Join authors Amy Irvine and Pam Houston for a virtual discussion of their new book of essays, Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place, in conversation with Torrey House Press publisher Kirsten Johanna Allen. Purchase your copy of Air Mail: Letters of Politics, Pandemics, and Place from TKE and receive an autographed copy.
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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.