Intimate Portraits of Migration

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Jason DeParle (A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves) and Maggie Paxson (The Plateau) discuss their respective quests to explore the challenges of migrants seeking refuge from instability, poverty and violence, and the transformative effects bestowed upon those who help them to forge stable and peaceful new lives. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves is] A remarkably intimate look at migration’s impact on both a single family and the global community.” –Booklist, starred review

“[The Plateau is a] Lyrical, complex, [and] genre-melding…History, memoir, profound soul-searching about peace, and meditations on the moral limitations of observation (rather than action) are woven together with dreamlike sequences imagining the lives of victims whose fates aren’t on historical record. The beautifully written, often heartrending narrative is as unforgettable as the region and individuals it brings to life.” –Publisher’s Weekly (starred)