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New in print

May 19, 2011

Anna Rae Aberle, CSU alumna and debut novelistI Prefer the Sunrise, a debut novel by Anna Rae Aberle (’86), begins with an event that provokes a journey of growth and reckoning for the semi-fictional protagonist, Alicia Riverdale. Through Alicia’s retrospective voice, readers experience the pain and losses that touch and affect her life.

Set in the backdrop of San Francisco and surrounding Marin County, Alicia struggles with a dysfunctional relationship, challenging new career, and a lack of direction.

Nancy Hansford, a Fort Collins Coloradoan columnist, recommended the book as a compelling page-turner and notes, “Her character and plot offer hopeful escape to anyone dealing with life's challenges that include just about everyone.”

“This story captures beautifully, sadly, tearfully, the experience of mourning, of loss, of sunset and sunrise,” a reader noted on Facebook.

Anna Rae Aberle ( is the pen name for Roberta Aberle, who lived in Fort Collins from 1968 until 1987. She was born in Rapid City, S.D., and currently resides outside of Denver.

Find out more

I Prefer the Sunrise (CreateSpace) is available in print and Kindle formats on Inscribed copies of the book can be ordered from Aberle's website

Discussions and readings from the novel are planned in the Fort Collins area in the next year. More details.