The Truro Public Library is honored to present author James Carroll on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., to read from and sign his recent novel, The Cloister.
The National Book Award-winning writer has composed a novel about the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Héloïse, and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in Manhattan. Spanning centuries and continents, The Cloister is the compelling story of four characters ahead of their time, questioning faith, identity, and love against a backdrop of historical upheaval.
It is also James Carroll at his best, deftly taking us to and from different time periods and personal perspectives, and challenging us to consider and reconsider our own long-held beliefs, cultural assumptions, and schooling. Written beautifully, and informed by a breadth of knowledge and understanding most of us don’t possess, it is an indispensable gift, unflinching and engaging, with humanism at its base and its eye on the present and future.
James Carroll is the author of twelve novels, most recently The Cloister, and eight works of non-fiction, most recently Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad, and contributes occasional essays to the New Yorker. Please join us for this special event, which is free and open to the public.