Upcoming Book Events
Talk of the Stacks With Terry Brooks
Minneapolis Central Library
Tuesday, July 23, 7–8:30 p.m.
Cover Art: Witch Wraith
With more than 22 million books in print, Brooks is the New York Times best-selling author of 30-plus books of science fiction and fantasy. He will present "Witch Wraith," his latest in “The Dark Legacy of Shannara” trilogy. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Presenting sponsor: The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank. Additional support: Dorsey and Whitney LLP, MinnPost, Magers and Quinn Booksellers and the Marquette Hotel.

Author Talk:
Monica Ferris

Webber Park Library
Thursday, July 25, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Webber Park Community Building, 4400 Dupont Ave. N., Minneapolis
Cover Art: And Then You Dye
Ferris, author of the Betsy Devonshire Needlework Mysteries, is an aficionado of hats, needlecraft and solving mysteries. Wear your most delightful hat, bring your knitting needles and prepare to be entertained. Sponsored by Friends of the Webber Park Library.

Author Talk:
Jonathan Odell

Excelsior Library
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: SouthShore Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood
Cover Art: The Healing
For the ninth One Book, One Community author event, Odell will speak on his masterfully written novel centered on a mysterious and charismatic healer. Filled with strong, vivid female characters and inspired by true-life events, "The Healing" brilliantly brings the pre-Civil War South to life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Join the Excelsior Book Club for a discussion of the book on Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Dunn Bros. in Excelsior. Sponsored by Friends of the Excelsior Library; Presented in collaboration with Excelsior Bay Books and SouthShore Center.

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Winter's Bone
By Daniel Woodrell
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Ree Dolly lives deep in the Ozarks with her mother and two brothers and wants nothing more than to get out of town and join the army. After her father skips bail, Ree must find him or risk losing the family home and much more besides. Winter's Bone is a novel of family, loyalty, and misery, and how all are bound together through the generations.
Casey L., Hosmer Library

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By Rachel Dratch
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This turned out to be the perfect kick-off to a summer of pleasure reading--hilarious, touching, relatable and charming. Dratch is a born storyteller, able to weave through the bumpy patches in her personal life with self-deprecating grace and seemingly effortless wit. If you loved Dratch on Saturday Night Live, as I certainly did, you may be surprised to find that she is even more enjoyable as herself.
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