Join The Community Library for the launch of local author Julie Weston’s newest book, “Miners’ Moon.”
Nellie Burns and her dog Moonshine travel with the Basque sheriff, Charlie Azgo as his official photographer to north Idaho to investigate local officials involved in moonshining and bribery. Before they even begin that investigation, a mysterious explosion in the local mine kills several miners, and the sheriff is recruited to find out if it was a planned crime. Rosy Kipling, the one-eyed miner and Nell’s friend, goes down the mine to listen and pry. Nellie questions hurt miners, a local madam, takes photographs, and, as is sometimes her habit, she explores on her own. Moonshine is a key figure in one of the disasters that befalls the group. And Nellie rises to the occasion when a rock burst nearly eliminates her companions. All four of them long for their high desert home in the Wood River Valley, but cannot return until they expose the secrets and lay bare the criminals before their luck runs out.
Julie Weston is the award-winning author of three Nellie Burns and Moonshine novels: Moonscape, Basque Moon, and Moonshadows, and of the nonfiction book, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town. She is also the coauthor of The Magical Universe of the Ancients: A Desert Journal, a collaboration of writing and photography with her husband Gerry Morrison. Julie’s short stories and essays have been published in IDAHO Magazine, The Threepenny Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and The Saint Ann’s Review, among others.
A book signing will follow, and Iconoclast Books will be here selling books.
Register at https://thecommunitylibrary.libcal.com/event/8363739 to join us in person for this event (Proof of Vaccination and a Mask are required), or watch online via the Library’s Livestream.