Alison Turner in Conversation with Laura Pritchett!

Old Firehouse Books is delighted to welcome Colorado local author Alison Turner to the store! She will be celebrating her latest book Defensible Spaces, at the store on Friday, February 24th at 6pmMT. She'll be joined in conversation by award-winning local author Laura Pritchett! This event will be taking place at the storeReaders will have the chance to say hi to this amazing author and have their books signed. Books can be purchased in advance of the event, or on the day of.


Linked short stories set in the modern West probe the human desire for independence and profound connection amid a world increasingly on fire.

The residents of Clayton, Colorado, must learn to live with what has burned and what threatens to ignite. In Defensible Spaces, a bus driver confronts a rush of memories when an old flame climbs aboard; a trailer park resident attempts to save her home; a reclusive fire mitigation worker fuels public outrage. Throughout ten linked short stories, townspeople work through relationships with alcoholism, history, and each other, negotiating where and when to create their own defensible spaces that might, but will not always, keep them protected.

For fans of literary linked story collections such as Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge or Fidelity by Wendell Berry, Defensible Spaces is a nuanced and generous debut collection with the former mining town of Clayton, Colorado, at its heart.


Please email if you have any questions.

Event date: 
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Defensible Spaces By Alison Turner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948814676
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Torrey House Press - February 21st, 2023