An Evening with David Finkel and David Lawrence Jr.

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An Evening with David Finkel and David Lawrence Jr.

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Books & Books and Gables UCC are proud to present an evening with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Finkel discussing his new book: An American Dreamer: Life in a Divided Country. He will be in conversation with David Lawrence Jr.
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the book:

An immersive account of a man navigating the startling changes underway in contemporary America, from the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Award–winning author of The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service.

“Finkel’s account is poetic, profound, and irresistibly page turning.” –Geraldine Brooks, author of Horse

Brent Cummings, an Iraq war veteran, has come home feeling he survived one war only to find himself in the midst of another one. The country he loves and defended for twenty-eight years seems to be unraveling in front of his eyes. Raised to believe in a vision of America that values fairness, honesty, and respect for others, Cummings is increasingly engulfed by the fear and anger sweeping through his beloved country as he tries to hold onto hope about America’s future.

David Finkel, known for his unique, in-depth reporting, spent fifteen years immersed in Brent Cummings’s world to create this intimate, acutely observed, and beautifully written portrait of a man’s life, community, thoughts and feelings as America becomes ever more divided. Cummings was one of the unforgettable figures in Finkel’s The Good Soldiers, a book about which The New York Times stated, “Finkel has made art out of a defining moment in history. You will be able to take this book down from the shelf years from now and say, ‘This is what happened. This is what it felt like.’”

Like George Packer and Tracy Kidder, Finkel chronicles the everyday experiences of people, through moments of hope and despair, illuminating the struggles of many Americans today in a deeply fractured country at a time of crisis.


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February 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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