Sep 29

Twin Cities Club Author Jane Hamilton '79 Event

Talk of the Stacks Presents Author Jane Hamilton '79

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
7:00 pm / Twin Cities

Talk of the Stacks Presents Author Jane Hamilton '79

Talk of the Stacks, a free author series exploring contemporary literature and culture at the Central Library, will feature Jane Hamilton '79, the twice-anointed Oprah Book Club author, discussing her unexpected comic departure, Laura Rider’s Masterpiece.  

Held at the Central Library in Pohlad Hall (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401) on September 29, 2009, the program is free and open to the public. Book sales/signings follow presentations. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 and programs begin at 7 PM.  

For more information: or 612-630-6174.

Jane Hamilton '79
Laura Rider’s Masterpiece

September 29, 7PM

Jane Hamilton’s first novel, The Book of Ruth, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel and was a selection of the Oprah Book Club. Her second novel, A Map of the World, was chosen as an Oprah Book Club book again, named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, and People, and adapted into a film. Her other critically-acclaimed books include The Short History of a Prince, Disobedience, and When Madeline Was Young.

Known for her serious heartbreaking literary fiction and her unique Midwestern sensibility, Hamilton’s newest work, Laura Rider’s Masterpiece, is an unexpected comic departure. The plot involves a woman who arranges for her husband to have an affair so that she can write a romance novel. According to the Denver Post, "[Hamilton] can make real life riveting. There can be no better recommendation for a novelist."

Sponsored by Twin Cities Carleton Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem