Alison Turner in Conversation with Laura Pritchett

Join Colorado local author Alison Turner to celebrate her latest book Defensible Spaces. She’ll be joined in conversation by award-winning local author Laura Pritchett

Readers will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books signed. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of through Old Firehouse Books.

About Defensible Spaces: Linked short stories set in the modern West probe the human desire for independence and profound connection amid a world increasingly on fire.

The residents of Clayton, Colorado, must learn to live with what has burned and what threatens to ignite. In Defensible Spaces, a bus driver confronts a rush of memories when an old flame climbs aboard; a trailer park resident attempts to save her home; a reclusive fire mitigation worker fuels public outrage. Throughout ten linked short stories, townspeople work through relationships with alcoholism, history, and each other, negotiating where and when to create their own defensible spaces that might, but will not always, keep them protected.

For fans of literary linked story collections such as Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge or Fidelity by Wendell Berry, Defensible Spaces is a nuanced and generous debut collection with the former mining town of Clayton, Colorado, at its heart.

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