About Gwen Florio
Veteran journalist GWEN FLORIO has covered stories ranging from the shootings at Columbine High School and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, to the glitz of the Miss America pageant and the more practical Miss Navajo contest whose participants slaughter a sheep. She’s reported from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, as well as Lost Springs, Wyoming (population three). Her journalism has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and her short fiction for the Pushcart Prize.
Foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is livid. She’s been downsized from her Kabul posting. Her editor reassigns her to a stateside suburban beat formerly the province of interns. When she arrives in Montana for some R&R at a friend’s cabin, her friend is nowhere in sight. Even as she unravels her friend’s terrible fate, Lola Wicks joins many Americans in learning the hard lessons of a fraught economy – and that human bonds matter more than fleeting career success.