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Craig will be speaking and signing at The Poisoned Pen at 7:00 PM for his book launch on Tuesday September 21.
Our event will be broadcast as usual on our Facebook Video page. You need not belong to FB to enjoy watching it. Because Craig is here you may request a short (5 word) personalization. Books will ship as usual to non-attendees or may be picked up at The Pen.
Our protocols for a live event are that everyone attending wear a mask and be responsibly distanced. Sanitizer will be provided, and masks if needed. Please be kind to your fellow fans, our staff, and to Craig who is starting his tour here and needs to stay healthy.
Space is limited. Depending on attendance we might do two shorter conversations and then a single signing line. Your patience if so will be appreciated.
Johnson, Craig. Daughter of the Morning Star (Viking $28).
Native American women have experienced extreme violence for years, many of them vanishing without a trace. So Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire isn’t entirely surprised when a favor he’s doing for Chief Lolo Long of the Cheyenne police leads him to a search for a missing teen. Jaya, Long's niece, is a star basketball player for Montana’s Lame Deer Morning Stars high school who's gotten more than 20 notes threatening her life; her sister, Jeanie, is among the missing. Along with his friend Henry Standing Bear, Longmire realizes he must travel to Montana to investigate Jeanie’s disappearance to have any chance of helping Jaya, who has prodigious athletic talent but no team spirit.
Longmire interviews the people who were with Jeanie when she vanished from a van that was stopped for repairs as well as others who might be connected to the case; the most surprising and useful information comes from Lyndon Iron Bull, a farmer who claims to have seen Jeanie some time later singing in a snowstorm. He introduces Longmire to the concept of the Wandering Without, a spiritual black hole that devours souls, which of course fascinates the sheriff.