Library Author Series features Laura Pritchett |

Library Author Series features Laura Pritchett

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with author Laura Pritchett, one of the West's defining literary voices, who will in the launch of her new novel, "The Blue Hour," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Library Hall.

Pritchett's new novel introduces readers to the tight-knit residents of Blue Moon Mountain, nestled high in the Colorado Mountains. These neighbors form an interconnected community of those living off the land, drawn by the beauty and isolation all around them.

So when, at the onset of winter, the beloved town veterinarian commits a violent act, the repercussions are felt across the mountainside, upending residents' lives and causing their paths to twist and collide in unexpected ways.

Writing with passion for rural lives and the natural world, Pritchett, who has been called "one of the most accomplished writers of the American West," graces the land of desire in vivid prose, exploring the lengths these moving, deeply felt characters — some of whom we've met in Pritchett's previous work — will traverse to protect their own.

Pritchett is the author of nine books. She began her writing journey with the short story collection "Hell's Bottom, Colorado," which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize.

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This was followed by the novels "Sky Bridge," "Stars Go Blue," "Red Lightning" and two nonfiction books, "Great Colorado Bear Stories" and the forthcoming "Making Friends with Death, Kind Of."

Books will be available for sale and signing at this Library Author Series event courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visit for more information.

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