One Book One Littleton: Deep Creek by Pam Houston
Sunday, September 25, 6:30 p.m., Bemis Public Library
Writing Workshop with Pam Houston: 1:30-3:30 p.m. (limit 20)
Author Reception with Pam Houston: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (tickets available August 15)
Author Talk with Pam Houston: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. (Free, tickets required. Tickets available August 15)
Bemis Public Library’s selection for the 2022 community-wide reading project explores the concept of “place” through a Colorado author’s memoir of life in the high country.
Bemis Public Library has selected Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Colorado author Pam Houston for this year’s One Book One Littleton program. The memoir explores the concept of “home” while exploring issues that are particularly relevant to Westerners, including managing fire, development and wildlife.
Deep Creek brings you inside Pam Houston’s impulsive decision to purchase a 120-acre ranch near Creede, Colorado, and offers vivid descriptions of tending the land for the next 25 years. Houston’s strength and open heart are inspiring as she describes caring for everything from miniature donkeys to an abandoned elk calf and from the barn to the Earth itself. An award-winning author, Houston’s books include Cowboys Are My Weakness and Contents May Have Shifted.
“When we started talking about books for our second One Book One Littleton—with the theme of “place”—Pam Houston was the natural choice,” says Nancy Trimm, library director. “She’s led an extraordinary life but she’s incredibly accessible and relatable. I truly believe this memoir will help us all appreciate our place in the world.”
Deep Creek is available in hard copy and digital formats at Bemis Public Library and the Tattered Cover Book Store at Aspen Grove. In addition, the library has book club kits and discussion questions ready for checkout. Stay tuned for details on other One Book events, including a writing workshop, author reception and keynote in September.
One Book One Littleton is cosponsored by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum; for information on sponsorships, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous One Book One Littleton Selections
2021: The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles Vogl
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Museum and the Bemis Public Library.