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The CSN professor doesn't just write about Las Vegas as a place. She writes about it as three places separated by decades.

Author Laura McBride stitches together a truly local story in "Round Midnight"

May 11th, 2017

The CSN professor doesn't just write about Las Vegas as a place. She writes about it as three places separated by decades.

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