AMERICAN GOSPEL virtual event with Books & Books, Tom Maltman, and author Lin Enger

Lin Enger will be joined by Tom Maltman for a virtual event hosted by Books & Books on Wednesday, December 9 for a discussion of his new novel, AMERICAN GOSPEL.
When Dec 09, 2020
from 18:00 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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Radically personal and quintessentially American, an intimate drama at the heart of an apocalyptic vision
 Lin Enger will be joined by Tom Maltman (author of The Land) for a virtual event hosted by Books & Books (Miami, FL) on Wednesday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. CST (7:00 EST) for a discussion of his new novel, American GospelPlease register for the event here to receive the virtual meeting information.

On a small Minnesota farm an old man is waiting for the Rapture, which God has told him will happen in two weeks, on August 19, 1974. Set during a time that resonates with our own tension-filled moment, American Gospel cuts close to the battles occurring within ourselves and for the soul of the nation, and in doing so radiates light on a dark strain in America’s psyche, when the false security of dogma competes with the risky tumult of freedom.

"American Gospel is a glorious novel about what people choose to believe—and, more importantly, why they choose to believe it." —Foreword Reviews, starred review

"Enger effectively expands on themes of belonging and blind devotion as a group of true believers face their final day of reckoning... There is plenty of apocalyptic excitement." —Publishers Weekly

"No one illuminates father–son relationships better than Lin Enger. He masterfully weaves a deeply moving and unforgettable story about faith, ambition, and the tangled threads that bind family and community. Wise and lyrical, American Gospel kept me spellbound from the first word to the last." —Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree and The Glovemaker

"A tightly constructed novel in which unexpected second chances lead to forgiveness, lost and found families, and enlightenment. American Gospel is tenderly written, expertly plotted, and culminates in an ending for the ages. A wonderful book." —Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs and Little Faith