Laura Pritchett is an award-winning author who has quickly become one of the west's defining literary voices. We first met hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross in Laura's debut collection, and now in Stars Go Blue, they are estranged, elderly spouses living on opposite ends of their sprawling ranch, faced with the particular decline of a fading farm and Ben's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He is just on the cusp of dementia, able to recognize he is sick but unable to do anything about it -the notes he leaves in his pockets and around the house to remind him of himself, his family, and his responsibilities are no longer as helpful as they used to be. Watching his estranged wife forced into care-taking and brought to her breaking point, Ben decides to leave his life with whatever dignity and grace remains. As Ben makes his decision, a new horrible truth comes to light: Ray, the abusive husband of their late daughter is being released from prison early. This opens old wounds in Ben, his wife, his surviving daughter, and four grandchildren. Branded with a need for justice, Ben must act before his mind leaves him, and sets off during a brutal snowstorm to confront the man who murdered his daughter. Renny, realizing he is missing, sets off to either stop or witness her husband's act of vengeance. Stars Go Blue is a triumphant novel of the American family, buffered by the workings of a ranch and the music offered by the landscape and animal life upon it.
Laura Pritchett is the author of Hell's Bottom, Colorado, which received the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and a PEN USA Award for fiction. For Sky Bridge, she received the WILLA Fiction Award and was a Finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including The Sun, Orion, High Country News, Salon, Desert Journal and others. Pritchett lives with her family in the foothills of northern Colorado.
Location: Street: 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW City: Albuquerque, Province: New Mexico Postal Code: 87107-3157 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Stars Go Blue traces a Colorado ranch family that is sent into a spiral of revenge when their daughter’s murderer is released from prison just as the patriarch, suffering from Alzheimer's, pledges to take action before his mind abandons him.
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About the Book: Laura Pritchett has become one of the west's defining literary voices. We first met hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross in Laura's debut collection. In Stars Go Blue, they are estranged, elderly spouses, faced with the decline of the farm and Ben's struggle with Alzheimer's when they learn that the abusive husband of their late daughter is being released from prison. Branded with a need for justice, Ben must act before his mind leaves him, and sets off during a brutal snowstorm to confront the man who murdered his daughter.
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Location: Street: 1107 Pearl St City: Boulder, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80302 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Rocky Mountain Land Series: Raymond Plank & Laura Pritchett - A Small Difference Start: Dec 6 2012 7:30 pm Historic LoDo: Raymond Plank, founder of Apache Corporation, will discuss and sign his memoir A Small Difference ($17.95 Vantage Press), the story of Plank’s methodical leadership in building Apache Corporation to a $50 billion global oil and gas company while fostering his dedication to lifelong learning and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Sales of A Small Difference benefit the Ucross Foundation (founded in 1981 by Plank) and Fund for Teachers. This conversation with Raymond Plank will be moderated by critically acclaimed author Laura Pritchett, a 2004 Ucross Fellow. (MDGentleReader)… (more)
Meet the Author: Laura Pritchett at Bear Smart Durango's Spring Bear Wake-Up Social
Bear Smart Durango presents the First Annual Spring Bear Wake-Up Social, a fun and educational community event to raise awareness as black bears emerge from winter dens to begin a bear season anew with an emphasis on preventing human-bear interactions and conflict.
The event will take place at the Durango Discovery Museum from 4:00 to 8:00, and features kids' activities with Durango Nature Studies staff, an open mic for bear stories, food and beverages, demos of bear spray, bear-resistant containers & electric fencing, and keynote speaker Laura Pritchett, author of Great Colorado Bear Stories.
Pritchett will give a talk and slideshow at 6:00 and Maria's Bookshop will provide books for sale at the event.
Location: Street: Durango Discovery Museum City: Durango, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 81301-5122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
How much do you really know about the bears who occupy our state? Laura Pritchett’s presentation, based on her book Great Colorado Bear Stories ($14.95 Riverbend), will include a slideshow of bears—both the grizzlies that once roamed here, and the black bears that still do—and humans, and how and when their lives have intersected. Jeff Stephenson, from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will present a table of skulls and skins showing examples of bear specimens featured in the book. (jpmoore)… (more)
PLEASE NOTE: The start time on this event has changed from 7 to 7:30. "Freeganism" is about living off what others throw away. In this great new book, Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers, you'll hear how people are using an established concept - good ol' fashioned thrift - to live a greener life. Ruth Friesen of the Albuquerque chapter of Habitat for Humanity will speak about the book along with Laura Paskus, one of the contributors to the book. (booksense)… (more)
GOING GREEN - An event with LAURA PRITCHETT, JACK COLLUM, and MICHELLE NIJHUIS
Laura Pritchett is an American writer. Pritchett is the author of four literary novels and one book of nonfiction. Her work is rooted in the American West and has been significantly influenced by her native Colorado. Both her fiction and nonfiction often focus on issues of ecology, conservation, climate change, and social justice issues.Laura Pritchett grew up on a small ranch in northern Colorado. She received her BA and MA in English at Colorado State University, and has a PhD in English with an emphasis in Contemporary American Literature and Creative Writing from Purdue University. She teaches for writing programs around the United States. Pritchett also writes for several magazines, most often about environmental issues in the American West.