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Experience 2018 Literary Sojourn with authors’ featured novels

The Literary Sojourn typically enjoys a sold-out crowd.
Matt Stensland

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Each fall 500-plus avid readers gather in Steamboat Springs, along with an esteemed slate of authors, to celebrate the written word at Literary Sojourn.

The event, organized by Bud Werner Memorial Library, will be held Saturday at Strings Music Pavilion and will feature authors Charles Frazier, Tayari Jones, Alice McDermott, Claire Messud and Kamila Shamsie, along with the return of 2003 Sojourn author Colum McCann as master of ceremonies.

Literary Sojourn sells out each year within 15 minutes, so if you didn’t get a ticket this year, here are a list of novels that will surely be talked about this weekend at festival.

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s 2018 Literary Sojourn reading list:  

Claire Messud

“The Burning Girl”

“The Woman Upstairs”

“The Emperor’s Children”

“The Hunters”

“The Last Life”

“When the World Was Steady”

Tayari Jones

“An American Marriage”

“Silver Sparrow”

“The Untelling”

“Leaving Atlanta”

Charles Frazier



“Thirteen Moons”

“Cold Mountain”

Alice McDermott

“The Ninth Hour”


“After This Child of My Heart”

“Charming Billy”

“At Weddings and Wakes”

“That Night”

“A Bigamist’s Daughter”

Kamila Shamsie

“Home Fire”

“A God in Every Stone”

“Burnt Shadows”

“Broken Verses”


“Salt and Saffron”

“In the City by the Sea”

Colum McCann

“Letters to a Young Writer”

“Thirteen Ways of Looking”


“Let the Great World Spin”

“Zoli Dancer”

“Everything in This Country Must This Side of Brightness”


“Fishing the Sloe-Black River”

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