Monday, July 18, 2011

Calendar Reminder: Eliot Pattison Here, July 31

Eliot Pattison's 2009 visit to Kingdom Books
Presenting the first book of his new detection series, set in America after the nuclear bombs, is Eliot Pattison -- here to discuss ASHES OF THE EARTH. He'll be at Kingdom Books on Sunday July 31 at 7 p.m., and we are excited and honored to welcome him again.

Pattison's first mystery series features Shan Tao Yun, a former Beijing police inspector, now ardently protecting -- as best he can -- the remaining monks of Chinese-occupied Tibet. The first book in the series, The Skull Mantra, won a prestigious Edgar Award.

His second series, the "Bone Rattler" books, takes place in Colonial America. When an exiled Scotsman and a Native American shaman forge a friendship out of shared need -- and shared survival of their battered spirits -- forensic detection becomes a tool to manage the effort against evil around them.

With ASHES OF THE EARTH, Pattison dares to imagine communities struggling with the after-effects of radiation poisoning, the collapse of urban America, and the loss, within a generation, of necessary knowledge and wisdom. For survivor Hadrian Boone, the colony of Carthage is as much a prison for the soul as it is a remnant of home. The book probes the emotions of midlife, of loss, of grief -- and of that pure anger that insists on fueling the struggle for community and long-term peace in a ravaged landscape. Here's our earlier review.

Please join us to welcome Eliot Pattison back to Vermont. Contact Dave to reserve your book (802-751-8374 or And if you can't be here in person but would like a book signed and shipped to you, we're glad to do that, too. Just let us know.

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