Author Reading & Conversation: Ronna Wineberg & Donna Baier Stein

Please join us for a free, in-store author event with Ronna Wineberg and Donna Baier Stein. Ronna will read from her new collection of stories, Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life, and Donna Baier Stein will read from her debut novel, The Silver Baron’s Wife. The two  authors also will discuss the process of writing, their experiences publishing a book, and how their own writing and editing stories for a literary journal interact. 

Ronna Winberg is the author of On Bittersweet Place and a debut collection, Second Language, which won the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Literary Competition, and was the runner-up for the 2006 Reform Judaism Prize for Jewish Fiction. Her stories have appeared in American Way, Colorado Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, South Dakota Review and elsewhere, and been broadcast on National Public Radio. She is the recipient of a scholarship in fiction to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and residencies to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation. She has been awarded a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the founding fiction editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and lives in New York.  

Praise for Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life: “Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life is a richly imagined, deeply felt, and unusually fully realized collection. In story after story, Ronna Wineberg shows her characters making surprising swerves and connections, reaching from the past into the present. I marvel at how much she can accomplish in a relatively small number of pages, and at how these stories stay with me. Wineberg is a writer of lovely generosity.”—Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Donna Baier Stein is the author of The Silver Baron's Wife, Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist), and Sometimes You Sense the Difference. She founded and publishes Tiferet Journal. She has received three Pushcart nominations, a Scholarship from Bread Loaf, a Fellowship from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, a New Jersey Council on the Arts grant, and prizes from the Allen Ginsberg Awards and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in Ascent, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, Writer’s Digest, and many other journals. She is currently completing a new collection of stories based on Thomas Hart Benton lithographs.
The Silver Baron's Wife, traces the rags-to-riches-to-rags life of Colorado's Baby Doe Tabor. This fascinating heroine worked in the silver mines and had two scandalous marriages, one to a philandering opium addict and one to Horace Tabor—a Senator and silver baron worth $24 million in the late 19th century. Hers is the tale of a fiercely independent woman who bucked all social expectations by working where women of her era didn't work, becoming the key figure in one of the West's most scandalous love triangles, and, after a devastating stock market crash destroyed Tabor's vast fortune, living in eccentric isolation at the Matchless Mine. An earlier draft of this novel won the PEN/New England Discovery Award in Fiction. 


Event date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life By Ronna Wineberg Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997101003
Published: Serving House Books - May 5th, 2016

The Silver Baron's Wife By Donna Baier Stein Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997101065
Published: Serving House Books - September 15th, 2016