Local authorís novel proves popular

    Kooskia author Linwood Laughyís first novel, The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale, is being very well-received throughout the region, as shown by the popularity of the book readings and signings since the book was released in January.

    On Sunday, Jan. 31, the first cultural event of its kind was held at the High Country Inn, and a full house of guests came early and stayed late to enjoy a fine table of desserts and beverages, followed by readings by Laughy and explanations of the different characters in the book.

    Questions were welcomed as he read, and the enthusiastic audience was very receptive. Lots of books were inscribed and signed as part of the event.

    Signed copies of the novel are available for sale at the inn, and the book makes for excellent reading for anyone who is interested in history and familiar with this region, from Lewiston to Kamiah to the Lolo trail and beyond.  It is historically and geographically accurate as well, as explained by Laughy who told the audience that he had traipsed every bit of the areas described in the book.

    It is hoped that more cultural events of this nature can be held at the High Country Inn, including artists as well as writers.  If anyone missed this exciting affair and would like to order the novel, call Jo Moore at 476-7570 or e-mail