Author Event: Karen Buley

Join us on Thursday, May 4th, at 7 PM for an anniversary celebration and reading with author Karen Buley from her novel Perimenopausal Women with Power Tools.

Baby Boomer Beth Jorgennson crawls from the wreckage of widowhood into a woodworking class for women. Her four younger classmates spill their secrets during friendly get-togethers, but she keeps hers safe within her guarded heart. Over time, Beth learns to rely on new friends instead of clinging to memories of her late husband. But when a secret from her past reappears, Beth isn’t certain if she can handle her world being upended again.

Set in Karen Buley’s hometown of Missoula, Montana, Perimenopausal Women with Power Tools is a novel about love and loss, secrets and regret, friendships and revelations, identity and redemption.

About the author: Born in Missoula, Montana, Karen Buley credits her roots to Butte, Montana, birthplace of her parents and her home throughout much of her childhood. She is the author of the novels Perimenopausal Women with Power Tools and Nanny on the Run, and the editor of Nurses on the Run: Why They Come, Why They Stay. Her work has appeared in print and online in The New York Times; Please See MeThe Seattle TimesAmerican Nurse TodayA Cup of Comfort for Nurses: Stories of Caring and CompassionInside and Out: Women's Truths, Women's Stories; and more. After a long and fulfilling nursing career, Buley traded the magic of birth for the magic of books and is a high school library assistant in Missoula. Visit her at


Event date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
Perimenopausal Women With Power Tools By Karen Buley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781509230372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wild Rose Press - May 20th, 2020