We are so excited to welcome local poet and author Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel for her new memoir Waiting for the Revolution: A Montana Memoir.
More about Waiting for the Revolution:
Love and politics: what could be more spellbinding? Born during the radical era of early 20th century politics, author Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel is the product of a tumultuous affair between her idealistic mother and the infamous Communist sheriff of Plentywood, Montana. This engrossing memoir explores her complicated family history, the hardscrabble life carved out by the inhabitants of Montana's eastern plains, and the challenges faced by three often parentless children whose only option for survival was to band together.
More about Jo Anne Troxel:
Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel is a third generation Montanan from the Flathead reservation at Arlee, Montana. She received her undergraduate and Master’s degree from Montana State University. She also attended summer school for 7 years at Christ Church, Oxford, England. She has taught English at a private school, Montana State University, and Bozeman High School, as well as conducting writing workshops in Bozeman and around the state. An activist, she helped organize the local Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force. A supporter of the arts, she served on The Montana Arts Council, and was president of Beall Park Art Center in Bozeman, Montana. She has written short stories and essays, and is currently finishing a novel, as well as writing a memoir of her parents who homesteaded in Plentywood, Montana, and were a part of the radical movement there in the 1930's.