KATE SOUTHWOOD- AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING- SUNDAY, MAY 21 AT 2PM
Author Talk & Book Signing
Sunday, May 21
Books & Company
Kate Southwood's new novel is a penetrating and powerful look at the the deep undercurrents of love and regret in one Midwestern family. Margaret Maguire--a widow and grandmother, home from the hospital in time for Christmas--is no longer able to ignore the consequences of having married an imperious and arrogant man. Despite her efforts to be a good wife and mother in small-town Iowa, her adult children are now strangers to one another, past hope of reconciliation. Margaret's granddaughter could be the one to break the cycle, but she can't do it without Margaret's help. It's time to take stock, to examine the past--even time for Margaret to call herself to account. By turns tenacious and tender, contrary and wry, Margaret examines her life's tragedies and joys, motivations and choices, coming to view herself and the past with compassion, if not entirely with forgiveness. Beautifully rendered and poignantly told, Evensong is an indelible portrait of a woman searching for tranquility at the end of her days.
Kate Southwood received an M.A. in French Medieval Art from the University of Illinois, and an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Massachusetts Program for Poets and Writers. She is the author of Falling to Earth. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Huffington Post, among others. Born and raised in Chicago, she now lives in Oslo, Norway with her husband and their two daughters.