The landscape is a similar theme for both. I feel that our characters could be neighbors, Bell notes, even though her book, Claiming Ground, is a memoir of her life, while Spraggs, Bone Fire, is his third novel and contains several characters from The Fruit of Stone and An Unfinished Life, his first two books.
The isolation here, for people who live in the rural parts of Wyoming, is more poignant, Spragg adds. And I think that affects worldview and decisions filial, social and otherwise.
Listen to their takes on the Western mythos tonight at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.boulderbookstore.com or call 303-477-2074 for info.
Tue., March 16, 7:30 p.m., 2010