Ellen Notbohm, The River by Starlight
Lifelong Oregonian (at least so far!) Ellen Notbohm joins us to read from her debut novel, The River by Starlight, published by She Writes Press. The novel, based on a true story, weaves the stories of Annie Rushton and Adam Fielding in early 20th-century Montana. Annie has joined her brother on his Montana homestead, looking for a fresh start after post-partum black moods and a divorce. She never wants to marry again, but sparks fly when she meets Adam Fielding, a visionary businessman-farmer determined to make his own way. In a book that is heartwrenching and hopeful, Notbohm gives us vivid characters who experience both love and loss, while presenting a piece of history little seen in fiction, one that is painfully relevant to women today.
The River by Starlight was just awarded a Gold Medal for Best Regional Fiction, West-Mountain, in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Notbohm is an internationally renowned author of nonfiction books and articles. Her book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew has been a bestseller in its field since 2005. In addition to her four books on autism, she has written articles, columns, and posts on such diverse subjects as history, genealogy, baseball, writing and community affairs. She is an avid genealogist, knitter, reader, beachcomber, and thrift store hound.