Yuba Lit: New Angles on America


From the Bay Area, Devi Laskar, The Atlas of Reds and Blues

“A poignant meditation on racism and police brutality experienced by people of color . . . The Atlas of Reds and Blues provides no easy answers. Laskar’s fine and moving novel is a step toward her own release, and with it she simultaneously offers readers a way out, too.” ―The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


From Boston, James Charlesworth, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill


Charlesworth’s debut novel takes a sweeping sideways look at American ambition and even the great American novel. However, the tone is never cynical in this family tragedy. Rather, there is a beautiful sadness as well mournful anger as Charlesworth evokes the loss following consequential choices.”—Booklist, starred review


From Nevada City, Ben Preston, reading from a novel-in-progress

Preston’s novel dramatizes the Polish laborers’ strike that became the Bay View Massacre in 1886 Milwaukee.


Thursday, November 7th, 7 p.m. at The Stone House, Nevada City. $10 at the door. RSVP to save your seat: yubalit@gmail.com.

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