PlymouthREADS 2017

PlymouthREADS has announced its 2017 book selection, “The Life We Bury,” by Allen Eskens.

A novel of haunting consequences, the book is set in Minnesota and is the story of Joe Talbert’s class assignment to write a story of someone who has lived an interesting life. Dying and medically paroled Carl Iverson agrees to tell his story and Talbert sets out to unravel the tapestry of a 30-year-old murder.

In its eight year, PlymouthREADS promotes public literacy and participation through an annual book selection which the community is invited to read. Copies of this year’s book are available at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave. N.

The kickoff celebration is 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 4 at the Plymouth Library. Representatives of the Innocence Project of Minnesota will discuss its mission and share stories of people wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit.

In  March and April, the library will host an exhibit by the Innocence Project that highlights the causes of wrongful conviction, the project’s work to prevent wrongful convictions from occurring, and lives changed by the work of the project.

“After Innocence,” a Sundance special jury prize-winning documentary, will be shown 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 at Plymouth Library. The film tells the compelling stories of seven prisoners exonerated through DNA evidence.

There will be two opportunities to engage in a moderated community discussion on the book and the film at 2 p.m., Saturday,  April 22 or 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 at Plymouth Library.

Eskens will speak, answer questions and sign books at Literary Night, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 23 at the Plymouth Creek Center. Books will be available for purchase. Eskens is the award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author of "The Guise of Another," and "The Heavens May Fall." He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Rosebud Award and the Silver Falchion Award.

Plymouth READS is sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library, City of Plymouth, and Plymouth Arts Council.

For more information, go to or call Plymouth Library at 612-543-5825.