Before Us Like a Land of Dreams
“A narrative extravaganza that ponders the bristled roots of ancestry, unbroken by time or place, and the muddled truths and fallacies of family history that inform who we believe we are. This masterwork flouts expectations.” —FOREWORD REVIEWS (starred review)
A disheartened Utah mother travels an evocative route through the sites of her arid Western ancestry. Along the way, the dead speak their stories: a ragged Mormon boy, a hoarder’s queer son, descendants of British squatters. Together, these voices create the landscape of a family— uncensored, rocky, and unsettlingly beautiful.
Karin Anderson is a gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, heretic, and English professor at Utah Valley University. She hails from the Great Basin of Utah.
Join us here at Dolly’s on June 15 @ 2:00 p.m. for an author signing and meet and greet!