Author Geraldine Brooks to visit Nov. 12

TicketsMarch author Geraldine Brooks to visit Nov 12 are on sale now for Pulitzer-Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks' talk Nov. 12 in Fort Collins. Fort Collins Reads selected her novel, “March,” as its 2011 community-wide book.

Tickets are $5 and on sale at Old Firehouse Books, Reader’s Cove, Book Lovers and Book Ends, and on-line at oldfirehousebooks.com. The event will be at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W Prospect Road. Tickets are also available for a reception with Brooks from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 11. Reception tickets are $25 and sold only at Old Firehouse Books.

“March” is an historical fiction novel that speculates on the Civil War experiences of the father in the classic, “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Brooks also wrote two New York Times best-sellers, “People of the Book” and “Year of Wonders;” as well as two non-fiction books, “Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women” and “Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal’s Journey From Down Under to All Over.” Her latest novel, “Caleb’s Crossing,” was published in May.

Author Geraldine BrooksA native of Australia, Brooks lives in Massachusetts, and worked for 11 years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering the Middle East, Bosnia and Somalia.

Fort Collins Reads chose “March” in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and in conjunction with the local library district’s receipt of a Louisa May Alcott grant. Past Fort Collins Reads selections include “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle; “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka; “Holes” by Louis Sachar, and, last year, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.

Visit fortcollinsreads.com for more information.