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Reading - Fiction/poetry

Rachel Cochran, author of ‘The Gulf’

Reading & conversation

5:30 pm
Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Target Audiences:
Timothy Schaffert,
Author and UNL Creative Writing alum Rachel Cochran will read from her new novel THE GULF, and will be joined in conversation with Timothy Schaffert.

About the Book:
In Parson, Texas, a small town ravaged by a devastating hurricane and the Vietnam War, twenty-nine-year-old Lou is diligently renovating a decaying old mansion for Miss Kate, the elderly neighbor who has always been like a mother to her. Mourning her brother’s death in Vietnam, Lou dreams of enjoying a more peaceful future in Parson. But those hopes are crushed when Miss Kate is murdered, and no one but Lou seems to care about finding the killer.

The situation becomes complicated when Joanna, Miss Kate’s long-estranged daughter and Lou’s first love, arrives in Parson—not to learn more about her mother’s death but for the house. Her arrival unearths sinister secrets involving the history of the town and its residents … revelations that may be the key to helping Lou discover the truth about Miss Kate’s death and her killer.

About the Author:
Rachel Cochran was raised in Texas and received her PHD in English from UNL. She is an assistant editor of Machete, an imprint of Ohio State University Press. Her short stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Masters Review, and have won the Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner fiction award, and the New Ohio Review‘s nonfiction contest.

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This event originated in English.