|Emmy Winner Philip Gulley|
Event Type: Educational|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Popular author and two-time Emmy winner Philip Gulley will speak and sign copies of his latest book, “A Place Called Hope." Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.Library: HCPL - Central Library Map
“Booklist” compares Gulley’s style to Garrison Keillor, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry and Kathleen Norris. “He writes as cleanly as they, and perhaps with greater range, encompassing the tooth fairy, cheap shoes, middle-age spread, chairs, and simplicity.”
“A Place Called Hope” is the first novel in a new series that spins off Gulley’s critically acclaimed Harmony books about an eccentric Quaker community. Sam Gardner, the central character in the Harmony series, returns in the new novel.
In the story, when Sam, who is a Quaker pastor, is asked by the Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, he naturally agrees. It's not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they're two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment.
Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee. (Sam is fond of pie.) But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony?
Gulley hosted the television program "Porch Talk with Phil Gulley” on the Indiana PBS affiliate WFYI and their flagship show “Across Indiana,” for which he received Emmy® Awards in 2007 and 2009. He also writes the popular “Home Again” column for “Indianapolis Monthly” and is a regular contributor to “The Saturday Evening Post.” In 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by his alma mater, Christian Theological Seminary.
Location: GBC Community Room A & B
Presenter: Philip Gulley