Ash Davidson | Damnation Spring

The King's English Bookshop is thrilled to welcome author Ash Davidson for a discussion about her debut novel, Damnation Spring. Davidson will be in conversation with NYT bestselling author of My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place on the bookshop patio. The weather forecast calls for cool temperatures so dress appropriately!

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of the featured book today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of the featured book from The King's English.

About the book:

Colleen and Rich Gundersen are raising their young son, Chub, on the rugged California coast. It’s 1977, and life in this Pacific Northwest logging town isn’t what it used to be. For generations, the community has lived and breathed timber; now that way of life is threatened.

Colleen is an amateur midwife. Rich is a tree-topper. It’s a dangerous job that requires him to scale trees hundreds of feet tall—a job that both his father and grandfather died doing. Colleen and Rich want a better life for their son—and they take steps to assure their future. Rich secretly spends their savings on a swath of ancient redwoods. But when Colleen, grieving the loss of a recent pregnancy and desperate to have a second child, challenges the logging company’s use of the herbicides she believes are responsible for the many miscarriages in the community, Colleen and Rich find themselves on opposite sides of a budding conflict. As tensions in the town rise, they threaten the very thing the Gundersens are trying to protect: their family.

Told in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, Damnation Spring is an intimate, compassionate portrait of a family whose bonds are tested and a community clinging to a vanishing way of life. An extraordinary story of the transcendent, enduring power of love—between husband and wife, mother and child, and longtime neighbors. An essential novel for our times.

 

Event date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Damnation Spring Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982144418
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2022

My Absolute Darling: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 26th, 2018