Jane Brox | Silence

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Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

Jane Brox 

at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Penning “nonfiction literature of a high and lasting order” (Chicago Tribune), Jane Brox is the author of, among other books, Five Thousand Days Like This One, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, named one of 2010’s best books by Time magazine; and Here and Nowhere Else, winner of the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Told through the intrinsically linked histories of the monastery and penitentiary (including a section on Eastern State), Silence traces the complex culturally transformative power of the concept of complete quiet.

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780544702486
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 15th, 2019