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Date:
June 8, 2021
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Webinar
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
Book cover image from "Train Dreams," by Denis Johnson
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Fiction Book Group: Train Dreams

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Join us to discuss Denis Johnson's “epic in miniature.”

Train Dreams is the story of Robert Grainier, a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century---an ordinary man in extraordinary times. 

Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. 

Suffused with the history and landscapes of the American West, this novella captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life.

About Denis Johnson
Denis Johnson (1949-2017) is the author of eight novels, one novella, one book of short stories, three collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and one book of reportage. His novel Tree of Smoke won the 2007 National Book Award.

The Fiction Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.