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AUTHOR JONATHAN ODELL TO SPEAK AT THE NORTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:50pm
Jonathan Odell, finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in 2013 for his novel The Healing, will speak at the Northfield Public Library on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00 pm in the library meeting room. The talk is part of a Minnesota Book Awards Author Tour, sponsored by SELSO. The Healing is set on a cotton plantation, owned by the Satterfield family, in the Mississippi Delta. Mistress Satterfield takes a special interest in Granada, a slave girl, after her own daughter dies of cholera. When slave Polly Shine, a healer, is purchased, she makes Granada her apprentice against the wishes of the mistress. Upheaval on the plantation follows when the slaves become healed.
Odell grew up in Mississippi and now lives in Minnesota. His first novel. The View from Delphi,
Published in 2004, is set in Mississippi during the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. The author program is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Joan at 645-1802.