OUR LANDSCAPE | ART AND AUTHOR SERIES
ARTWALK | BEAUTIFUL WOUNDS | Timothy Connor - Carved and scoured by catastrophic floods at the end of the most recent ice age, the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington State dazzle with their harsh beauty and the diversity of their natural features, including great waterfalls, sprawling canyons, and cinematic palisades. In this pictorial love letter to the region, writer and photographer Timothy Connor expertly combines stunning images, engaging field notes, historical narrative, and a touching personal sojourn. His photography captures the sweeping horizons, braided wetlands, and vibrant wildlife, while his words examine the once-mystifying landmarks of the area through the story of J Harlen Bretz, the geologist who, in the 1920s, first suggested that massive floods formed the Scablands’ epic cataracts and inexplicably deep lakes. Incorporating the poignant story of Connor’s own journey of grief, Beautiful Wounds offers a moving, visual tribute to the enduring power of nature and the healing power of time. Join us for a photography show and book signing with photographer and author, Timothy Connor, Thursday, June 15, 2023, beginning at 4pm during ArtWalk.
Timothy Connor is a journalist and photographer. He has contributed to the Portland Oregonian, Longview Daily News, Seattle Weekly, Washington Law & Politics, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He lives in Spokane, Washington.
BookPeople of Moscow is pleased to be the book vendor for the Palouse Writers Festival and Books 'n Brews, an event organized and hosted by the Palouse Writers Guild.
For more information and to register please visit: https://palousewritersguild.org/2023/05/2023-palouse-writers-festival/
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Location:1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, ID 83843
Author event with BookPeople of Moscow on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 7:30pm! At the PCEI covered pavilion.
What if a friendship forged on the front lines of war defines a life forever? In the tradition of The Nightingale and Transcription, a searing epic based on the magnificent and true story of heroic Red Cross women.
"Urrea's touch is sure, his exuberance carries you through . . . He is a generous writer, not just in his approach to his craft but in the broader sense of what he feels necessary to capture about life itself." --Financial Times
In 1943, Irene Woodward abandons an abusive fiancé in New York to enlist with the Red Cross and head to Europe. She makes fast friends in training with Dorothy Dunford, a towering Midwesterner with a ferocious wit. Together they are part of an elite group of women, nicknamed Donut Dollies, who command military vehicles called Clubmobiles at the front line, providing camaraderie and a taste of home that may be the only solace before troops head into battle.
After D-Day, these two intrepid friends join the Allied soldiers streaming into France. Their time in Europe will see them embroiled in danger, from the Battle of the Bulge to the liberation of Buchenwald. Through her friendship with Dorothy, and a love affair with a courageous American fighter pilot named Hans, Irene learns to trust again. Her most fervent hope, which becomes more precarious by the day, is for all three of them to survive the war intact.
Taking as inspiration his mother's own Red Cross service, Luis Alberto Urrea has delivered an overlooked story of women's heroism in World War II. With its affecting and uplifting portrait of friendship and valor in harrowing circumstances, Good Night, Irene powerfully demonstrates yet again that Urrea's "gifts as a storyteller are prodigious" (NPR).
Sketch by Matt Brehm
SAVE THE DATE! We'll be celebrating BookPeople of Moscow's 50th birthday with a big open house party at the bookstore from 4 - 6 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15, followed by an author extravaganza featuring Robert Wrigley, Kim Barnes, and others, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre across the street at 7pm. Longtime store co-owners Carol Price and Steffen Werner welcome employee Breanne Pickens as a new co-owner! A native of Boise and a University of Idaho alumna, Bre has worked at the bookstore for over 5 years.