Author from Osakis to speak at St. Ben'sFormer Osakis resident and author Leif Enger will be the featured guest at a “Book Lovers’ Night” at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) Bookstore.
Former Osakis resident and author Leif Enger will be the featured guest at a “Book Lovers’ Night” at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) Bookstore.
The bookstore and Clemens Library are co-sponsoring the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, in Clemens Library, CSB.
Enger released his most recent novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, in 2008. The book is described as a “stunning successor – a touching, nimble, and rugged story of an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him,” according to the Atlantic Monthly Press, publisher of the book.
Enger’s 2001 solo debut release, Peace Like A River, was named one of the top five novels of the year by Time magazine, selected as one of the best books of 2001 by nearly all major newspapers and designated book of the year by Book Sense, the organization of independent booksellers.
Enger was raised in Osakis and worked for Minnesota Public Radio as a reporter and producer for almost 20 years. Enger resides in Minnesota on a farm with his wife and two sons.
A light meal consisting of croissant sandwiches will be optional for $7 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in Clemens Library.
Beverages including beer and wine can also be purchased throughout the night. Community Readers Kathy Parker and Kathy Matthew will offer book recommendations following the optional dinner.
Enger will speak at 7 p.m.
Book browsing and a book signing will take place in Clemens Library after Enger’s presentation. Enger’s books will be available to purchase throughout the night and are also found at the CSB/St. John’s University bookstores. For more information, contact Clemens Library at (320) 363-2119 or email email@example.com.