Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom: Anna Bruno in conversation with Elizabeth Wetmore

Ordinary Hazards book cover
August 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Please join us for a virtual reading with Anna Bruno, author of Ordinary Hazards, and conversation with Elizabeth Wetmore, author of Valentine.

For the link to access the event, register here.

Ordinary Hazards was named a Best Debut Novel of 2020 by Library Journal. NYT Bestselling author Claire Lombardo says of the novel: “Seen through keen eyes and full of deep feeling, Ordinary Hazards delves into the psyche of a woman grappling with grief, loss, and the burdens of inheritance. Anna Bruno vividly renders the messiness of a single human life in all its joy and heartbreak.”

Anna Bruno is a writer and teacher at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. Previously, Anna managed public relations and marketing for technology and financial services companies in Silicon Valley. She holds an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an MBA from Cornell University, and a BA from Stanford University. She lives in Iowa City with her husband, two sons, and blue heeler. Ordinary Hazards is her first novel.

She will be joined in conversation by Elizabeth Wetmore, who is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Baltimore Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iowa Review, and other literary journals. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and two fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as a grant from the Barbara Deming Foundation. She was also a Rona Jaffe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf and a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and one of six Writers in Residence at Hedgebrook. A native of West Texas, she lives and works in Chicago.

To order the books for curbside pickup, free local delivery, or media mail shipping, find it in our online shop or give us a call at 319-337-2681.