EBook and EAudio versions are also available on Overdrive. Ron Carlson, author of “Five Skies” will be the keynote speaker at the Big Read finale events in mid-March. Check back on our website for details. Five Skies by Ron Carlson summary: Three men, all emotionally damaged in different ways, come together at the edge of a remote chasm in Idaho. Their task is to construct a ramp from which a motorcyclist will launch herself, a la Evel Knievel. Two are naturally taciturn, and their personal pains make them almost mute. The third is a callow 19-year-old; all three are seeking a refuge from their anguish.