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Literature Lovers' Night Out™️

Join us on Tuesday, September 10th for a night of literature, laughter and fun!


Faith Sullivan      

Faith Sullivan is the author of many novels, including GardeniasThe Cape AnnWhat a Woman Must Do, and, most recently, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse. A "demon gardener, flea marketer, and feeder of birds," she is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture and her fellow writers, and has visited with hundreds of book clubs. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, she spent twenty-some years in New York and Los Angeles, but now lives in Minneapolis with her husband.


"Rapturous . . . The joyful sense of community within this love story offers a charming and refreshing escape from the modern world." --Kirkus

"Strong women, great sex scenes, and beautiful writing. Welcome back to Harvester, Minnesota! I love this book." --Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members


Joshilyn Jackson    

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children.


"Jackson's novel is chock-full of dramatic reveals and twisty turns... Be warned: It's a stay-up-all-night kind of book. Compulsively readable."-- Kirkus Reviews on Never Have I Ever

"Wonderful--suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat. This feels like the book Jackson was born to write."-- Lee ChildNew York Times Bestselling Author, on Never Have I Ever


Katherine Reay     

Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of Dear Mr. KnightleyLizzy and Jane, The Brontë Plot, A Portrait of Emily PriceThe Austen Escape, and The Printed Letter Bookshop. All Katherine's novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flairKatherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and isa wife, mother, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine now happily resides outside Chicago, IL. 


"The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship." --Rachel McMillan, author of Murder in the City of Liberty 

"Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight." --Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis


Kassandra Montag      

Kassandra Montag is an award-winning poet, fiction writer, and freelance medical journalist. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Midwestern GothicNebraska PoetryPrairie Schooner, and Mystery Weekly Magazine, among others. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Creighton University, and makes her home in Omaha, Nebraska.


"A soaring, brilliantly imagined novel about love and desperation, set in an astonishing new world that still feels utterly gripping and contemporary. Kassandra Montag is a visionary new talent!"-- Karin Slaughter, International bestselling author of The Last Widow

"Spellbinding and aching at every turn, After the Flood is an evocative tale of despair and fierce hope existing within a shattered future. Kassandra Montag weaves together a watery, post-apocalyptic world that will leave readers breathless."-- Lydia Kang, author of A Beautiful Poison


Tickets are available on EVENTBRITE.   The cost is $20 (plus tax and fee) and includes a $10 book coupon for this event.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
322nd Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Ruby & Roland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571311320
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 10th, 2019

Never Have I Ever: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062855312
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - July 30th, 2019

The Printed Letter Bookshop Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785222002
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Nelson - May 14th, 2019

After the Flood: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062889362
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - September 3rd, 2019

The bookstore is open! Curbside pickup is also still available.


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We are open for browsing! The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10-6.

We are also available for phone or on-line orders.  Curbside pickup is still an option.  

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