Everybody Reads presents Jim Lynch

Boo cover of "Border Songs" by Jim Lynch

Award-winning author and journalist Jim Lynch comes to the Colfax Library on Monday, November 12 at noon as part of Everybody Reads 2012. Lynch’s presentation, titled The Making of a Northwest Novelist details his career, including time spent at the Spokesman Review, his work and the featured novel, Border Songs. Attendees can come to listen, bring a sack lunch or pre-order a lunch for just $7. Lynch’s books can be found at Main Street Books in Colfax who will also provide them during the event.

Border Songs tells the story of six foot eight inch border patrol agent Brandon Vanderkool who is frequently tongue-tied, severely dyslexic and romantically inept. Brandon suddenly finds himself famous with politicians and potential sweethearts knocking down his door. Set in the Pacific Northwest, this magnificent novel is filled with memorable characters you won’t soon forget.

Jim Lynch is from Olympia and is the author of three novels. Border Songs won the Washington State Book Award as well as the Indie’s Choice Honor Book Award. It has been adapted to the stage and TV rights have been sold. Lynch wrote for a number of newspapers including the Spokesman Review. His national honors include the H. L. Mencken Award and Livingston Young Journalist Award for National Reporting. You can read more about Lynch at www.jimlynchbooks.com.

To order your lunch for the Colfax presentation or for more information about any of these events, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.

Additional Everybody Reads appearances:

Colfax Library, Nov.12 at noon

Kenworthy Performing Arts Theater, Nov. 12, 7 pm

WSU Holland and Terrell Libraries, Nov. 13 at noon

Neill Public Library, Nov. 13, 6 pm

Lewiston High School, Nov. 14, 10 am

Nezperce Library, Nov. 14, 7 pm

Asotin County Library, Nov. 15 at noon

The Orchid Room at Morgan's Alley, Nov. 15, 6 pm


For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366



For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.