TRUCKEE, Calif. - On Saturday, Oct. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. The Bookshelf in Truckee will host a reading from Bona Fide Books "Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life at the Lake." This one-of-a-kind collection features 60 short stories about life at Lake Tahoe. Local blues musicians will also be featured. The event is free and open to the public.
"Tahoe Blues" is a collection of flash fiction and microessays by 56 writers from Tahoe, Truckee and beyond who have this in common: a connection to Lake Tahoe and a tale to tell in no more than 500 words. Topics range from the environment to ghost stories, even futuristic pieces, and, of course, bears. "There is something for everyone. That's the beauty of the collection," said Bona Fide Books publisher Kim Wyatt. The book is organized by shades of blue, indicating depth, theme and other intangibles, said Wyatt, who received hundreds of submissions. Featured readers include Truckee and Tahoe City writers Karen Terrey, Melissa Siig, Laura Read, Tim Hauserman, Joan Atkinson and Dana Arlien of Reno, Nev. The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Tim Hauserman will also be signing the newly released third edition of "Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers and Equestrians."
The Bookshelf at Gateway Center (Safeway) is at 11310 Donner Pass Road. For more information, call 530-582-0515 or visit www.bookshelfstores.com.
Bona Fide Books is an independent press in South Lake Tahoe helping writers find their readers and build literary community in the Sierra. For more information, call 530-573-1513 or visit www.bonafidebooks.com.