“The High Divide” Author to Visit the Vail Valley

Thursday, March 23 at 6:00pm, Colorado Mountain College, Edwards

This year’s One Book One Valley concludes with an author visit from Lin Enger to discuss his book “The High Divide.”

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“The High Divide” Selected!

81aivsghbtlOfficial Proclamation

ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY, 2017

A valley-wide Community Read sponsored by the

Towns of Avon, Eagle, Gypsum, Minturn, Red Cliff, Vail and the County of Eagle

WHEREAS, Community Read programs have united and uplifted hundreds of cities and principalities throughout the United States of America; and,

WHEREAS, the book “The High Divide” by Lin Enger (a teacher of English at Minnesota State University) is Enger’s second novel.  It’s a masterfully told Western reinvention of Homer’s Odyssey  set against a backdrop of beauty and danger.  This book is also the moving story of a man coming to terms with his past; and,

WHEREAS, this Eagle Valley Community Read will feature book talks & discussions, special related events such as a Lecture on the Indian Wars, a Horseshoe Art program, a presentation on the Ute Native Americans & the History of the Mountain Trails, Pioneer Days hosted by the partnering organizations and a special Guest Appearance by the author; and,

WHEREAS, the Vail Public Library, in collaboration with the Bookworm of Edwards,
Colorado Mountain College, Battle Mountain High School, Eagle Valley High School, Vail
Mountain School, and the Eagle County Historical Society have resolved to bring this valley-wide Community Read  to the citizens of Eagle County; and,

WHEREAS, the One Book One Valley initiative will encourage literacy and shared
enjoyment of reading throughout Eagle County,

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Jennie Fancher, Mayor, Town of Avon; Virginia Egger, Town Manager, Avon; Anne McKibbin, Mayor, Town of Eagle; Kevin Brubeck, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Eagle; Marisa Sato, Council Member, Town of Gypsum; Town of Minturn; Anuschka Bales, Mayor, Town of Red Cliff; Dave Chapin, Mayor, Town of Vail; Jenn Bruno, Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Vail; Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County Commissioner; and Jeanne McQueeney, Eagle County Commissioner, do hereby promote the One Book One Valley initiative and officially announce and promote the novel “The High Divide” to all Eagle County residents for their enjoyment and the enjoyment of all.