Curry Public Library

Debut author Ash Davidson will visit Curry Public Library in September to discuss her epic, immersive novel Damnation Spring and to sign books. The event will take place Tuesday, September 7, at 11 a.m. outdoors at the library.

The first 22 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of Damnation Spring when they attend the event. Curry Public Library also invites the community to read Damnation Spring and join in for a virtual book discussion on Thursday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. For information, or to RSVP for either event, visit

Damnation Spring is Davidson’s debut novel and is set in a Northern California logging town in the redwoods during the late 1970s. The town is wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life. Damnation Spring was released on August 3 and reviews have been glowing.

John McMurtrie for the The New York Times Book Review writes that Damnation Spring is “a glorious book — an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.... It’s about human nature. It’s about our relationships to our loved ones and our communities, it’s about morality and greed, it’s about our understanding of and respect for the natural world.” Alex Burling of the San Francisco Chronicle writes it is “[an] astonishingly polished and immensely affecting debut novel...a knockout...”

Library director Jeremy Skinner believes that the author’s personal story of growing up in northern California and the narrative of Damnation Spring will resonate with many people in our community.

“It’s not every day we are able to host an author that speaks fluently in the language of trees, logging and the coastal mindset. We hope that the community will take advantage of this opportunity and join us for her visit.”

Ash Davidson was born in Arcata, California, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and MacDowell. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

For information about this event, visit or call the Curry Public Library at 541-247-7246.


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