Bruce Berger | A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Bruce Berger will join us to read and sign his new book, A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays

A career-spanning collection of Bruce Berger’s beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert Occupying a space between traditional nature writing, memoir, journalism, and prose poetry, Bruce Berger’s essays are beautiful, subtle, and haunting meditations on the landscape and culture of the American Southwest. Combining new, unpublished essays with selections from his acclaimed trilogy of “desert books”―The Telling Distance, There Was a River, and Almost an Island―A Desert Harvest is a career-spanning selection of the best work by this unique and undervalued voice. Wasteland architecture, mountaintop astronomy, Bach in the wilderness, the mind of the wood rat, the canals of Phoenix, and the numerous eccentric personalities who call the desert their home all come to life in these fascinating portraits of America’s seemingly desolate terrains.

Bruce will be in conversation with bestselling novelist, James Anderson (The Never-Open Desert Diner and Lullaby Road) to read and discuss their writing and fondness for the American desert. Friends for three decades, they will explore the ways Bruce’s nonfiction and James’s fiction connect, often in surprising ways.

This event is co-sponsored by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA). The authors will make a donation to SUWA equal to the retail sales of their books at this event. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays 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.

Event date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays Cover Image
By Bruce Berger, Colum McCann (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780374220570
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 12th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781101906552
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - October 16th, 2018