Susan Lang Returns to Copper Mountain College

    March 1, 2009


    JOSHUA TREE, Ca – Author Susan Lang will return to Copper Mountain College as part of an author series on Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room CMC 126, Phase II

    Susan will read from her novel Moon Lily; in this final volume of Susan Lang’s Ruth Farley trilogy, Ruth discovers the limits of her autonomy and struggles to make peace with her painful past. As the story comes to a dramatic conclusion and the world descends into the madness of another war, Ruth finally understands that she is inextricably part of the human community and that her hard-won independence will not be sacrificed if she accepts and cherishes the bonds of love and friendship.

    Ruth Farley is one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction, a perplexing, sometimes exasperating, and utterly sympathetic modern woman torn between her desire for freedom and her need for love, her determination to live life on her own terms and the pressures that society places on a single woman. In this trilogy of novels, Susan Lang has achieved her place among our best contemporary fiction writers.

    Susan Lang grew up on her mother's homestead in a remote canyon nearly as wild as her fictionalized valley. As an instructor of English at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona for twenty years, she founded and still directs the Southwest Writers Series, and in 1995 she founded the Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing.
    This reading is part of an ongoing series of author and speaker events sponsored by the Copper Mountain College Foundation.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Ms. Susan Lang will speak in room CMC 126, Phase II.
    For more information regarding this event or how you can become involved with the CMC Foundation, please contact Syndee Slayton at 760.366.5296. For general information regarding Copper Mountain College, visit or call 760.366.3791