Celebrate the  40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption with Deep Fire Rise,

a 2019 Spur Award Finalist and "instant classic" by author Jon Gosch.

"Deep Fire Rise is a murder mystery, a character study, and a depiction of place that builds in tension like a swelling volcano. Having covered the eruption of Mount St. Helens as a journalist and ridden with Clark County deputies, I can testify just how impressively Jon Gosch has captured that time and culture."

     --William Dietrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author 

"The greatest geological event of our times finally has the novel it deserves."

     --Robert Michael Pyle, 2x Washington State Book Award winner


"Deep Fire Rise rings with authenticity. The intimate, complicated, and downright strange relationships amongst the people in these small towns are pitch perfect, as is the music of the dialogue and rhythms of the prose."

     --Bruce Holbert, Washington State Book Award-winning

One of the premier publishers in the American West, Latah Books is proud to work with award-winning authors, bestselling veterans, and hungry new talents eager to make their mark. In addition to our eclectic publishing program, we are active in the literary community in the American West and beyond.

Latah Books is distributed globally by Ingram Content Group, nationally by American West Books and regionally by Benjamin News Group. We are also proud to work directly with numerous independent bookstores, gift shops, libraries, schools, colleges and book clubs.


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-Gustave Flaubert


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