Author Bruce Holbert with Poet John Whalen
Reading and book signing of “The Hour of Lead” by Holbert, an epic family novel and coming of age story that is once again imbibed with the mythology of the west. After losing both his twin and his father in a brutal, unexpected snowstorm, Matt Lawson must take over the family ranch. As his mother disappears into grief, Matt learns the hardest lesson the West has to teach: he is on his own. Invoking the same beautiful landscape and language of his critically-acclaimed debut, “Lonesome Animals,” this is a wider, more expansive novel, less violent but just as affecting, another important contribution to the literature of the West.