‘Sagebrushed’: Growing up in Nevada

From a Sundance Books and Music news release

sagebrushed coverSundance Books and Music will hold a reading and reception to celebrate the publication of Sagebrushed: Coming of Age and Working in Nevada (Baobab Press, 2014) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The collection of essays by Nevada journalism students is edited by Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno.

Everyone has to grow up somewhere, and for some of us that place is Nevada. The personal stories in Sagebrushed speak to the economic forces that sustain the state and convey a vivid sense of the places that help make Nevada so distinctive. From sturdy cowboys and rural small towns to a visually impaired casino mogul and legalized sex workers, the people in the book pull back the state’s tumbleweed and neon façade and witness some of the unique qualities that make up Nevada.

As Withanee Andersen writes, “Living in such a strange place is bound to have equally strange effects on people.”

This event is made possible through a partnership with Nevada Humanities and with support from the Nightingale Family Foundation.

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