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Author Reading
Date Wednesday December 06
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorReiko Redmonde
Author Readings


JULIA SCHEERES, Author of JESUS LAND
Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm


Julia Scheeres will read from and discuss her book about growing up in a Christian fundamentalist family in the American midwest. Jesus Land tells the story of how she was incarcerated along with her brother,in a Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic. For these two teenagers, one white, one black, the 1980s were a trial by fire.

"A page turner...heart-stopping and enraging...focused, justified, and without a trace of self-pity. Shot through with poignancy" – New York Times Book Review

"A cleared-eyed memoir...with judicious restraint. To spend your childhood in a doctrinaire environment, whether political or religous, is to become too familiar, too fast, with the worst of human frailties– hypocrisy, bigotry, moral cowardice" –Vogue

"The grace and emotional brawn that carried Julia Scheeres through the pummeling brutality of her youth has enabled her to tell th tale with a measured intensity that pulls you to her side and keeps you there. I could not stop reading this book." – Mary Roach, author of Stiff
Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 9th, 2006 3:08 PM
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