DeWitt Henry and Jane Roper discuss The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts

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Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 7:00pm

Join us for DeWitt Henry and Jane Roper's discussion of The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts

On Thursday, July 18th at 7 PM

 

Filled with a tight-knit ensemble cast of deeply realized characters, this earthy, beautifully nuanced story, set in suburban industrial America, reveals to us an everyday working woman as she finds her way on her own terms-through work, family, grief and love, and then-not so much finds as makes, a place for herself in the world.

DeWitt Henry masterfully portrays Anna Maye gaining an inner force, which she refuses to compromise. The novel evokes in the reader a sense of the power of the heart and the will to transform one's self-and to make claims on what's rightfully one's own.

ABOUT DEWITT HENRY

DeWitt Henry is the founding editor of the internationally prestigious literary journal, Ploughshares. A prolific writer, his award-winning books span diverse genres, from his prize-winning novel The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts, to his essays Sweet Marjoram: Notes And Essays (2018) to his memoirs, Endings & Beginnings: Family Essays (2021), Visions Of A Wayne Childhood (2012), Sweet Dreams: A Family History (2011), Safe Suicide: Essays, Narratives, And Meditations (2008) to his poetry, Foundlings: Found Poems From Prose (2022), Restless For Words: Poems (2023), Trim Reckonings (2023), half a dozen anthologies, and articles too numerous to list.
He obtained his Ph.D. in English at Harvard University and then completed M.F.A. requirements at the University of Iowa. He is Professor Emeritus at Emerson College, where he has shepherded forth several generations of nationally renowned authors.

ABOUT JANE ROPER

Jane Roper is the author of two previous books: a memoir, Double Time, and a novel, Eden Lake. Her short fiction, essays, and humor have appeared in publications including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The MillionsThe RumpusSalon, and Poets & Writers and on NPR. Jane is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children

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The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts By DeWitt Henry, Margot Livesey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By DeWitt Henry, Margot Livesey (Foreword by)
$29.00
ISBN: 9781953136657
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Published: Pierian Springs Press - June 15th, 2024

Filled with a tight-knit ensemble cast of deeply realized characters, this earthy, beautifully nuanced story, set in suburban industrial America, reveals to us an everyday working woman as she finds her way on her own terms-through work, family, grief and love, and then-not so much finds as makes, a place for herself in the world.



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