On The Same Page Announces Title for 2019 One-Book Program
The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West by John Branch
This is a grand and compelling work of reporting that, like Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, offers deep insight into American ritual and tradition. And in telling the Wright family’s story, from branding days to rodeo nights to annual Christmas gatherings, Branch captures something vital of the grit, determination, and integrity that fuel the American Dream.
An unforgettable book by one of the finest reporters of our time, The Last Cowboys is a moving tribute to an American way of life.
“This is a smart portrayal of a way of life that's slipping away even in the rural West.” — Kirk Siegler, correspondent, National Desk. An NPR 2018 Great Read.
“Remarkable.… [The Last Cowboys] has an uncommon ambition: it’s a story not just of rodeo, but of the contemporary West.” —New York Times Book Review
“A real-life story that’s not only compelling, but oddly reassuring.” — Tucker Coombe, Los Angeles Review of Books
“One hell of a ride.” — Carson Vaughan, Washington Post
John Branch is a reporter for the New York Times. His feature article about an avalanche in Washington State, "Snow Fall," won the Pulitzer Prize; he has been featured three times in The Best American Sports Writing; and his first book, Boy on Ice, won the PEN/ESPN Prize for Literary Sports Writing. He lives near San Francisco.
About On the Same Page
On The Same Page (OTSP) is a one-book program that has been bringing residents of Superior, Lafayette, and Louisville together. For the 9th year, the Town of Superior, the Friends of the Lafayette Library and the Louisville Public Library Foundation invite you to join neighbors, friends, and family to celebrate reading and community.
Community Events and Programs
On The Same Page Presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author, John Branch
An Evening with the Author
THR. September 26
The Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way
Lafayette, CO 80026
TICKETS REQUIRED. MORE INFO COMING SOON
WED. August 14
Cowboy Poet and Line Dancing
Stories on Stage
WED. October 2
If you like this title, you may enjoy...
Backlands: a novel of the American west, Michael McGarrity
Cadillac Desert: the American West and its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner
Centennial: a novel, James Michener
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, Edward Abbey
Don’t Let my Baby do Rodeo: a novel, Boris Fishman
Falling from Horses, Molly Gloss
Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women, Marianne Monson
Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West, Timothy Egan
The Last Ranch: a novel of the New American West, Michael McGarrity
Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion, Robert Morgan
The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible, Simon Winchester
Monument Road: a novel, Charlie Quimby
O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
The Oregon Train: a New American Journey, Buck Rinker
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind, Ivan Doig
Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West, Lucy Lippard
The Virginian, Owen Wister