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A Literary Conversation with Megan McNamer and Christy Stillwell

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Two Montana authors read and discuss their fiction. Megan McNamer grew up in northern Montana and studied music at the University of Montana and ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. Home Everywhere, "a suitcase full of souvenirs scavenged from lives liberated, briefly, from the cares of the world", is her second novel. Christy Stillwell is the winner of the 2017 Elixir Press Fiction Award, a finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Story Contest, a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship.

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ISBN: 9781625578044
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - November 15th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781932418682
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Published: Elixir Press - December 31st, 2018

Author Talk with Bryce Andrews

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 3:00pm


"Andrews’ wonderful Down from the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts... Welcome and impressive work.” —Barry Lopez

The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West

Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328972453
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 16th, 2019

Author Talk with Joe Wilkins

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome author Joe Wilkins back home to Montana to share his debut novel Fall Back Down When I Die. Joe Wilkins brings Montana and the American West to life with the same authenticity of Daniel Woodrell’s Ozarks and Ron Rash’s Appalachia. Set in eastern Montana ranch country, Fall Back Down When I Die is a beautiful tale of love and sacrifice and bonds that can’t be broken.

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ISBN: 9780316475358
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 12th, 2019

Author Event with Virginia Reeves

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

From the author of Work Like Any Other (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize) comes an incredibly compulsive, poignant exploration of marriage, lust, and ambition.

More about The Behavior of Love

The Behavior of Love: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501183508
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

Author Talk with Jim Williams

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a riveting evening with local author and MSU Alumnus Jim Williams as he shares his new book The Path of the Puma. Pumas (also known as cougars, mountain lions, and ghost cats) are the least familiar of North and South America's big cats. Seldom-seen loners, their numbers are growing even as other species diminish. In Path of the Puma, biologist Jim Williams shares his knowledge, acquired over years spent tracking and studying the cats from Canada to South America.

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By Jim Williams, Joe Glickman (With), Douglas Chadwick (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781938340727
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Published: Patagonia - October 9th, 2018

Author Talk with Ednor Therriault

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ever wonder about the significance of Obsidian Cliff to Native American tribes, or the weird sounds that have been reported coming from Yellowstone Lake for more than a hundred years? Join us for an illuminating afternoon discussion with Missoula author Ednor Therriault for his newest book Myths and Legends of Yellowstone. 


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Myths and Legends of Yellowstone: The True Stories Behind History's Mysteries (Myths and Mysteries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493032143
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Published: Two Dot Books - December 2018

Author Talk with Jan Elpel

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon author talk with local author Jan Elpel for her Historical Trilogy - Berrigan's Ride, Healers of Big Butte, and Heirloom China

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By Jan L. Elpel, Jan L. Elpel (Artist)
ISBN: 9781892784377
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Published: Hops Press, LLC - September 2016

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ISBN: 9781892784391
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Published: Hops Press, LLC - July 15th, 2017

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By Jan Elpel, Jan Elpel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781892784452
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Published: Silver Sage Studio & Press, LLC - January 2019


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