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Colum McCann, American Mother


National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann discusses his latest work, in which he channels mother Diane Foley’s voice as she tells the story of her son, American journalist Jim Foley, who was murdered by ISIS. In a stunning act of daring, Diane spends three days with her son's killer, untangling the truth. American Mother reads like a thriller, a biography, a mystery, a memoir, and a literary examination of grace. In conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry, with a reading from the book performed by Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds).

"American Mother is a book that will shake your soul out." ––Sting


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 75 minutes

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