Author's Visit Happening Soon
Park City Library, Summit County Library, Dolly's Bookstore, and Utah Humanities present author Pam Houston's virtual author talk. On Thursday, September 10th, 7:00 p.m., stream this event through either of these methods:

About the Book
“There is so much beauty, wisdom, and truth in this book, I felt the pages almost humming in my hands. I was riveted and enlightened, inspired and consoled. This is a book for all of us, right now.”
—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
At 31 years old, fresh off a tour promoting her first collection, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Pam Houston had “no job, no place to lie except my North Face tent.” On an impulse and a good instinct, she spent her royalties on a 120 acre ranch near Creede, Colorado. It was 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. Deep Creek 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.”’
About the Author
Pam Houston is a former resident of Park City and attended grad school at the University of Utah. She is the author of Contents May Have Shifted, Cowboys Are My WeaknessWaltzing the CatSight Hound, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The 2013 Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards. She co-founded the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers, is professor of English at UC Davis, teaches in The Institute of American Indian Art’s Low-Rez MFA program, and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world.
To Read the Book
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is available as an immediate “on demand” e-book through both libraries—no holds. To get started with e-reading, visit Park City Library's downloadables webpage. Dolly’s Bookstore also has plenty of copies available for curbside pickup or shipment.
Upcoming Author Talk
Pam Houston will be joining Park City Library again in October for an other virtual author talk with co-author Amy Irvine for their upcoming book "Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place." The Zoom link for this October 6th, 7p.m. event is

When the state of Colorado ordered its residents to shelter in place in response to the spread of coronavirus, writers Pam Houston and Amy Irvine—who had never met—began a correspondence based on their shared devotion to the rugged, windswept mountains that surround their homes, one on either side of the Continental Divide. As the numbers of infected and dead rose and the nation split dangerously over the crisis, Houston and Irvine found their letters to one another as necessary as breath. Part tribute to wilderness, part indictment against tyranny and greed, "Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place" reveals the evolution of a friendship that galvanizes as it chronicles a strange new world.