Osakis native Leif Enger's latest novel, "Virgil Wander," will be out in paperback Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The novel, his third, is set in a rusting Lake Superior town and opens when its title character drives off the road into the icy lake. He emerges with some memory loss, to find the world has become slightly unfamiliar.
"Virgil Wander" has racked up praise from major reviewers nationwide, including the New York Times Book Review, the Seattle Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A Cherry Street Books clerk said the Alexandria store will have the paperback version on hand.