Live Event: Margaret Verble

This event has already passed Location: Horchow Auditorium
In conversation with Dr. Theresa Gaul, TCU
Recording available through November 8
Louise Erdrich meets Karen Russell in this deliciously strange and daringly original novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble: set in 1926 Nashville, When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky follows a death-defying young Cherokee horse-diver who, with her companions from the Glendale Park Zoo, must get to the bottom of a mystery that spans centuries.
Two Feathers, a young Cherokee horse-diver on loan to Glendale Park Zoo from a Wild West show, is determined to find her own way in the world. Two’s closest friend at Glendale is Hank Crawford, who loves horses almost as much as she does. He is part of a high-achieving, land-owning Black family. Neither Two nor Hank fit easily into the highly segregated society of 1920s Nashville.
When disaster strikes during one of Two’s shows, strange things start to happen at the park. Vestiges of the ancient past begin to surface, apparitions appear, and then the hippo falls mysteriously ill. When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky is an unforgettable tale of exotic animals, lingering spirits, and unexpected friendship.
Margaret Verble is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Her first novel, Maud's Line, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second novel, Cherokee America, was named one of the 100 Notable Books of the Year for 2019 by the New York Times.

“Verble has given historical fiction lovers a real gift.” —New York Times Book Review


Horchow seating (socially distanced with empty seats between guests)
Public: $30
DMA Member/FODPL/Educator: $25
Student: $15
Virtual tickets
Public: $12
DMA Member/FODPL/Educator/Student: $10
Virtual ticket + When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky
Public: $37
DMA Member/FODPL/Educator/Student: $36
Please note that books will begin shipping on October 12, the day of the title’s release. Copies of When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky are available for purchase at