NICKOLAS BUTLER

Author Talk & Book Signing
NICKOLAS BUTLER 
Thursday, May 16th 
7:00 p.m.
Books & Company

 

Join us in welcoming Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler! He will be discussing his newest book Little Faith. 

 

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he's also uneasy: in Shiloh's absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick. While reckoning with his own faith--or lack thereof--Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church's radical belief system threatens Isaac's safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover. Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.

 

Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the author of the novel The Hearts of Men, the internationally bestselling and prizewinning novel Shotgun Lovesongs, and the acclaimed short story collection Beneath the Bonfire. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.

 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
Little Faith: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062469717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

The Hearts of Men: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062469694
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Published: Ecco - December 26th, 2017

Beneath the Bonfire: Stories Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781250039835
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 5th, 2015

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250039828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 3rd, 2015