Howard Mansfield, Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers

cover art for Chasing Eden by Howard MansfieldThursday, October 14th, 2021, 6:30 pm, in-store, in person. Unvaccinated persons over 5 years of age are required to wear masks inside Gibson's; vaccinated persons are strongly suggested to wear masks in the close quarters of event seating and the signing line.

Howard Mansfield returns to Gibson's Bookstore to present his newest book, Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers!

Chasing Eden is about the seekers all around us, about Americans seeking their Promised Land, their utopia out on the horizon -- which by definition, is ever receding before us. In Chasing Eden we meet a gathering of Americans – the Shakers in the twilight of their utopia; the Wampanoags confronting the Pilgrims; the God-besotted landscape painters who taught Americans that in wilderness was Eden; and 40,000 Africans newly freed from slavery granted 40 acres and a mule – only to be swiftly dispossessed. These and other seekers were on the road to find out, all united by their longing to find in America “a revolution of the spirit.”

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This event is currently NOT ticketed. In the event that we need to limit attendance, customers who have purchased Chasing Eden from Gibson's Bookstore will receive a free comp ticket to attend. Preorder and/or save your Gibson's receipts!

Event date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers By Howard Mansfield Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872333505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bauhan Pub - October 12th, 2021

Chasing Eden is about seekers, Americans searching for their Eden, longing for a Promised Land, a utopia somewhere out on the horizon. With his usual deep perception, humor, and grace, Howard Mansfield writes about "a small gathering of Americans" united by longing and devotion in their search for something perfect here on earth, a goal that is ever receding.