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Author Event – John Waters – River City One

April 3 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

Join us for a special author event on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30! We will be joined by author and Nebraska resident John Waters as he presents his novel River City One!

John writes, “I want people to know that war traumatizes everyone it touches.The feeling passes through marriages, families and generations, not just those who fight. Coming home is as complex and emotional as the conflict stories we so often tell. The only thing that redeems us is love.”

About the Book:
The tale of a man and the memory that haunts him, River City One is the poetic and compassionate story of John Walker, a lawyer and ex-Marine adrift in a nameless city. Home from the war, he has become a man on the edge, quietly raging against the people he must now work for and live among—the kind of people incapable of understanding the terror he felt in combat and the guilt he carries in his heart. When he meets Ruth, a beautiful, famous singer traveling through the city, John discovers a new passion for living. But as the lies pile up, he takes more and more foolish risks to hold onto his family and the newfound love that threatens them both. Moving and lyrical, River City One is the story of a man discovering that the hardest part of going to war is coming home to face yourself.

About the Author:
John J. Waters graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He served in the Marine Corps as a scout sniper platoon commander and intelligence officer, deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq, and East Africa. He lives with his family in Nebraska, where he was born.

Pre-order a copy of the book HERE.


April 3
12:00 am - 12:30 am