CANNON BEACH — Portland author and journalist Ellen Notbohm, internationally known for her award-winning books on the parenting and teaching of autistic children, will read from and discuss her first novel, “The River by Starlight,” at Cannon Beach Library, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

This is the next event in the Northwest Authors Series, sponsored by the library. The event is free and open to all.

“The River by Starlight,” set in Montana during the early 20th century, finds Annie Rushton moving to live at her brother’s Montana homestead after struggling with postpartum depression and a difficult divorce. Not planning to remarry, she encounters Adam Fielding. Together, they buy the property from Annie’s brother and form a business and romantic partnership. However, their efforts to build a life together are met with many challenges and Annie’s depression returns.

Notbohm’s debut novel received the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award for U.S. West-Mountain Regional Fiction.

The library is at 131 N. Hemlock St.

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