Kate Manning with Gilded Mountain
Join us as Yale College alum shares historical photographs of the people, places, and events that inspired the critically acclaimed book
The Study at Yale, Living Room
Tuesday, April 25
3:30pm - 5pm
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Gilded Mountain is an epic historical novel set in the small marble-mining town of Moonstone, Colorado. It’s the story of Sylvie Pelletier, a naive young woman trying to find her place in a hostile climate and the wider world. The novel is a bildungsroman that turns the Cinderella story inside out and offers an illuminating portrait of the American West seized by robber barons, built by immigrants’ infinite toil.
Drawn from true stories of Colorado history, Gilded Mountain grapples with the forces common to both the 1910s and 2020s—wealth and poverty, immigration, and freedom of expression. An indelible novel about longing for family, equality, beauty, and joy.
Kate Manning is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Gilded Mountain, My Notorious Life and Whitegirl. A Yale University College Alum (Class of 1979) and former documentary television producer and winner of two Emmy Awards, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Time, and The Guardian, among other publications. My Notorious Life is loosely based on the true story of a 19th century Manhattan midwife, and was published in six languages. Her latest novel, Gilded Mountain is drawn from true stories of Colorado in the early 1900s, set in the fictional town of Moonstone. It’s a New York Times Editors' Choice, an Indie Next Pick, and one of Amazon's Best Books of 2022. NPR calls Gilded Mountain "a wild adventure." Kate has taught creative writing at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and lives with her family in New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut.