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July 28, 2010

Michelle Hoover at Magers and Quinn

Filed under: Event, Fiction — Mary Poggione @ 6:00 am

Quickening book coverThis Sunday, August 1, at 4:00 pm, Michelle Hoover will be reading from and signing her new and much-lauded novel, The Quickening, at Magers and Quinn.

From the publisher, Other Press:

“Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well.”

And here is a really great video of the author talking about how her own family and upbringing led her to write this book:


The event is free and open to the public.

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