As a part of the New York Times team that wrote the series “How Race Is Lived in America” back in 2001, Egan earned his place up there as a Pulitzer winner with Roger Ebert and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The Big Burn, a historical review of the Great Fire of 1910 that burned across Idaho, Washington and Montana and the political battle between Teddy and Taft that raged in Washington, D.C., is Egan’s most recent work.
He’s in town tonight promoting his nonfiction novel. Any fan of American history and/or great writing shouldn’t miss this opportunity. If you haven’t already snatched up and digested your copy, Auntie’s Bookstore has you covered. So hop in, claim ownership of The Big Burn, spill coffee on it to make it look like you’ve owned it since its release last October, and take your seat.
The free event at the Bing Crosby Theater starts at 7 pm. Call 893-8205 for more.