Join Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author Jonathan Franzen on September 15, 2015 at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
About Jonathan Franzen:Jonathan Franzen is the author of the bestsellers "Freedom" and "The Corrections." He's been a Pulitzer finalist and won the National Book Award. Time Magazine he declared him a "Great American Novelist." He is a passionate birder.
From the publisher about "Purity":
A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of "Freedom". Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother — her only family — is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life.
About the Host
Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio News Midmorning and of Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR and the Star Tribune in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Alliance for Women in Media.
Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7th, and single tickets on July 23rd. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit us on-line at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information.
About Talking Volumes
Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center, is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award. Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming. The program spotlights books with feature articles, live broadcasts with the author, in-person readings and discussions, and more.