CORVALLIS, Ore. - Celebrated fiction writer and Oregon State University faculty member John Larison will read from his newly released novel, "Holding Lies," on Thursday, Nov. 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda of the Valley Library on the OSU campus. A book signing follows.

Set amidst the ferns and firs of the Pacific Northwest, "Holding Lies" (Skyhorse Publishing) tells the story of a 59-year-old river guide struggling to reconnect with his estranged daughter in the midst of a murder investigation in his small town.

This second novel by Larison has been praised by reviewers, including Jonathan Rickard with the New York Journal of Books who called it "an exceptional work of literature."

Larison is an instructor at OSU, an alumnus of the OSU Master of Fine Arts program, a river steward for the Native Fish Society and the Northwest field editor for Fly Fisherman magazine. His first novel, "Northwest of Normal," was heralded by the Denver Post as "a first-rate contribution to the novels of the West."

The Literary Northwest Series is co-sponsored by the OSU Beaver Store and the OSU English Department, and celebrates regional literary achievement.

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