Apr 04 2015
Alan Cheuse: Prayers for the Living

Alan Cheuse: Prayers for the Living

Presented by The King's English Bookshop at The King's English Bookshop

Prayers for the Living is a novel both grandiose in its vision and loving in its familiarity. Presented in a series of conversations between grandmother Minnie Bloch and her companions, Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio commentator on All Things Considered, unfolds a layered family portrait of three generations of the Bloch family, whose members are collapsing under everyday burdens and brutal betrayals. Her son Manny is a renowned, almost legendary rabbi. Respected by his congregants and surrounded by family, no one suspects that he yearns for a life of greater personal glory, but when an oracular bird delivers what Manny believes to be a message from his deceased father, he abandons his congregation in pursuit of a life in business and his entire life spirals out of control.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2015/04/04 - 2015/04/04

Location Info

The King's English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105