Washington, D.C., political veteran Ronald Geigle talks about new novel at Village Books

Washington, D.C., political veteran Ronald Geigle, who grew up in Seattle and is a graduate of the University of Washington, discusses his new historical novel, “The Woods,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Geigle will focus on what he calls “the great cathedral of the northwest woods,” using photographs from Whatcom Museum’s Darius Kinsey collection.

“The Woods” is set in the turbulent world of labor unrest and big-timber logging in the Northwest during the waning days of the Great Depression. It portrays the lives and dreams of those who struggled to overcome the hard times and were transformed by them, driven by sabotage, betrayal, union violence, corporate greed and economic survival.

Geigle has spent more than 30 years in “the other Washington” as a legislative aide, speechwriter and partner in a PR agency. He has won fiction awards from the National Press Club for chapters from “The Woods.”