When McGlynn was in high school, his best friend and swim team buddy was murdered, along with his friend’s father and brother. McGlynn had been talking to him on the phone not 20 minutes before the execution-style hit. The triple murder has never been solved. For a time, McGlynn found solace in evangelical Christianity, traveling as a missionary, but this isolation proved unfulfilling. Maureen Corrigan at NPR called his newest work ''a compelling coming-of-age story, one marked by random tragedy and biblical tracts, bad church coffee and chlorine.'' Meet McGlynn and hear him read excerpts from his book.
Thu., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., 2012