Carty, who has been writing articles about life in the West for more than 30 years, sets this tale of wild love and loss in northern Wisconsin: “Céline Vaillancourt saw the untamed forest in shades of apprehension. But Edmund, her 11-year-old son, was possessed of a different vision, as though he had put the very same brooding colors together and produced a painting shot through with adventure and the light of discovery. … His dog and the wild country beyond their orchard owned his heart. But now it was December, and cold. And neither dog nor boy were paying attention.”
Livingston writer Toby Thompson says of the book, “In Leaves on Frozen Ground, Dave Carty creates a fictional world that resonates with passion, sadness, and unexpected loss. His depictions of nature, family, and small-town life don’t just ring true, but are rendered in flawless prose and with a mastery of scenic construction that leave the reader tearfully in awe. I can’t wait to read Carty’s next novel. He’s a budding master of the form.”
The free event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.