Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Elmer Kelton at the Nesbitt

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null Elmer Kelton's appearance at the library on August 7, 2007, was an unqualified success. Between 65 and 70 people attended, and the library sold 75 books. Kelton, who was voted the greatest Western writer who ever lived by the Western Writers of America in 1995, spoke about his early years as a writer and read part of his new autobiography, Sandhills Boy. Afterward, he fielded dozens of questions, then signed books for more than an hour. His wife, Anna, who wrote the afterword for Sandhills Boy, also signed books.