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Deep in the heart of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula lies Temple Grove, one of the last stands of ancient Douglas firs not under federal protection from logging. Bill Newton, a gyppo logger desperate for work and a place to hide, has come to Temple Grove for the money to be had in the timber. There to stop him is Paul, a young Makah environmentalist who will break the law to save the trees... Join us for a reading and signing. In collaboration with Iconoclast Books.
Scott Elliott was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1970 and grew up in Anchorage, Kentucky and on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. He was educated at Anchorage Public School in Achorage, Kentucky; St. X. High School in Louisville, Kentucky; Vanderbilt University (BA); Columbia University(MFA); and the University of Houston (Ph.D).
Scott has taught writing and literature for Hofstra University, The Teachers and Writers Collaborative (New York), Writers in the Schools (Houston), and the Inprint Organization (Houston), and was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Houston. Since 2004, he has taught at Whitman College, a small liberal arts school in Walla Walla, a town in the wheat and wine country of southeastern Washington at the base of the Blue Mountains.
His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in Sniper Logic, The New York Times, the Antioch Review, the Writers Chronicle, American Book Review, Juked, Mayday, Forklift Ohio, Hawk and Handsaw, and elsewhere. His first novel Coiled in the Heart was published by Bluehen/â€‹Penguin Putnam in 2003 and was a Booksense 76 and One-Book-One-Community pick. His collection of stories, Return Arrangements, was a finalist for the 2009 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His second novel, Temple Grove, was published by the University of Washington Press on May 1, 2013 and is now making its way in the world.