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Debut novelist Rachel Weaver discusses ABA Indies Introduce pick

Rachel WeaverLeft Bank Books presents author Rachel Weaver, who will sign and discuss her debut novel, Point of Direction (Ig Publishing, May 2014), on Monday, June 9, 7pm, at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).

In Point of Direction, a young woman named Anna, hitchhiking her way through Alaska, is picked up by Kyle, a fisherman. Anna and Kyle quickly fall for each other, as they are both adventurous, fiercely independent, and in love with the raw beauty and solitude of Alaska. To cement their relationship, they agree to become caretakers of a remote lighthouse – a place that has been uninhabited since the last caretaker mysterious disappeared two decades ago. What seems like the perfect adventures quickly unravels, as closely-held secrets pull them apart, and the surrounding waters threaten uncertain danger.

Point of Direction is an ABA Indies Introduce Pick and an Indie Next selection for May, and received a review in the May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. A review from Publishers Weekly calls Point of Direction an “impressive debut that makes brilliant use of the harsh and beautiful Alaskan seascape.” Laird Hunt, author of Kind One, claims, “Point of Direction is a smart, tough, gorgeous novel, written in prose so quietly luminous it seems cut straight out of the Alaskan landscape it so brilliantly brings to life. This is a debut to be excited about.”

Rachel Weaver holds an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University. Her work has been published in The Gettysburg Review and the Blue Mesa Review. She has also worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying songbirds, raptors, and black and brown bears. Rachel currently lives in Colorado.

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