Hope Book Club, Ep 32: Modern American Literature – Hope 103.2

Hope Book Club, Ep 32: Modern American Literature

In this episode, we are picking up some of the best American literature from the current crop of US authors.

By Katrina RoeFriday 18 Jun 2021Hope Book ClubCulture

Historically, some of the world’s most revered authors have hailed from the US – Mark Twain, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and JD Salinger to name a few.

In episode 32, we are picking up some of the best American literature from the current crop of US authors.

In this episode, Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore from the Centre for Public Christianity are joined by Katrina Clifford from Robert Menzies College.

A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet is an environmentally-themed apocalyptic novel about the generational chasm that exists between young people and their parents. It’s been called a “blistering classic” and has a Lord of the Flies vibe.

Kevin Wilson’s quirky reflection on parental love, Nothing to See Here, is about an underachiever who learns to love and look after two neglected children with an freakish trait – they spontaneously combust when they become agitated.

Anne Patchett’s latest novel, The Dutch House is set in Philadelphia and narrated by Tom Hanks. The Dutch House is a family story of Paradise Lost and a life defined by the worst things that happen to us.

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Plus, we discuss which American author we would most like to have dinner with.

Thanks for listening to the Hope Book Club – because life’s just better with a book!