New York Times Bestselling Author Leif Enger
What: Author Reading & Signing
When: Thursday, November 8th at 6pm
Where: Kickapoo Coffee, Rittenhouse Ave. (accross from Apostle Islands Booksellers)
The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a “formidably gifted” (Chicago Tribune) master storyteller. It’s clear that Enger’s time spent sailing in the Chequamegon Bay and traveling the shores of Lake Superior helped create such a relatable and well-told story.
Kickapoo will have coffee and treats available for purchase, and Apostle Islands Booksellers will have books available for purchase and author signing.
Remember, with the holidays rapidly approaching this makes the perfect personalized gift!