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Rebekah Anderson, The Grand Promise

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Thu, 05/25/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books in Fairhaven
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join author Rebekah Anderson as she presents her new novel, a novel that was called “a gripping debut” by best-selling author Jonathan Evison, “a thoughtful look” by Kirkus Reviews, and “enthralling” by Publishers Weekly!


The Grand Promise takes us back to the 1930s New Deal public works program. An Eastern Washington town is uprooted and a family grapples with personal and financial dilemmas. A father resists inevitable change, and enters into a fierce conflict with his son. The historic construction of the Grand Coulee Dam, a massive project destined to bring prosperity to the Pacific Northwest, will also destroy the family's home and their town, but it will change the lives of their community and the lives of indigenous people who have sustained themselves on the Columbia River for generations.

Rebekah Anderson received her BA from WWU’s English Dept in 1997 with a Creative Writing concentration and worked on the Bellingham Review. She went on to earn an MFA from New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow. Inspired by her family history and recently published by Empty Bowl Press in Western Washington, The Grand Promise is her first novel. She currently lives in Seattle.

Online registration closes one hour prior to the event. Walk-ins will be welcome if there are available spaces. 

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ISBN: 9781737040859
Published: Empty Bowl Press - June 1st, 2022