9th Ave: Alix Christie with Lucille Lang Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 7:00pm

Cover of Alix Christie's novel The Shining Mountains. The cover is photo of a a misty mountain with pines, and a triangle pattern in place of the sky.
Join us on Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm PT when Alix Christie celebrates her novel, The Shining Mountains, with Lucille Lang Day at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
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Praise for The Shining Mountains
"Alix Christie has not only written a generous and spirited novel of the fur trade and the marriage of two worlds, she has written a rousing adventure tale steeped in research and oral histories. Humorous and deeply tender, I admire The Shining Mountains for its vivid and emotionally rendered characters, its magnificent landscape, and how Christie captures the extraordinary power of living story."--Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea

"The Shining Mountains is a rousing historical novel that kept me up late, with woven story lines of fascinating characters moving across the Pacific Northwest seeking fortune and the thrill of survival and, of course, love. I especially loved the women, their bravery and clear-eyed vision of this world, from ancestral legends to the danger of the new."--Susan Straight, author of Mecca and Highwire Moon

"A heartbreaking and horripilating tale of greed and betrayal. A monument to the hypocrisy of Manifest Destiny."--Dennis McCarthy, author of The Gospel According to Billy the Kid: A Novel

About The Shining Mountains
The year is 1838. A young Scotsman forced from his homeland arrives at Hudson's Bay. Angus McDonald is contracted to British masters to trade for fur. But the world he discovers is beyond even a Highlander's wildest imaginings: raging rivers, buffalo hunts, and the powerful daughter of an ancient and magnificent people. In Catherine Baptiste, kin to Nez Perce chiefs, Angus recognizes a kindred spirit. The Rocky Mountain West in which they meet will soon be torn apart by competing claims: between British fur traders, American settlers, and the Native peoples who have lived for millennia in the valleys and plateaus of the Shining Mountains' western slopes.

In this epic family saga, the real history of the American West is revealed in all its terror, beauty, and complexity. The Shining Mountains brilliantly limns a world now long forgotten: of blended cultures seeking allies, trading furs for guns and steel, and a way of life in collision with westward colonial expansion.

About Alix Christie
Alix Christie
 is the direct descendant of Angus McDonald's brother Duncan. Her debut novel, Gutenberg's Apprentice, was published by Harper Books in 2014. For the past thirty years she has reported for newspapers in California and from Europe as a foreign correspondent, including for the Washington Post, the Guardian of London, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Salon.com. She currently reviews books and arts for The Economist. She lives in San Francisco, California.

About Lucille Lang Day
An Oakland poet and memoirist of British, Swiss/German and Wampanoag descent, Lucille Lang Day is also the founder and publisher of Scarlet Tanager Books.

The Shining Mountains By Alix Christie Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780826364654
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: High Road Books - April 1st, 2023

The year is 1838. A young Scotsman forced from his homeland arrives at Hudson's Bay. Angus McDonald is contracted to British masters to trade for fur. But the world he discovers is beyond even a Highlander's wildest imaginings: raging rivers, buffalo hunts, and the powerful daughter of an ancient and magnificent people.


Gutenberg's Apprentice: A Novel By Alix Christie Cover Image
$17.99
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9780062336026
Published: Harper Perennial - September 8th, 2015


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