A pre-release reading and book signing with Amelie Welden celebrates the publication of her new book, Rosalind, Nevada (Virginia Avenue Press). Copies of Rosalind, Nevada will be available for purchase and signing at the event Sunday, November 2, 1 p.m., at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, in Reno.
Set against the backdrop of desert and sagebrush, the wide Nevada night sky and the Extraterrestrial Highway, Rosalind, Nevada delivers the stories of three very different characters whose lives converge—and diverge—in a small desert town.
“Told in spare, unadorned prose infused by turns with wry wit and acute insights into loneliness and isolation, Welden beautifully evokes a landscape of disappearing. She brings alive the dirt roads and long black strips of rural Nevada highway, guiding us through a landscape where the mining jobs have all dried up and where people seem to vanish like rain evaporating in the desert. These are interlocking stories deftly threaded together by vastly different perspectives on life in the rural West, showing us that the middle of nowhere isn’t just tumbleweeds and ghost mines, but that the middle of nowhere has a voice, and this is what it sounds like,” Ansel Elkins, author of Blue Yodel and winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize, shared.
Amelie Welden grew up in Carson City, Nevada, and currently lives and writes in Oregon. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and previously published Girls Who Rocked the World, a collection of biographies for young readers.
Learn more at http://www.sundancebookstore.com/welden.
This event is made possible through a partnership Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.