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April 11, 2019

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

Lou Berney Author Presentation at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — On Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie will host author Lou Berney for a discussion of his novels “November Road” and “The Long and Faraway Gone.” Berney is a two-time Edgar Award-nominated author who teaches in the Red Earth Master of Fine Arts program at Oklahoma City University.

Berney’s book “November Road” is a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America set against the backdrop of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities and the hope of second chances.

Winner of the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, “The Long and Faraway Gone” is a novel that revolves around crimes committed in August 1986. Six employees of a movie theater in Oklahoma City were brutally murdered during an armed robbery. A month later, a teenage girl vanished from the Oklahoma State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. A quarter of a century later, the tragedies continue to echo through the lives of two survivors.

This presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  


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