Wyoming author and rancher Reid Lance Rosenthal says the nation's fortunes may ebb and flow, but the American spirit has remained constant. Rosenthal will discuss that issue and others that relate to "Threads West, An American Saga," the first volume of his planned series, at 3 p.m. today at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.
The fictional saga begins in 1855, interlacing the lives of the first of four generations of characters. The book's back cover says that "the separate lives of these driven men and independent women are drawn to a common destiny that beckons seductively from the wild and remote flanks of the American West." Eight of these early characters started their lives in Europe.
The book is the author's debut novel.