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Jack

with Marilynne Robinson
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas

Jack

with Marilynne Robinson
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas
11
Sunday
Oct
2:00pm
Please RSVP for this
Free event
Marilynne Robinson - Photo by Alec Soth Magnum Photos

Author Rhonda Douglas hosts a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson on the long-awaited fourth and last of her Gilead novels—one of the great works of contemporary literature. 

 

With Jack, her latest classic, Marilyn Robinson takes us back to the small town of Gilead, Iowa, in 1956, to tell the story of John Ames Boughton, the godson of John Ames and the black sheep of his family. He's a ne’er do well and the beloved prodigal son who falls in love with and marries Della, a beautiful and brilliant African-American teacher he meets in segregated St. Louis. Their fraught, beautiful romance is one of Robinson’s greatest achievements.

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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