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Emily Ruskovich Author Talk

You can take the girl out of Idaho, you can't take Idaho out of the girl

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O. Henry Award-winning author Emily Ruskovich is proof that while you can take the girl out of Idaho, you can't take Idaho out of the girl. Born and raised on Hoodoo Mountain in the Idaho panhandle, Ruskovich left the Gem State to attend the Iowa Writers' Workshop, but ultimately returned home to the state that informed her fiction. In her debut novel, Idaho, Ruskovich explores the complexity of love and tragedy against the backdrop of the mountains she grew up in, crafting a setting and tone that will resonate with anyone who has traveled there. Boise bookworms are invited to stop by Rediscovered Books on Eighth Street Thursday, Dec. 7, to meet Ruskovich—who teaches Creative Writing at Boise State University—hear more about her novel and pick up a signed copy of the book.

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