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On The Same Page Announces Title for 2019 One-Book Program

The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West by John Branch

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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

Branch, John (c) Catherine Branch

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
6:30 PM
The Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way 
Lafayette, CO 80026
TICKETS REQUIRED. MORE INFO COMING SOON


Active Minds
WED. August 14
TBD

Cowboy Poet and Line Dancing
TBD

Stories on Stage
WED. October 2 
TBD

Book Discussions
TBD

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