with Julie Weston
Join The Community Library for the launch of local author Julie Weston’s newest book, Moon Bones.
The death of a Chinese man leads photographer Nellie Burns and Sheriff Asteguitoiri to Vienna, a ghost town in the Stanley Basin in 1920’s Idaho. Sammy Ah Kee, who taught Nellie to drive, found the man’s body and is accused of killing him.
With the help of Nellie’s dog Moonshine, Nellie and the sheriff discover a conspiracy dedicated to enslaving Chinese immigrants. Days later, Sammy and Nellie explore the mine entrance and unearth a secret. Mayhem and murder follow all of their explorations. The conspirators capture and torture the sheriff, leaving him for dead. Moonie, Rosy Kipling, Sammy, and Alphonso, a sheepherder from Nellie’s time in the Basin, help Nellie follow the complex trails and motives in this western landscape lurking with greed and evil.
Julie Weston is the award-winning author of five Nellie Burns and Moonshine novels: Moonshadows, Basque Moon, Moonscape, Miners’ Moon, and Moon Bones, and of the nonfiction book, The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town. She is also the coauthor of The Magical Universe of the Ancients: A Desert Journal, a collaboration of writing and photography with her husband Gerry Morrison. Julie’s short stories and essays have been published in Idaho Magazine, The Threepenny Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and The Saint Ann’s Review, among others.
A book signing with Iconoclast Books will follow. The program will also be livestreamed and available for later viewing.