Begin Reading for the Library Now

Posted: 10/16/2017 3:32:58 PM
It’s time to get the book, read it, and plan to join the discussion.

“Reading for The Library,” a benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, will feature regional author Emily Ruskovich, discussing her novel, “Idaho,” Sunday, Nov. 19. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person, and include a soup dinner – provided by Soul Soup – bread, desserts, and beverages. Tickets are available online at

The evening is being underwritten by the Columbia Bank, Pita Pit, and the Coeur d’Alene Dental Center.

“Idaho” is the first novel for Ruskovich, who grew up in North Idaho on Hoodoo Mountain. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, One Story, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.

Ruskovich was the winner of a 2015 O. Henry Award and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She currently teaches creative writing at Boise State University and lives in Idaho City.

In the novel, Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in North Idaho, where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade's first wife and to their daughters.

In a story told from multiple perspectives—including Ann, Wade, and Wade’s first wife Jenny, now serving a life sentence in prison — we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, of the love and compassion that brought Ann and Wade together, and of the memories that reverberate through the lives of every character in “Idaho.”

Information: Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation, 208-769-2315 or

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