Events 2017-12-19T21:18:53+00:00

Upcoming Events

Ellen Notbohm presents The River by Starlight at Third Place Books, Seattle

Date: July 12, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

Join Portland author Ellen Notbohm as she reads from her award-winning debut novel, The River by Starlight, a sweeping century-old tale of passionate love, unimaginable loss, resilience, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for self-determination in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

Set in the waning years of Montana’s homestead period, Annie and Adam Fielding’s dreams of prosperity and family shatter as an enigmatic illness of mind and body plagues Annie’s pregnancies and exacts a terrible price. Confronted with the societal stigma, ignorance, and gender-biased laws of the day, their happiness and way of life begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to an unthinkable turn of events.

Based on a true story revealed through more than a decade of research, The River by Starlight explores a history rarely seen in fiction. Its themes of women’s mental health, gender inequity, climate disaster and economic boom-and-bust remain powerfully and painfully relevant today.

Gold Medal
Independent Publisher Book Awards, Best Regional Fiction – West Mountain

Finalist
Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Regional Fiction

“Magical storytelling . . .With intimate and poetic language reminiscent of Paulette Jiles and Marisa de los Santos, Notbohm demonstrates that loss and fragility often exist alongside strength and bliss.”  ~Booklist

“Captivating . . . the writing is exquisite. The River by Starlight weaves heartache and redemption together to illuminate the power of love in life’s darkest moments.” ~Foreword Reviews

“Graceful and unflinching . . . a complex journey through grief, fulfillment, betrayal, and forgiveness.”  ~Kirkus Reviews

Ellen Notbohm and The River by Starlight at THE BOOK STALL, Winnetka IL

Date: July 29, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka IL

Join Ellen Notbohm as she shares how her family’s Chicago roots sparked a decade of research for her award-winning debut novel, The River by Starlight, a sweeping century-old tale of passionate love, unimaginable loss, resilience, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for self-determination in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

Set in the waning years of Montana’s homestead period, Annie and Adam Fielding’s dreams of prosperity and family shatter as an enigmatic illness of mind and body plagues Annie’s pregnancies and exacts a terrible price. Confronted with the societal stigma, ignorance, and gender-biased laws of the day, their happiness and way of life begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to an unthinkable turn of events.

Based on a true story researched across six states and provinces, The River by Starlight explores a history rarely seen in fiction. Its themes of women’s mental health, gender inequity, climate disaster and economic boom-and-bust remain powerfully and painfully relevant today.

Ellen Notbohm and The River by Starlight at ROSCOE BOOKS, Chicago

Date: July 31, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Join Ellen Notbohm as she shares how her family’s Chicago roots sparked a decade of research for her award-winning debut novel, The River by Starlight, a sweeping century-old tale of passionate love, unimaginable loss, resilience, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for self-determination in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

Set in the waning years of Montana’s homestead period, Annie and Adam Fielding’s dreams of prosperity and family shatter as an enigmatic illness of mind and body plagues Annie’s pregnancies and exacts a terrible price. Confronted with the societal stigma, ignorance, and gender-biased laws of the day, their happiness and way of life begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to an unthinkable turn of events.

Based on a true story researched across six states and provinces, The River by Starlight explores a history rarely seen in fiction. Its themes of women’s mental health, gender inequity, climate disaster and economic boom-and-bust remain powerfully and painfully relevant today.