Every Fall Since 1993

Author Study

The Literary Sojourn Author Study is a series of book discussion programs designed to enhance the experience of reading for this year's Literary Sojourn. Participants read and discuss works from each of the featured authors prior to the live event. The Library will provide loaner copies of the titles discussed. 

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Michelle Dover facilitates the free discussions and the study is limited to 15 participants per meeting. For more information about the Literary Sojourn Author Study, please contact Michelle at mdover@steamboatlibrary.org or (970) 879-0240, ext. 307.

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Author Study Events
News of the World

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an army veteran, makes his living in 1870 as a "reader" who travels around north Texas reading from various newspapers to a dime-a-head audience. A septuagenarian, he undertakes a 400-mile odyssey from Wichita Falls, TX, to San Antonio with a reluctant Johanna Leonberger, who has no memory of her life before she was kidnapped by the Kiowa Indians. Along the way, the ten-year-old warms up to the widowed captain as they face a number of perilous encounters.

A House Without Windows

A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

A moving portrayal of life in contemporary Afghanistan. Zeba, a devoted mother of four, is arrested after her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered in the courtyard of their home. While Zeba's children don't believe their mother would commit such a crime, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of the murder-and Kamal's family demands justice.

News of the World

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm

Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an army veteran, makes his living in 1870 as a "reader" who travels around north Texas reading from various newspapers to a dime-a-head audience. A septuagenarian, he undertakes a 400-mile odyssey from Wichita Falls, TX, to San Antonio with a reluctant Johanna Leonberger, who has no memory of her life before she was kidnapped by the Kiowa Indians. Along the way, the ten-year-old warms up to the widowed captain as they face a number of perilous encounters.

A Small Hotel

A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, A Small Hotel chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after twenty years of marriage. The book begins on the day that the Hays are to finalize their divorce. Butler masterfully weaves scenes of the present with memories from both Michael and Kelly, showing two people deeply in love but struggling with their own inabilities to express this love.

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