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Karen Auvinen & Elizabeth Geoghegan | Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living & Eightball

Karen Auvinen & Elizabeth Geoghegan will read from and sign their new books, Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living & Eightball

In Rough Beauty, determined to live an independent life on her own terms, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions—except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts—Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community.

Eightball is part love stories, part travelogues, these are tales of world-weary characters, almost all of them women with appetites. They are at home everywhere and nowhere, stopping for a time in Rome, Seattle, Boulder, Bangkok, or Chicago. Wry humor and a ferocious authenticity inform their missed cues, bar scenes, bed fumbles, and picturesque ramblings. They crave love or connection but mostly end up with fractured, halfhearted intimacies. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living and/or Eightball  from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living and/or Eightball  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: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501152290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 4th, 2019

eightball Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781939650955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - May 2019