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Colum McCann American Mother Virtual Book Talk

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of the Library Speakers Consortium, join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother, the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story.


Funded by The Friends of Tilton Library


April 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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