Reading and Signing: How to Cuss in Western with Michael P. Branch

 

We are excited to welcome Michael P. Branch who will be presenting his newest book, How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert.

Edward Abbey encouraged his readers to "be loyal to what you love, be true to the Earth, and fight your enemies with passion and laughter." Here is Michael Branch's response. Full of clear-eyed explorations of the natural world, witty cultural observations, and heart-warming family connections, How to Cuss in Western is a cranky and hilarious love letter of sorts to the western Great Basin Desert of Nevada.

 

Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies, and film studies. He has published five books and more than two hundred essays, articles, and reviews. Mike lives with his wife, Eryn, and daughters, Hannah Virginia and Caroline Emerson, in a passive solar home of their own design at 6,000 feet in the remote high desert of northwestern Nevada, in the ecotone where the Great Basin Desert and Sierra Nevada Mountains meet. There he writes, plays blues harmonica, drinks sour mash, curses at baseball on the radio, cuts stove wood, and walks at least 1,200 miles each year in the surrounding hills, canyons, ridges, arroyos, and playas.


 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611804614
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Roost Books - August 28th, 2018