READING—A seventh generation Montanan, author Carrie La Seur knows the crushing beauty of the Big Sky state. A Bryn Mawr graduate and Rhodes scholar, she is also whip-smart enough to make her observation sing and sting. Her debut novel, “The Home Place,” is remarkable, a story about beauty and loss and a woman pulled back by the skeletons in her closet. 5 pm. Sunriver Music and Books, 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver. Free.