Events

09/21/2017 - 7:30pm

Please join us at BookPeople of Moscow for a reading and signing with Eowyn Ivey. Ivey's new novel, To the Bright Edge of the World, is a tale of discovery, adventure, love, and survival, set at the end of the nineteenth century in the Alaskan Landscape. Her debut novel, The Snow Child, was a New York Times bestseller published in more than 25 languages. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a UK National Book Award winner, an Indies Choice award for debut fiction, and a PNBA Book Award winner. 

Eowyn’s essays and short fiction have appeared in London’s Observer Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, Sunday Express Magazine, Woman & Home Magazine, the anthology Cold Flashes, the North Pacific Rim literary journal Cirque, and Alaska Magazine.

Eowyn (pronounced A-o-win) LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She worked for nearly a decade as a bookseller at independent Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, and prior to that as a reporter for the local newspaper, The Frontiersman.


 

10/05/2017 - 7:00pm

Please join us at BookPeople for the Moscow launch of Joy Passanante's new book, Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars. The touching story is the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and first-generation American Italian and Jewish families. More than just a World War II story, the book delves into one man’s past to explore his personal wars: a stint as a child bootlegger, a marriage between newlyweds separated by continents and strained by years apart, and his struggle late in life with his own mind. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—this is also a daughter’s quest to rediscover her father years later through his own words.  A nominee for Foreword's "Best of the Indies" Award!

Passanante is the Associate Director of Creative Writing at the University of Idaho. She has been publishing in three genres for five decades. Her work has appeared in various literary journals including The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Shenandoah. Both her collection of stories, The Art of Absence, and her novel, My Mother's Lovers, were finalists for several national awards. Her essays have received Shenandoah's Thomas H. Carter Prize and, for The Georgia Review, the Gold Award for Best Profile. She has received Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowships for poetry and fiction as well as an Idaho Humanities Fellowship for nonfiction.


 

10/12/2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for a reading and signing with author Matthew Sullivan. Sullivan is an award-winning short story writer and his debut novel, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, was recently released by Scribner. This page-turner is about a bookshop patron who commits suicide and his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind.  

Sullivan received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco, his M.F.A. from the University of Idaho, and has been a resident writer at Yaddo, Centrum, and the Vermont Studio Center. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and other awards, and has won the Florida Review Editor's Prize and Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize. In addition to working for years at Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver and at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, he has taught writing and literature at colleges in Boston, Idaho, and Poland, and currently teaches writing, literature, and film at Big Bend Community College in the high desert of Washington State. He is married to a librarian, Libby, and has two children and scruffy dog named Ernie.


 

11/22/2017 - 10:00am to 11/23/2017 - 6:00pm

We will be closed for Thanksgiving and the day before Thanksgiving. See you again on Friday, November 24!

12/06/2017 - 7:30pm

Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence is the first poetry anthology in the United States focused on the effects of widespread gun violence, and pairs contemporary poems with responses by gun violence survivors, family members of victims, law enforcement officers, clergy members, politicians, and a range of other voices. This Bullets into Bells Idaho launch will include readings by Alexandra Teague and Robert Wrigley (both of whom have work in the anthology), as well as readings from the anthology by other local poets, activists, and writers. Local poet Alexandra Teague is also one of the anthology's editors and will share a bit of background about the project.


 

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