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Virtual Author Series: Chris Harding Thornton

Virtual Author Series: Chris Harding Thornton

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Spend an evening with Nebraska author Chris Harding Thornton as she reads from her debut novel, Pickard County AtlasMentioned as a new and noteworthy publication in the New York Times, Harding Thornton's 1970s noir novel makes a great summer read and book club selection. Register for the event here

Your purchase of Pickard County Atlas from our National Willa Cather Center Bookstore contributes to our mission to bring you quality educational programming! Purchase HERE — and we thank you! [15% off through June 5 in celebration of our 66th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference.]

About the Author

Chris Harding Thornton, a seventh-generation Nebraskan, holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught literature and writing classes. She has also worked as a quality assurance overseer at a condom factory, a jar-lid screwer at a plastics plant, a closer at Burger King, a record store clerk, an all-ages club manager, and a PR writer. Pickard County Atlas is her first novel.