Ron Carlson discusses & signs Return to Oakpine

In this finely wrought portrait of western American life, Ron Carlson takes us to the small town of Oakpine, Wyoming, and into the lives of four men trying to make peace with who they are in the world.

In high school, these men were in a band. One of them, Jimmy, left Oakpine for New York City after the tragic death of his brother. A successful novelist, he has returned thirty years later, in 1999—because he is dying.

With Carlson’s characteristic grace, we learn what has become of these friends and the different directions of their lives. Craig and Frank never left; Mason, a top lawyer in Denver, is back in town to fix up and sell his parents’ house. Now that they are reunited, getting the band back together might be the most important thing they can do.

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Event date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
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$25.95
ISBN: 9780670025077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books - July 11th, 2013