Anne Lamott on the hard work of forgiveness and renewal

A book cover and a picture of the author.
Author Anne Lamott talks to MPR News host Kerri Miller about her new book “Dusk Night Dawn.” Courtesy of Sam Lamott and Penguin Random House.
Photo by Sam Lamott | Cover provided by publisher

What does it mean to forgive the unforgivable? How do we find a spark of hope when the darkness overwhelms?

These are the questions Anne Lamott explores in her new book, “Dusk, Night, Dawn.” With her trademark mix of honesty and humor, Lamott is the first to say these questions are impossible. But she also leads the reader to gentle moments of renewal and tells stories from her own life about how dawn often comes right when the darkness feels interminable.

On Tuesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with Lamott about forgiveness, restoration and how to find a second or third wind, even in a year as overwhelming as this one.


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