Cornelia Maude Spelman & Kathleen Hill

Cornelia Maude Spelman

Missing: A Memoir

Kathleen Hill

Who Occupies This House

Hailed by Alex Kotlowitz as “memoir writing at its absolute finest,” Spelman’s memoir of her mother’s life was inspired by a conversation with a college friend of both of her parents, celebrated New Yorker editor, William Maxwell. With the pacing of a mystery novel, Spelman uses letters, family interviews, medical bills, and telegrams to reconstruct a life and unravel the mysteries of her family. Kathleen Hill’s novel, Who Occupies This House, is a lyrically fictionalized recreation of a family’s history. Of the book, writer Joan Silber raves, “This is a novel of great beauty. Step by step it works its way deep into the interior lives of vanished family, sifting through evidence to solve mysteries, rejudge sorrows, and think, over and over, about forgiveness.”

Event date: 
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
Every Imaginable Shade of Gray By Ronda Schiff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781450097161
Published: Xlibris - June 10th, 2010

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