Eric Dieterle, assistant professor of practice in the W.A. Franke College of Business, will sign copies of his first book, Where the Wind Dreams of Staying, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the NAU Bookstore.
The memoir captures the emotional storms of a boy, and then a man, who seeks meaning in a place, or a place with meaning. A restless search for purpose and identity in the American West moves through cycles of success and failure, love and loss. The journey leads from the plateaus of eastern Washington through the landscapes of seven states, ending in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona. The interior life of the author is tightly bound to the external landscapes, so that person and place become lost in one another. Ultimately a story of resilience, the book is a tribute to the richly varied landscapes and lifestyles of the inland West.
Where the Wind Dreams of Staying was recently recommended as one of the season’s best titles by High Country News.
The event is free and open to the public and copies of the book will be available for purchase. There also will be a drawing for a free book as part of University Press Week.