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05.14.2019 | Launch Party for Anne Valente: “The Desert Sky Before Us” | Free

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis native Anne Valente, who will sign and discuss her new novel, “The Desert Sky Before Us,” at this special launch party event!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “The Desert Sky Before Us” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

When Billie is released from a correctional facility in Decatur, her sister Rhiannon is there to meet her, even though the two haven’t seen each other in months. Painful secrets and numerous unspoken betrayals linger between them—but most agonizing is the sudden passing of their mother, a renowned paleontologist. Rhiannon and Billie must overcome their differences as they set off on a road trip west, following the breadcrumb-trail of their late mother’s scavenger hunt, a sort of second funeral she planned in her final days.

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