Winner of the 2018 Spur Award for Best Historical Fiction to speak at the Library

Bring a lunch and enjoy a talk with author David Osborne, noon, Wednesday, June 20. His debut novel The Coming is about the life of Daytime Smoke. Daytime Smoke, born in 1807, was the real-life son of William Clark and a Nez Perce woman.

David Osborne’s story spans 1805 – 1877 in the American West.

Beyond the fact that Daytime Smoke was born in 1807, little is known about him. Osborne wove actual characters and events through the story of Daytime Smoke.

Due to Osborne’s painstaking research, the book was ten years in the making. It begins with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery’s encounter with the Nez Perce west of the Rocky Mountains and culminates with the 1877 flight of the non-treaty bands through this part of the Rockies.

“The Coming” won the 2018 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Historical Fiction. Attendees for the noon-time talk are invited to bring a sack lunch.

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Osborne has authored or co-authored six nonfiction books including 2017’s “Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century School System” and the New York Times bestseller “Reinventing Government.”

This author talk is a co-operative event between Legends Bookstore and the Park County Public Library. The book will be available for sale at the program. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Cody Library.

Another collaborative event with Legends Bookstore.