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We heard from a lot of William Kent Krueger fans

Fans from three registered book clubs will get to hear William Kent Krueger talk at Hopkins Center for the Arts on May 13 and 14. We’re divvying up the 10 tickets we have to give away.

Fans from three registered book clubs will get to hear William Kent Krueger talk at Hopkins Center for the Arts on May 13 and 14. We’re divvying up the 10 tickets we have to give away.

The winning clubs are:

  • Not the Carleton Book Club. This women-only club has 12 members who meet every month in South Minneapolis. They read contemporary fiction and biographies. Recent reads: “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson, “A Carrion Death” by Michael Stanley and “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld.
  • Bookies. Several of our registered book clubs use this name. This particular group of bookies is co-ed and meets every month in Minneapolis. Recent reads: “Missing Mum and Pup” by Christopher Buckley, “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” by David Wroblewski, “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman and “The Given Day” by Dennis Lehane.
  • Augsburg College Book Club. This co-ed club has 10 members and meets six times a year on the Augsburg campus. Lately, according to the captain, they’ve been choosing “American classics but are open to both fiction and non-fiction including international authors.” Recent reads: “Arrowsmith” by Sinclair Lewis, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain and “The Wasted Vigil” by Nadeem Aslam.

Krueger’s talk is part of the Pen Pals Author Lecture series, the longest running literary series in the Twin Cities. Proceeds benefit the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Library system. More info here.