In this month’s bookclub, Denver author Gregory Hill joins KGNU’s Maeve Conran and Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, to talk with them about his latest book The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles.
About: Johnny Riles is in a rough patch. He’s lonesome, he’s drunk, and someone’s murdered his horse. He spends his days searching for the mysterious killer, for his brother’s soul, for a sober reason to live. In this off-kilter tale spun out with dry humor, Johnny delves beneath stark Western landscapes both literal and figurative to unearth the truths behind his nightmares.
Gregory Hill lives, writes, and makes music on the Colorado High Plains, and is a book buyer for the University of Denver library. He was the 2012 Boulder County Artist in Residence; his previous novel, “East of Denver” (2012, Dutton), won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
About Radio Bookclub:
KGNU is partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for our radio book club. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, will select a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. We will then be joined live in studio by the author for a call in show and book discussion. Arsen Kashkashian says participating in a bookclub is a great dynamic way for readers to enjoy a book.
See previous Bookclub selections here.