A double feature book event starring Vietnam and a Tuscan winery
Former Idaho Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones returned from service in Vietnam 50 years ago. He says the U.S. has repeatedly ignored the lessons that should have been learned in that tragic war--invading Iraq on false pretenses and now betraying the Kurds who fought the Islamic State for us in Syria. Jones will be in Pocatello on October 24 to share his Vietnam experience and how it has informed his view of American foreign policy.
Jones writes non-fiction, while his wife, Kelly Jones, is a writer of fiction. A 1966 graduate of Twin Falls High School, Kelly, has published five novels set in foreign locales-- Paris, Florence, Munich, and Prague.
Kelly’s fifth and latest novel, Bloodline and Wine, is a mystery set on a wine estate in Tuscany. It involves two of the characters from her Prague novel, who work to solve crimes committed at the winery. Kelly will discuss the Tuscan mystery and the workings of a two-writer household at the October 24 book event.
Jim will speak about his recently-released Vietnam memoir, Vietnam...Can’t get you out of my mind. He previously wrote a blow-by-blow account of a major water fight that occurred between Idaho Power Company and the State of Idaho during his tenure as Attorney General. He received the Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award in 2017 for the book, A Little Dam Problem.
The double feature book presentation will be at the Pocatello Senior Activity Center, 427 North 6th Avenue, at 7:00 pm on October 24. The event is open to the public.