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Literature Inspiring Literature


Past literary masterpieces continue to inspire a new generation of best-selling authors. From Shakespeare to Emily Dickinson, beloved past characters are re-imagined in endearing and haunting new ways. Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian has a brand new novel arriving in March 2018, “The Flight Attendant.” Also recently published was "The Sleepwalker," in October of 2017. His books have been chosen as best books of the year by the Washington Post, the St....

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Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel, “The Home Place,” won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014 and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014....

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Melissa Scholes Young

Melissa Scholes Young is an award-winning author from Hannibal, Missouri, which she proudly claims as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, and Poets & Writers....

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Books:



ISBN 9780307743930
$15.95, INSTOCK
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The Weight of an Infinite Sky
Carrie La Seur
Fiction / Literature
William Morrow & Co.
January 2018
ISBN 9780062323477
Hardcover, 272 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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The critically acclaimed author of The Home Place explores the heart and mystery of Big Sky Country in this evocative and atmospheric novel of family, home, love, and responsibility inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. More/less

Flood
Melissa Scholes Young
Fiction / Literature
Center Street/Hachette
June 2017
ISBN 9781478970781
336 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . More/less

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