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American RustPHILIPP MEYER will read from
American Rust

We are sorry to announce that Mr. Meyer had to cancel his visit with us due to illness.

Meyer's brilliant debut, set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation that arises in its absence. Two young men, bound to the town by family, responsibility, inertia and the beauty around them, dream of a future beyond the factories, abandoned homes and polluted river. Meyer's book evokes John Steinbeck's novels of restless lives during the Great Depression.

"Meyer has a thrilling eye for failed dreams and writes uncommonly tense scenes of violence...Fans of Cormac McCarthy or Dennis Lehane will find in Meyer an author worth watching." - Publisher's Weekly

We do hope to see you on Thursday this week for...

Guilt, Pleasure, and Guilty Pleasures
Thursday, May 7th at 7 PM

MCs: Elizabeth Stark and Joan Gelfand
Writers Reading: Catherine Brady, Dana Fredsti & Cynthia Gentry (co-authors), and Jill Wolfson

How do we deal with Guilt in our lives? Do we let it overpower and cripple us? Do we merely live with it? Do we own it and make guilty pleasure a delight? In this reading we explore three very different aspects of guilt. In Jill Wolfson's Cold Hands, Warm Heart, we explore the guilt that rests in the shadows between life and death. In stories in The Mechanics of Falling, Catherine Brady asks a few uncomfortable questions about liberal guilt, and in Cynthia Gentry and Dana Fredsti's Secret Seductions, we experience the freedom of guilty pleasures.

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