AUTHOR EVENT
Kelli Donley: Desert Divide
6PM THURSDAY, JUNE 30
Kellie Donley
LOCATION | IN-PERSON: TEMPE




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Local author Kelli Donley presents her latest, Desert Divide.


ABOUT THE LIVE EVENT

  • We're limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so registration via Eventbrite is required for admission.
  • Masks are required.


ABOUT THE BOOK

From the author of the acclaimed novel Counting Coup comes Desert Divide, a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines story of family, revenge, and justice spanning the ranches of southern Arizona to the dinner tables of Mexico City’s elite.

It’s 2016. Sarah McDaniels receives a call in the night that her mother has died unexpectedly. Returning to the family’s ranch in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, Sarah finds her childhood home and her father’s health in tatters.

More than a decade ago, Sarah left to chase a dream in New York City. Now, faced with burying her mother and trying to arrange care for her father, Sarah takes a walk across the family’s land to clear her head. When she stumbles over something on the desert floor, the last thing she expects to find is the body of a young woman her own age.

Who was this woman? Why was she on their family’s ranch? Who killed her?

Desert Divide is a true-to-life story of secrets, sacrifice, and redemption as one woman tries to face down her demons while saving what’s left of her family.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli Donley is a native Arizonan. She is the author of four novels, Under the Same Moon, Basket Baby, Counting Coup, and Desert Divide. Inspiration for this novel was found after seeing an exhibit of the Migrant Quilt Project. Kelli lives with her husband Jason, unruly terriers, and thirsty vegetable garden in Mesa, Arizona. When she isn’t writing, she is passionate about domestic arts, and is an avid knitter. She works in public health and blogs at: www.africankelli.com.