December 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Lucy Jane Bledsoe will read from her historical novel, A Thin Bright Line. Based on a true story, A Thin Bright Line “merges fact and fiction to create a historically accurate picture of the struggles faced by LGBT people in the 1950s and '60s; the closeting that was required for professional advancement; and the ways the Cold War pitted pure science against research to benefit the defense industry." (Kirkus Reviews)

Bledsoe is the author of The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica, This Wild Silence, and Working Parts. She is a Pushcart nominee and has traveled to Antarctica three times, as a two-time recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Artists & Writers in Antarctica Fellowship and once as a guest on a Russian ship. A native of Portland, Oregon, she lives in Berkeley, California.

“This is gripping historical fiction about queer life at the height of the Cold War and the civil rights movement, and its grounding in fact really makes it sing.” —Alison Bechdel