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Arlington Book Festival Keynote with Michelle Hoover
November 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Michelle Hoover with Bottomland(Community Room)
Pride, love and betrayal set on the Iowan plains in the early 20th century.
Ms. Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and leads the Novel Incubator program at GrubStreet in Boston.
“Hoover vividly describes the harsh realities of life on a farm, on the battlefield, and in a Chicago sweatshop through the eyes of masterfully drawn characters. A novel as poignant as it is clear-eyed.”—Booklist
“A lyrical, at times mysterious, and dreamy tale of family ties . . . Deftly imagined and written, Hoover’s second novel offers an intriguing, modern take on a classic American landscape.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Hoover skillfully interweaves many of the Hess family members’ narratives. Her descriptions of the bleak rural landscape is chilling. Fans of Jim Harrison’s Legends of the Fall will enjoy the plot; Willa Cather enthusiasts will relish the setting; and Theodore Dreiser readers will savor the gritty characterizations.”—Library Journal(starred review)