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Betsy Gaines Quammen’s photo is applied over a cardboard frame. Illustrations of mountains and clouds stand behind the frame.

Author Event - Betsy Gaines Quamman

Join Chelsia Rice in conversation with Montana author Betsy Gaines Quamman to discuss Quamman’s new book, True West. Additional copies of Quamman’s books will be on hand to purchase, and a book signing will follow the event.

Betsy Gaines Quammen is a historian and writer. She received a PhD from Montana State University where she studied religion, history and the philosophy of science. Her dissertation focused on Mormon history and the roots of armed public land conflicts occurring in the United States. She is fascinated at how religious views shape relationships to landscape. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, and the History News Network. She is the author of American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West and True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America. Betsy lives in Montana with her husband, writer David Quammen, three giant dogs, a sturdy cat, and a lanky rescue python.

Date: 12/07/2023
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Montana Book Company
331 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601-5013