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Stephen Trimble | The Capitol Reef Reader

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

Stephen Trimble will discuss and sign The Capitol Reef Reader, an installment of the National Park Reader series.

For 12,000 years, people have left a rich record of their experiences in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. In The Capitol Reef Reader, award-winning author and photographer Stephen Trimble collects the best of this writing—160 years worth of words that capture the spirit of the park and its surrounding landscape in personal narratives, philosophical riffs, and historic and scientific records.

The volume features nearly fifty writers who have anchored their attention and imagination in Utah’s least-known national park. The bedrock elders of Colorado Plateau literature are here (Clarence Dutton, Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey), as are generations of writers who love this land (including Ellen Meloy, Craig Childs, Charles Bowden, Renny Russell, Ann Zwinger, Gary Ferguson, and Rose Houk). Their pieces are a pleasure to read and each reveals a facet of Capitol Reef’s story, creating a gem of a volume. Editor Stephen Trimble guides and orients with commentary and context.

A visual survey of the park in almost 100 photographs adds another layer to our understanding of this place. Historic photos, pictures from Trimble’s forty-five years of hiking the park, as well as images from master visual artists who have worked in Capitol Reef are included. No other book captures the essence of Capitol Reef like this one. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Capitol Reef Reader from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Capitol Reef Reader 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: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
The Capitol Reef Reader (National Park Readers) Cover Image
By Stephen Trimble (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781607816829
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Utah Press - July 3rd, 2019