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Couch Surfing Book Tour

Cara Wall

Warwick’s, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke present
Cara Wall
in conversation with Liz & Lisa

Couch Surfing Book Tour

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Couch Surfing Book Tour

1. Download Zoom onto your device
2. Go to lizandlisa.com/events
3. Click on the link in the Cara Wall event details
4. Enter the Meeting ID: 829 2220 4738 and Password: 520216

This Virtual Author Event features Cara Wall as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, The Dearly Beloved. Cara Wall is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and Stanford University. While at Iowa, Cara taught fiction writing in the undergraduate creative writing department as well as at the Iowa Young Writer's Studio in her capacity of founder and inaugural director. She went on to teach middle school English and History, and has been published by Glamour, Salon, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in New York City with her family. This is a free event on Zoom.

Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart.

Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily - fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern - after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not?

James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James's escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life.

In The Dearly Beloved, Cara wall reminds us of "the power of the novel in its simplest, richest form: bearing intimate witness to human beings grappling with their faith and falling in love," (Entertainment Weekly) as we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church's congregation, Wall offers a poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives. The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic.

The Dearly Beloved: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982104535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020