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April 21, 2014
Local Features
Local Features
Interview with author Thomas Mullen
(2010-08-13)
(wkms) - In 1918, America is fighting a war on foreign soil that has divided the nation while rumors of a deadly epidemic cause panic on the home front. The uninfected town of Commonwealth, Washington, votes to quarantine itself, and two young friends guard the town entrance. Their objective: to keep strangers, and the disease, out. That's a glimpse into the opening of Thomas Mullen's book The Last Town on Earth, chosen for Murray State University's 2010 Freshman Reading Experience. Here, Jacque Day speaks with the author.

The Last Town on Earth was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today, was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction.

Monday, August 16
Thomas Mullen will be on-hand to sign copies of The Last Town on Earth at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Doyle Fine Arts Center on the Murray State campus from 1:30 to 3 PM. He'll address incoming freshman at the Great Beginnings Convocation at 4 PM that afternoon.

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