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The Evening Interview with Paulette Jiles

Writer's Symposium by the Sea, PLNU Honors Program & Warwick's present

The Evening Interview with Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 7:00pm PST

Crill Performance Hall - Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
The Evening Interview with Paulette Jiles
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This is a ticketed event.

  • Check-In at 6:15PM. Most seating is first-come, first-served.
  • "With Book" Ticketholders will receive a copy of Chenneville at check-in the evening of the event.
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  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Part of the 29th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea. Other events include Judy Woodruff on February 21st, Elizabeth Gilbert on February 22nd, and Nick Hornby and Susan Orlean on February 23rd.

On Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00pm, the Writer's Symposium by the Sea, PLNU Honors Program and Warwick's will host Paulette Jiles, in conversation with Ben Cater of the PLNU Honors Program. Paulette Jiles is a novelist, poet, and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the novels Enemy Women, Stormy Weather, The Color of Lightning, Lighthouse Island, Simon the Fiddler, and News of the World, which was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.

About Jiles's new book, Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance:

Consumed with grief, driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post-Civil War frontier seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of News of the World.

Union soldier John Chenneville suffered a traumatic head wound in battle. His recovery took the better part of a year as he struggled to regain his senses and mobility. By the time he returned home, the Civil War was over, but tragedy awaited. John's beloved sister and her family had been brutally murdered.

Their killer goes by many names. He fought for the North in the late unpleasantness, and wore a badge in the name of the law. But the man John knows as A. J. Dodd is little more than a rabid animal, slaughtering without reason or remorse, needing to be put down.

Traveling through the unforgiving landscape of a shattered nation in the midst of Reconstruction, John braves winter storms and confronts desperate people in pursuit of his quarry. Untethered, single-minded in purpose, he will not be deterred. Not by the U.S. Marshal who threatens to arrest him for murder should he succeed. And not by Victoria Reavis, the telegraphist aiding him in his death-driven quest, yet hoping he'll choose to embrace a life with her instead.

And as he trails Dodd deep into Texas, John accepts that this final reckoning between them may cost him more than all he's already lost...

Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063252684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - September 12th, 2023