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10/25/70: When Madeline Was Young

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Jane Hamilton won Pen/Hemingway Award for first fiction for <i>The Book of Ruth</i>, and <i>A Map of the World</i> earned her a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – After 9/11, novelist Jane Hamilton didn't think it seemed important to write the typical domestic novel. She was thinking about politics and war, and about the ways families deal with those realities. Her latest novel, When Madeline Was Young, is the story of the Macivers: Aaron and Julia, their children, and Aaron's first wife, who because of a tragic accident, has the brain capacity of a 7-year-old. Hamilton joins us to talk about compassion, love and the challenges that face each generation.

This Saturday, October 27th at the Salt Lake City Library, Jane Hamilton will share her "literary confession" in a talk entitled "The Worst Thing I Ever Did." The event begins at 3:30 p.m. and is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. For a full calendar of events, click here

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