental history and the history of the American West.

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad

Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad Tuesday, April 16 6:00 P.M. MST Virtual (This event has been previously recorded)

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Random House and Country Bookshelf invite you to join an intimate conversation with Salman Rushdie and Suleika Jaouad.

Random House Publishing Group and PEN America are proud to present internationally renowned writer, free speech advocate, and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie in conversation with Suleika Jaouad, the New York Times bestselling author of Between Two Kingdoms, founder of The Isolation Journals, and subject of the Netflix documentary American Symphony.

Rushdie’s new memoir, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder, is a gripping account of surviving an attempt on his life 30 years after the fatwa was ordered against him. In unforgettable detail, Rushdie is speaking out for the first time about the traumatic events of August 12, 2022.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. MST) on Vimeo for an intimate conversation as they discuss life, loss, love, the power of art, and finding the strength to keep going—and stand up again. The event will feature an audience Q&A and a closing note from PEN America. You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering for the event and may see it answered during the conversation. Please submit your questions no later than March 25. Please note: this event will be prerecorded, and you will be viewing its only broadcast.

Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Knife. All participants will have the option to purchase Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms, as well.


Book Talk with Charlie J. Stevens

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Join Country Bookshelf in welcoming Charlie J. Stevens as they discuss their debut novel A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest.

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A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest: In 1980’s Oregon, Smokey is figuring out how to survive childhood with a young mom who is increasingly desperate in her search for love. As their mother’s boyfriends come and go, Smokey aches for the comfort and safety their mother can never quite provide. When a dangerous new man moves into the house, Smokey seeks refuge in the nearby forests—finding comfort as they give themselves over to the strength and beauty of the natural world.

Author bio: CHARLIE J. STEPHENS is a queer, non-binary, mixed-race writer from the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon, and currently living in Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast, they are the owner of Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center. Charlie’s short fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, Best Small Fictions 2020, New World Writing, and Original Plumbing (Feminist Press).