(YES) The History Discussion Group

YES THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION & SIGNING HOWEVER ALL THE RULES WILL BE OBSERVED (e.g. Masks required, 6' distancing, No Food or Beverages will be provided or shared, etc.)

History Discussion Group

Date: June 28, 2020

Day: Sunday

Time: 2 PM

Title: Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America

Author: Jay Parini

Group Leader: Gary Lundin

Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America

By Jay Parini


Special OrderIn this lively exploration of America’s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche.
Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters—including WaldenHuckleberry FinnThe Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road—Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. An immensely readable and vibrant work of cultural history, Promised Land exposes the rich literary foundation of our culture, and is sure to appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike.

About the Author

Jay Parini, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novels include The Apprentice Lover, Benjamin’s Crossing, and The Last Station (now a major motion picture). His fifth volume of poetry was The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems (2005). He has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner, in addition to The Art of Teaching (2005) and Why Poetry Matters (2008). His reviews and essays appear frequently in major periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Guardian. He lives in Vermont.



Event date: 

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307386182
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2010

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