The Cold Millions

An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, it is a tour de force from a "writer who has planted himself firmly in the first rank of American authors." - Boston Globe

We encourage everyone in Summit County to read The Cold Millions and participate in the supplemental programs offered throughout the summer by the Summit County Library and our partners. The program will conclude with a visit from author Jess Walter at the end of the summer.

The ebook and audiobook of The Cold Millions are always available on Libby and we will have extra copies of the book and book on CD available to check out at all of our branches.

Reading Guide  |  Flyer 

KPCW Book Review by Cathy Lanigan

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Jess Walter

Jess Walter will speak to the community on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library (1255 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060). There will be a book signing after the presentation with books available to purchase provided by Dolly's Bookstore.

Jess Walter is the author of ten books, most recently the soon to be published short story collection The Angel of Rome (6/28/22). His other books include the national bestseller The Cold Millions and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins; The Zero, a finalist for the National Book Award; and Citizen Vince, winner of the Edgar Award. His work has been published in 35 languages and his short fiction has appeared three times in Best American Short Stories. 

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Author Dalton Gackle

After reading The Cold Millions, come learn about Park City's own rich history and labor struggles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with historian and author Dalton Gackle. More information

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The Wobblies

After reading The Cold Millions, enjoy a free screening of The Wobblies in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library (1255 Park Ave., Park City) on Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 PM. "Wobblies" is a nickname given to members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and they play a big role in The Cold Millions. They also had an impact on our local community. Learn more here

Brought to you in partnership with Park City Library and Park City Film. More information

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