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Pamela Carter Joern
award winning author


This is a kind-hearted, humorous, and graceful novel full of secrets, regrets, and redemptions. I immediately related to the drama of this beautifully drawn book about an eclectic cast of characters on the prairie and Sandhills of western Nebraska. Pamela Carter Joern writes about the Great Plains with the authority of a biologist and the passion of a poet.

Nickolas Butler, Author

Shotgun Lovesongs


Toby's Last Resort is both lyrical and riveting. The writing is beautiful, the plot intricate and the characters fully developed. The setting in the Nebraska Sandhills is inspired. Joern demonstrates with every page how the lives of ordinary people, when closely examined, are always extraordinarily complex, heart-breaking and important. I loved every aspect of this fine novel and I recommend it to all.

Mary Pipher, Author

Seeking Peace

Women Rowing North

Pamela Carter Joern understands the flinty women of Western Nebraska like few other writers. Toby's Last Resort is a beautiful, funny, and wrenching story that explores the love of the land accompanied by a desire for independence and privacy. I loved this novel, as I did The Floor of the Sky. My hope is that a third novel about this family and their world might be in the offing. 

Maureen Millea Smith, Author

When Charlotte Comes Home

The Enigma of Iris Murphy

Praise for
Toby's Last Resort 

See Upcoming Appearances

Please join Pam at any of the following


Book Launch


Judson Church 

4101 Harriet Ave

Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm

Music, Reading, Q & A, Light refreshments

Books available: Comma, a bookshop


Magers and Quinn

3038 Hennepin Ave 

Minneapolis, MN


Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm


Francie and Finch Bookshop

130 S 13th Street

Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 pm


The Bookworm

2501 S 90th St  #111

Omaha, NE  

Sunday, June 4, 1:00 pm


About Pamela Carter Joern

Author of four works of fiction

Playwright, six produced plays

Twice winner of Nebraska Book Award

Twice winner of Tamarack Award 

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