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‘The World of a Few Minutes Ago’

November 12, 2013
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Celebrating the release of his newest work, "The World of A Few Minutes Ago," writer Jack Driscoll will give a book talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room, Marquette.

The World of a Few Minutes Ago, comprises ten stories from the point of view of characters aged 14 to 77 with a consistently deep understanding of each character's internal world and emotional struggles. All of the stories are set against the quiet, powerful Northern Michigan landscape and share a sense of longing, amplified by the beautiful but often unforgiving surroundings.

Driscoll is the author of four novels, four poetry collections, and the AWP Short Fiction Award winner, Wanting Only to Be Heard. He has also received the Barnes & Noble Discovery of Great New Writers Award, PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, two Pushcart Prize, Pushcart Editors' Book Award, Best American Short Story citations, and the PEN/Nelson Algren Fiction Award. He currently teaches in Pacific University's acclaimed low-residency MFA program in Oregon.

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A book sale & signing follows the reading which is open to the public at no admission charge. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit



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