Bruce Berger with James Anderson - A Desert Harvest

New and Selected Essays, a Book Talk & Signing

Bruce Berger is a poet and nonfiction writer known for books exploring the intersections of nature and culture in desert settings. The first of these, The Telling Distance, won the 1990 Western States Book Award and the 1991 Colorado Book Award. Berger will discuss and sign A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays ($26.00 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a career-spanning collection of beautiful, subtle, and spiky essays on the American desert.

Wasteland architecture, mountaintop astronomy, Bach in the wilderness, the mind of the wood rat, the canals of Phoenix, and the numerous eccentric personalities who call the desert their home all come to life in these fascinating portraits of America’s seemingly desolate terrains.

Berger will be joined by James Anderson, author of the two critically acclaimed novels Crown, The Never-Open Desert Diner and Lullaby Road. Anderson's poetry, short fiction and essays have been widely published in magazines and journals.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary. Can't make it to the event? To request an autographed copy, please click on the "Add to Cart" button for the book and be sure to mention you'd like an autographed copy in comments portion of your order. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
A Desert Harvest: New and Selected Essays Cover Image
By Bruce Berger, Colum McCann (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780374220570
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 12th, 2019