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Cynthia Newberry Martin & Pam Houston

We're pleased to welcome two exciting authors in a joint appearance to discuss their books: Cynthia Newberry Martin with her novel TIDAL FLATS and Pam Houston with her memoir DEEP CREEK: FINDING HOPE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.

TIDAL FLATS is the story of a marriage. Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. But it’s complicated. For months at a time, Ethan’s work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who’s passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night. Then, there’s the issue of family: He wants one; she doesn’t. What they do want is a life together, so Ethan agrees that after three years, he will stop traveling, whether Cass agrees to children or not. But for Cass, who grew up with a mother who didn’t want her and a father who was never home, even thinking about children is troubling. In this elegant and honest debut novel, Cass and Ethan must navigate that fine line between the things they want for themselves and the life they want together, and it appears that Cass will have to choose one or the other.

The memoir DEEP CREEK: FINDING HOPE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY tells the remarkable story of “that girl who dared herself to buy a ranch, dared herself to dig in and care for it, to work hard enough to pay for it, to figure out what other people mean when they use the world ‘home.”’ At 31, Pam Houston had “no job, no place to lie except my North Face tent.” On an impulse and a good instinct, she bought a 120-acre ranch near Creede, Colorado. It cost more than she could afford and required more maintenance than she could manage, and yet, 25 years later, it’s the piece of land that’s defined the largest part of her life. In the chapters of DEEP CREEK, Houston spends days walking on her property, watching leaves on the aspens ignite into an eruption of fall colors, and caring for the animals on her ranch: horses, sheep, chickens, Irish wolfhounds, and a pair of miniature donkeys with outsized attitudes. Houston's audacity and generosity are on full display as she cares for an elk calf abandoned by its herd and sleeps outside to comfort her old hound. DEEP CREEK raises concern about the ways we endanger the natural world’s delicate balance, and the powers of nature to survive and to save. It’s also a chronicle of recovery.

Thursday, February 20th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
5600 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
Tidal Flats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732676824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bonhomie Press - September 9th, 2019

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393241020
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019