One Book One Community
Park City Library, Summit County Library, Dolly’s Bookstore, and Utah Humanities are pleased to announce this year’s One Book One Community read—Pam Houston’s 2019 memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. The Park City community is encouraged to read Deep Creek and come together in the fall to meet the author and hear her talk. Houston, a former resident of Park City, will be in town to discuss her book on Thursday, September 10th , 7:00 p.m., at Park City Library, Jim Santy Auditorium. She will also lead a writer’s workshop, earlier in the day, at the Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country is available as an immediate “on demand” e-book through both libraries—no holds. Dolly’s Bookstore also has plenty of copies available for curbside pickup or shipment.
Houston’s memoir chronicles the risky, and way out of her price range, purchase of a sprawling 120-acre ranch on the outskirts of the high mountain town of Creed, Colorado. She describes the small town of Creed as “the kind of place where if you happen to be in town for a couple days poking around, someone will invite you to a wedding.” The life she creates on her beloved ranch with her dogs and sheep and chickens is mutually rejuvenating—for herself, for the ranch and for the reader.
Houston received praise for this book by many, including Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: “There is so much beauty, wisdom, and truth in this book, I felt the pages almost humming in my hands. I was riveted and enlightened, inspired and consoled. This is a book for all of us, right now.”
The One Book One Community program is designed to promote a love of literature while at the same time encouraging families, friends, and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book. Park City’s One Book One Community program has been going strong since 2003.
More About Pam Houston:
Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, as well as two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.