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Robert Rebein: Headlights on the Prairie

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Monday, February 19th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Library Auditorium Adult

In the tradition of memoirs such as Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life and Ivan Doig’s This House of Sky, these essays bring a storyteller’s gifts to life’s dramas, large and small. In Headlights on the Prairie, Rebein takes us back to the high plains world where his family has farmed and ranched since the 1920s. It is a world populated by feedlot cowboys, farm kids dreaming of basketball glory, and the sadly heroic residents of a small-town nursing home grandiloquently named Manor of the Plains.  Seen in sharp detail, and recalled from a distance, his is a story of how a man can leave his home on the prairie—and never really get out of Dodge.

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