, author of several books and contributing editor on public radio's This American Life
, has been concerning herself not only with current Americans' lives but also with those of brand-new seventeenth-century Americans. Her latest book, The Wordy Shipmates
, explores the Puritans and their legacy; it delves into why the Puritans left England and offers up modern-day examples of their continued influence. In other words, through fact and social commentary, Vowell makes history fun and relevant. To meet this author and have her sign a copy of Shipmates
, head to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street) at 7 p.m. tonight. Vowell appears as the guest of Left Bank Books, so call the shop at 314-367-6731 or visit www.left-bank.com
for more information.
Wed., Oct. 29, 2008