Idaho Author's Recovery From Stroke Revealed In New Book

Nov 29, 2012

Twelve years ago, Boise writer Mike Medberry took off with friends to hike in Craters of the Moon National Monument in eastern Idaho. 

Mike Medberry is the author of the new book
Mike Medberry is the author of the new book
Credit Courtesy of Mike Medberry

They camped that night, staying up to recite poetry. Medberry – a longtime advocate of conservation – tells Sadie Babits the next morning he tried to tell more poetry but couldn’t find the words.  He stumbled a bit but didn’t think anything of it as the group began their hike through the lava. Medberry says what happened that day is the basis for his new book “On the Dark Side of The Moon.”

The book was released in October. Medberry will read from it tonight at 7 at the Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise.

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