AMERICAN GOSPEL virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library and Lin Enger

Lin Enger will host a virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library on Wednesday, January 27 as part of their Fireside Reading Series to discuss his new book, AMERICAN GOSPEL.
When Jan 27, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
Add event to calendar iCal

 
Radically personal and quintessentially American, an intimate drama at the heart of an apocalyptic vision
 Lin Enger will host a virtual event with the Hamline Midway Library on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. as part of their Fireside Reading Series to discuss his new book, American Gospel. Please register here to receive the Zoom 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

"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