One of the most anticipated books of 2020 - From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another "literary miracle" (NPR)--a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.
Books in Common NW is proud to offer a special conversation with NYT #1 Bestselling author Jess Walters, author of Beautiful Ruins, and writer Sarah Vowell. Tickets includes a signed book plated copy of The Cold Millions - Walter's newest book. An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a "writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors" (Boston Globe).
Country Bookshelf owner Ariana says "The gorgeous writing, vivid setting, compelling characters, and engrossing story aren't even the best part of this novel. instead I just keep marveling at how Jess Walter takes events from history to illuminate our present while keeping them rooted in their own time., from the labor movement to class, race, and gender equality and civil rights issues, to protests and freedom of speech. The northwest in 1909 has never been so relevant. Beautiful Ruins was a hard act to follow but, amazingly, Walter manages it with aplomb."