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Dec 4

Author Event & Book Signing: Ted Conover "Cheap Land Colorado"

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Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Sunday November 6, 2022
Location: Maria's Bookshop
Address: 960 Main Avenue, Durango, CO, 81301
Category: Arts / Exhibits
From Ted:

"My new book about life off-grid in Colorado’s San Luis Valley comes out this fall, and I’m super excited about it. Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge describes the unusual people who choose to live on that beautiful, lonely prairie and my life among them—first as a volunteer for a group trying to prevent homelessness, and then as a neighbor, after I bought my own five acres.

Jessica Bruder, who wrote Nomadland, had this to say about Cheap Land Colorado:

Conover invites readers to ride shotgun along an unraveling edge of the American West, where sepia-toned myths about making a fresh start collide with modern modes of alienation, volatility and exile. Unflinchingly candid and eternally big-hearted, Conover brings the frontier and its denizens into focus without blurring any contradictions: splendor and brutality, freedom and deprivation, hospitality alongside a deep-seated unease.

The title, by the way, comes from the phrase some prairie people have used in order to search online for land they can afford."

Maria's Bookshop

960 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Ph: 970.247.1438

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