Light of the Northern Dancers, with Robin Gainey


Help us welcome Seattle author Robin Gainey when she talks about her second novel, Light of the Northern Dancers, and the pleasures and perils of taking a novel to screen (The book has been optioned for a limited television series). Gainey will be at the bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7pm.

This novel tells the story of two dynamic nineteenth century women, each from a different background. Fiery aristocrat Eden Rose, uprooted from her native Scotland, has tended a foundering marriage and failing ranch at the corner of Crazy Woman Creek and the Powder River for a decade. Her best friend, backwoods spitfire Maddie True, has her own woes a few miles away as a widow with children and an addled father in her care.

When Eden is abandoned by her husband during the height of the Wyoming Territory's worst drought, she depends on a brother to see her through the winter. But when he disappears, she ignores Maddiie's cautions and teams up with an enigmatic Lakota Holy Man to find her brother before the snow holds them all hostage. Guided by spirit and love, their lives are transformed.


"Light of the Northern Dancers is a powerful novel of a woman's journey, thought-provoking and unsettling in its authenticity and unflinching honesty. ... This story underscores the power of endurance to heal and inspire hope. An unforgettable read that will live in your heart long after the final page is turned."   --- Susan Wiggs, NYT Bestselling Author

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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