Leif Enger will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ Virgil Wander

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Leif Enger, Bestselling Author of Peace Like a River, will Present his New Hardcover Novel Virgil Wander.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT LEIF ENGER:  Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a Reporter and Producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his Bestselling Debut Novel Peace Like a River, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award and was one of The Los Angeles Times and TIME Magazine's Best Books of the Year.  His 2nd Novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, was also a National Bestseller and a Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award Honor Book for Fiction.  He and his wife Robin live in Minnesota.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The 1st Novel in 10 Years from Award-Winning, Million-Book Bestselling Author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small 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.  Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own.  Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

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.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  Leif Enger will Present her New Hardcover Novel Virgil Wander, followed by a discussion with the audience.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Leif Enger will Autograph his New Hardcovers that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events/Speaker-Series or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Leif Enger's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
$27.00
SKU: A9780802128782

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Virgil Wander by Leif Enger.


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