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Tuesday, February 12
Author RILLA ASKEW
Join us for an evening with award winning novelist Rilla Askew and acclaimed actress Beth Broderick. Askew and Broderick will talk about their shared history, their work, politics, social conscience, and Askew’s new novel Kind of Kin, which features an ambitious female lawmaker, a ruthless new immigration law, and a family and community torn apart by both. Afterwards Askew will sign copies of her books.
Kind of Kin, an IndieNext pick, received rave reviews in The New York Times Book Review and Huffington Post, is a recent New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and has been featured in Parade magazine, Shelf Awareness and Readers Digest. A broadly appealing novel about people who want to do right and still do wrong, and people who do right in spite of themselves, Kind of Kin is the story of characters struggling to protect and provide for those they love most when a new state immigration law threatens an ordinary American family and throws a close-knit community into turmoil.
Rilla Askew received a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of four novels and has received the American Book Award, the Violet Crown Award from the Writers League of Texas, and has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is a three time recipient of the Oklahoma Book Award and two time recipient of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Beth Broderick made her motion picture debut in Stealing Home with Jodie Foster and Mark Harmon. She has appeared on the big screen in Psycho Beach Party, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Timber Falls, among other films, and has starred in a number of television series, including Sabrina the Teen-aged Witch and Hearts Afire. Broderick is also a tireless humanitarian, a founder of MOMENTUM, one of the country’s first organizations to help people with AIDS, a well-known essayist on political and social issues, and a featured contributor to the Huffington Post.
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