Plunge into the turbulent 60s

(04-06-2011)

Reading from Soda Springs: Love, Sex, and Civil Rights

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The Adams State College English Department and ASC Community Partnerships will host author and San Luis Valley native Terry Marshall on his tour promoting his new novel, Soda Springs: Love, Sex, and Civil Rights. The book, set in 1963, in a fictional town located inside a familiar mountain valley in southern Colorado, features illustrations from former Alamosa resident and Adams State alumnus Chuck Asay.

An author's reception and reading starts at 6 pm Tuesday, April 12, at the ASC Community Partnerships Building, located on the corner of Main Street and Edgemont Blvd. in Alamosa, Colo.

According to Terry Marshall, featured character, Rick Sanders, a college man is committed to Martin Luther King's 1963 Birmingham campaign. Crisis jerks him back to Soda Springs to save the family farm. He confronts a town beset by decades of racism, mired in hatred, and at war with itself. "Soda Springs" tells a rollicking coming of age tale that weaves love and sex into the previously untold story of the Mexican-American battle for civil rights in the 60s. Rick finds a sexy soul mate, but also shattered dreams, rejection, and finally, love.