Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Idaho Author Visits Albertson College Campus

2005. 10. 24.

CALDWELL (Idaho) Idaho native and critically acclaimed author Heather Parkinson will give a reading from her novel Across Open Ground on November 3 at 7:00pm in Langroise Recital Hall on the Albertson College of Idaho campus.

There will also be an author's reception and book signing from 5-6:30 before the reading. All the evening's events are free and the public is welcome.

Across Open Ground is Parkinson's first novel. It chronicles the journey of Walter Pascoe, a 17-year-old sheepherder in the Wood River Valley. He falls in love with a trapper named Trina Ivy, but with the outbreak of World War I, Pascoe is drafted and must leave a pregnant Trina behind. When he returns after the war, many things have changed and their relationship is altered.

Parkinson, who was born and raised in Boise, attended Willamette College in Salem, Oregon. She has been a Fulbright scholar finalist, a Rhodes scholar finalist and the recipient of a Carson Research Grant. Parkinson currently lives in Idaho, and in her spare time she enjoys fly-fishing.

The book and author appearance are part of the CofI First Year Experience Program. The program is designed to help acclimate first year students to college life and make that transition as smoothly as possible. Along with an academic advising program geared specifically towards first year students and a cohort class structure, all first year students and faculty read the same book.

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