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Reading & Book Signing with Anne Valente

By Lauren Marshall on March 6, 2019

Join us at the Colgate Bookstore on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30pm for a reading and book signing of The Desert Sky Before Us with Anne Valente!

From award-winning author Anne Valente comes this poignant and unforgettable literary novel of two estranged sisters—one, a former racecar driver and the other a recently-released prisoner—who embark on a road trip together to complete the scavenger hunt their mother designed for them before her death.

​​​​​​​Anne Valente’s debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, released from William Morrow/HarperCollins in 2016 was selected as a Midwest Connection Pick and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. Her second novel, The Desert Sky Before Us, is forthcoming from William Morrow in May 2019. Her short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, won the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize (2014). She is also the author of the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics

Valente holds an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Cincinnati. Originally from St. Louis, she currently lives in Hamilton, New York where she teaches creative writing and literature at Hamilton College.

Visit http://bit.ly/2Gw1sa0 to pre-order your copy of the The Desert Sky Before Us ($15.99) or call 315-228-7480 for more information.

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