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John Keeble, The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson - Fiction!

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The action of this novel takes place in the West, but it is not a “Western;” and though its central focus is the life of Adaline Carson, daughter of the famed frontiersman Kit Carson, it is also not a biography. Set in the time of the California gold rush, it is a detailed and graphic elegy for America’s wide open plains, rivers, and mountains, and the people who lived in and passed through them, both for good and ill.

John Keeble is the author of seven previous books, including the novels Yellowfish and Broken Ground, both recent University of Washington Press reprints, and UW Press original The Shadows of Owls. He was awarded an O’Henry Prize for a story that appeared in Harper’s in 2019; and his short fiction collection, Nocturnal America, won the Prairie Schooner Prize for short fiction and was published by the University of Nebraska Press. He is also author of Out of the Channel, the definitive study of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Keeble taught at Eastern Washington University for more than 30 years, and has also taught at Grinnell College and the University of Alabama and served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Boise State University. With his wife Claire, he lives in a house of his own construction, on a wooded hillside west of Spokane, Washington.

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The Appointment: The Tale of Adaline Carson Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780899241630
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lynx House Press - April 2019

Yellowfish Cover Image
By John Keeble, William Kittredge (Foreword by), John Keeble (Afterword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780295988450
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 5th, 2008

Broken Ground Cover Image
By John Keeble, Kathleen Moore (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295990484
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Published: University of Washington Press - October 18th, 2010

The Shadows of Owls Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780295993157
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 12th, 2013

Nocturnal America (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780803271777
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 2013

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