Author event with John Larison
Parnassus Books
Wed, Jul 17 6:30 pm


Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome John Larison, author of Whiskey When We’re Dry. From a blazing new voice in fiction, a gritty and lyrical American epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads west. In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive.