Readers' Review: "Tinkers" By Paul Harding

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Readers' Review: "Tinkers" By Paul Harding

Please join us for a Readers' Review discussion of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Tinkers." It's the story of a New England patriarch on his death bed whose mind is flooded with disjointed memories of his complicated family life.

George Washington Crosby, the central character in Paul Harding’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Tinkers,” is dying. As his family comes in and out of the living room where a hospital bed is set up, Crosby drifts in and out of disjointed memories. He recalls his hardscrabble childhood in rural Maine and his traveling salesman father who suffered from epilepsy. One reviewer calls the language in this book "dazzling." Another says it’s a novel that manages to put us in touch with the brilliant, elusive world of the senses. For this month's Readers' Review, we discuss “Tinkers” by Paul Harding.

Guests

Lisa Page

former president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She teaches writing at George Washington University.

Neely Tucker

staff writer for The Washington Post magazine; author, "Love in the Driest Season," a memoir of adopting a baby in Zimbabwe.

Mark Athitakis

writer, editor, critic and blogger.

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Excerpt from "Tinkers" by Paul Harding. Copyright 2009 by Paul Harding. Reprinted here by permission of Bellevue Literary Press. All rights reserved.

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