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LNL Book Club: March 2016

A Faulknerian novel for the Midwest, This Earth You’ll Come Back To, captures the unpretentious colloquial voice of the region while exposing an archetypal story of startling sophistication. Tragic, triumphant, and wholly original, this story introduces a new breed of literary heroes.

“Through her unforgettable debut novel, Roether sustains a luminous and compassionate embrace of how we fail, and fail each other, and life still goes richly on.”– Robert Kelly

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 About the Author:


Barbara Roether is a writer and teacher based in San Francisco. She has lived and worked in Morocco and Indonesia. Before teaching, she worked in book publishing as an editor and freelance writer, and has contributed to many books on travel and religion. As an editor at HarperCollins, she created Signs of the Sacred, a series of visual books on religious ritual. She is the author of a poetry collection, The Middle Atlas, and her essays and short fiction have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. She is a mother, a novice surfer, and is married to the journalist Mark MacNamara.

About the Publisher:


Founded in 1974, McPherson & Company is an independent literary and arts publishing house. They publish literary nonfiction and fiction (contemporary American and British fiction; translated Italian, French, and Spanish fiction), books in the arts and general culture, and a rediscovery series, Recovered Classics. 

Posted on: February 24, 2016 · Homepage ·

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