Robin Gainey :: Light of the Northern Dancers

Robin Gainey
Reading and Signing
Light of the Northern Dancers
Tuesday, November 14th
Fiery aristocrat, Eden Rose, uprooted from her native Scotland, has tended a foundering marriage and failing ranch at the corner of Crazy Woman Creek and the Powder River for a decade. Best friend, backwoods spitfire Maddie True, has her own woes a few miles away: widowed with six young children and caretaker to her addled father. Abandoned by her husband during the height of Wyoming Territory’s worst drought in history, Eden depends on her inept brother, Aiden, to see her through the coming winter. But when he disappears into the wild Bighorn mountains, she shuns Maddie’s fearful cautions, teaming with enigmatic Lakota holy man, Intah, to find her brother before the wicked snow holds them all hostage.

Robin F. Gainey partnered in the creation of California’s Gainey Vineyard; presided over winery culinary programs; and, with Julia Child and others, founded Santa Barbara’s American Institute of Wine and Food. She also oversaw the breeding and showing of champion Arabian Horses begun by the Gainey Family in 1939. Over the years, she’s lived in Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, and Rome, Italy. She returned to her hometown, Seattle, to find her heart in writing. Active trustee of the acclaimed Pacific Northwest Ballet, she enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding, skiing any mountain, and spending three months every year cruising British Columbia's Inside Passage by boat—mostly alone. Light of the Northern Dancers is her second novel.

Praise for "Light of the Northern Dancers"
"A wonderful story, full of surprises. I highly recommend Robin F. Gainey’s, Light of the Northern Dancers."
— Lynn V. Andrews, New York Times and internationally best-selling author of the Medicine Woman Series

"Brutal and beautiful, unflinching and hopeful, Robin Gainey’s LIGHT OF THE NORTHERN DANCERS reveals the triumphs and hardships of pioneer life in the Wyoming Territory in a powerful story of two women surviving against all odds. Gainey’s prose is as lush as her story is gripping—a literary page turner!"
— Lisa Alber, award-winning author of Whispers in the Mist and Path Into Darkness
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435