Tuesday, May 14, 7pm
Left Bank Books
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!
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. As they travel across the heart of America, the two sisters begin to rediscover each other and to uncover their late mother’s veiled second life, taking them on an unexpected emotional journey inward.
"Valente is a sorceress...This is a gorgeous book full of mysteries. It scorches with truth, and sings with hope. Valente writes like all of our lives depend on it." —Diane Cook, author of Man V. Nature
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. Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.