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Author and NPR commentator Mary Sojourner reads from latest novel at Sundance

By Miriam Hodgman

29 cover FNLv2.inddAuthor and NPR commentator Mary Sojourner reads from (and signs) her latest novel, 29. The reading is Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, in Reno.

29’s Nell Walker, is an L.A. executive who believed she had everything and learns she had nothing, finds herself boarding a bus rolling away from bitter loss toward a fiercely beautiful landscape, an impossible love affair, and a fight for the earth that brings her back to a past richer than anything she could have imagined.

Mary Sojourner is the author of two novels, Sisters of the Dream and Going Through Ghosts; the short story collection, Delicate; an essay collection, Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest; and memoirs, Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire and She Bets Her Life. She is an intermittent NPR commentator and the author of many essays, columns, and op-eds for High Country News, Writers on the Range and other publications.

A graduate of the University of Rochester, Sojourner teaches writing in private circles, one-on-one, at colleges and universities, writing conferences, and book festivals. She believes in both the limitations and possibilities of healing through writing—the most powerful tool she has found for doing what is necessary to mend. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Learn more about Mary on her website here.

This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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