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Five Skies by Ron Carlson

Date and Time: March 15, 2021, 6:30 PM CT

Location: Parsons Public Library, 311 S 17th St, Parsons
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From the TALK series Friends and Neighbors
Discussion Leader: Randee Baty

"And so their days ended with this regard for their tools and the days began, as they squinted over coffee, in the exhilarating open air knowing where the shovel was, the chain, the awl," author Ron Carlson poignantly writes, about his male protagonists. This book is about three strangers, each with a scarred past, who come together for a summer to construct a motorcycle ramp over a canyon gorge in the Idaho Rockies. The foreman looks for a way around his grief after the sudden death of his wife and the project engineer seeks to overcome his guilt over the death of his brother. They are joined by a runaway teen with a history of petty crime. Carlson chronicles how the trio immerses themselves in the work in search of salvation and become friends along the way.

Sponsored by: Parsons Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Delores March
(620) 421-5920


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