Author Mary Agria Reads From Her Newest Novel
Author Mary Agria, wife of former Alma College professor and dean of academic affairs John Agria, will read from her most recent novel, Garden of Eve, in the Alma College Library on Thursday, May 26.
The reading will begin at 3 p.m. and last an hour. Admission is free and open to the public.
Agria writes books that deal with human issues such as finding meaning in senior years, resolving parent-child relationships, and facing change and loss. Garden of Eve, her sixth novel and a sequel to Time in a Garden, is an account of a widow’s struggle with loss and renewal in a small Michigan town.
A reviewer of Garden of Eve wrote: “Agria has a natural tendency to observe and, in doing so, directs our attention to her beautiful characters who are as remarkable and truthful as her setting.” Another reviewer called the novel “a tender, intelligent…joyous celebration of the circle of life and the seasons.”
In 2006, Mary Agria's first novel, Time in a Garden, became a best seller and earned a major review with Writer's Digest Self-Published Literary Fiction book award competition.
John Agria taught at Alma College from 1963 to 1980. He later served as president at the University of Dubuque.
Posted: Sun, May 8th, 2011 at 9:47AM