Cheryl Walsh

Event date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Iowa City author Cheryl Walsh will read from her debut novel, Unequal Temperament.  Through the lens of art, music, and meteorology, Unequal Temperament examines how we navigate the storms of our lives.  "Sharply observed, built of masterful prose, Unequal Temperament affirms the vitality of art in our lives at a time when devotion to craft and the pursuit of the sublime are made out to be old-fashioned terms. This is a book as awed by a great piece of music as it is by the shadings and complications of its very rich characters. Like the great Paula Fox, Walsh knows how to make a tight frame give us a very wide view of the world."— Brian Castleberry

Cheryl Walsh earned a master’s degree in English history before giving in to the tug of fabrication and turning her hand to fiction writing. She has been awarded writing residencies with the Djerassi

Resident Artists Program and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and her stories have appeared in online literary journals as well as print magazines and anthologies. A native Michigander, she traded in

lake-effect snow squalls for prairie blizzards and now lives and writes in Iowa City, where she shares a hundred-year-old house with her husband.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Unequal Temperament By Cheryl Walsh Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218263935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: American Buffalo Books - September 5th, 2023

From her early aspirations of being an accomplished pianist to her current job as a meteorologist, Morgan has found that life-much like forecasting weather patterns and tuning harpsichords-is far from an exact science. When her father, the famed painter Jon Tallis, dies unexpectedly, Morgan pushes away her husband, Rob, and the growing chasm threatens their marriage.