Tom Zoellner In Conversation for The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tom Zoellner, will be In Conversation in a LIVESTREAM Author Event about his New Hardcover The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America.  This LIVESTREAM Author Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT TOM ZOELLNER:  Tom Zoellner is the Author of 8 Nonfiction Books, including Island on Fire: The Revolt that Ended Slavery in the British Empire.  He works as a Professor at Chapman University and Dartmouth College, and as an Editor at The Los Angeles Review of Books.  His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, The American Scholar, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  This collection of "eloquent essays that examine the relationship between the American landscape and the national character" serves to remind us that despite our differences we all belong to the same land (Publishers Weekly).  "How was it possible, I wondered, that all of this American land--in every direction--could be fastened together into a whole?"  What does it mean when a nation accustomed to moving begins to settle down, when political discord threatens unity, and when technology disrupts traditional ways of building communities?  Is a shared soil enough to reinvigorate a national spirit?  From the embaattled newsrooms of small town newspapers to the pornography film sets of the Los Angeles basin, from the check-out lanes of Dollar General to the holy sites of Mormonism, from the nation's highest peaks to the razed remains of a cherished home, like a latter-day Woody Guthrie, Tom Zoellner takes to the highways and byways of a vast land in search of the soul of its people.  By turns nostalgic and probing, incisive and enraged, Zoellner's reflections reveal a nation divided by faith, politics, and shifting economies, but--more importantly--one united by a shared sense of ownership in the common land.

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 6:30 PM, Central Time

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT FORMAT AND LINK:  Tom Zoellner will be In Conversation in a LIVESTREAM about his New Hardcover The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America with Melinda Henneberger, Editorial Writer and Columnist for The Kansas City Star.  Support these Author Events and Order your Books Now through the link below!

The Publication & Sale Date for the Hardcover of The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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ISBN: 9781640092907
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 13th, 2020

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