Monday, October 26
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William Kent Kruegger is a well established writer of mysteries best known in his home state of Minnesota. In 2019, Kruegger published a novel that allowed him to explore questions of faith, family, and the search for belonging in situations both difficult and dire. The story follows four orphans who run away from boarding school during the Great Depression, escaping in a canoe on the Gilead, determined to follow the river to a better place. The narrator looks back on his twelfth year of life with fondness and amazement.
Reviewer Christine Brunkhorst observes, “This is a picaresque tale of adventure …. Part Grapes of Wrath, part Huckleberry Finn, Krueger’s novel is a journey over inner and outer terrain toward wisdom and freedom.”
April Herron will facilitate a discussion, via Zoom, on Monday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. Please send an email to email@example.com to let her know that you are reading the book. She will reply with the Zoom link that will admit you to the gathering.