AMERICAN GOSPEL virtual event with Iowa bookstores and Lin Enger

Lin Enger will join a virtual event on Monday, October 26 with five Iowa bookstores, Tom Maltman, and Nickolas Butler for a discussion of AMERICAN GOSPEL and Maltman and Butler's books.
When Oct 26, 2020
from 18:30 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 join a virtual event on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. with five Iowa bookstores (Beaverdale Bookstore, Book People, Book Vault, Book Vine, and Pageturners). He will discuss American Gospel, and he will be joined by Tom Maltman, author of The Land, and Nickolas Butler, author of Little Faith, as they have a conversation about all three books. Please register 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

"Redemption comes in many guises, and that is what this clever, hyperactive story is all about. That it’s set in our own Minnesota makes it doubly endearing." —Star Tribune

"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