Award-Winning Author Jane Hamilton Discusses Her Novel 'When Madeline Was Young'

This event was held on October 24, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Jane Hamilton, award-winning author of "The Book of Ruth" and "A Map of the World," is back in top form with a richly textured novel, now in paperback, about a tragic accident and its effects on two generations of a family. She will make this special appearance to read from and discuss her compelling work "When Madeline Was Young." A book signing will follow, with books for sale courtesy of cosponsor Shaman Drum Bookshop.

Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Rochester, Wisconsin. Her first novel, "The Book of Ruth," won the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. Her novel "A Map of the World," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year was named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald, and People magazine. Hamilton is also the author of "Disobedience" and "The Short History of a Prince."

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