When: Thu., May 12, 6:30 p.m. 2016
Vermont author Sean Prentiss’ book Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave is precisely what it sounds like: an account of Prentiss’ epic cross-country quest for the famous environmental writer’s final resting place. During an intimate reading, lit lovers journey into the creative biography of the notoriously radical Abbey. In it, Prentiss simultaneously searches for the writer’s sandy sepulcher and examines his own drifting nature. Called a “lively and thoughtful account” by Seven Days’ Ethan de Seife, Finding Abbey is the winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography.