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One Book, One Community

This summer's South Lake Minnetonka One Book, One Community read is the delightful memoir by Steve Rushin, STING-RAY AFTERNOONS.

In the early 1950s, sportswriter Steve Rushin's hometown of Bloomington, Minn., had a population of just 9,902. Within a decade, it had exploded to more than 50,000, becoming the kind of booming American suburb where families were large and life centered on school, church and sports.

In his funny, elegiac memoir Sting-Ray Afternoons, Rushin mines this ineffably familiar terrain with a sense of irony and deep affection, working hard to capture the look and feel of the 1970s, as seen through the eyes of a bookish Catholic-school boy growing up in a rambunctious, sports-mad family of seven. (Jim Zarroli - NPR)

After graduating from Bloomington Kennedy High School in 1984 and Marquette University in 1988, Rushin joined the staff of Sports Illustrated. Over the next 19 years, he filed stories from Greenland, India, Indonesia, the Arctic Circle and other farflung locales, as well as the usual nearflung locale to which sportswriters are routinely posted.

Come and meet the author at the Southshore Center on July 11th.

Sponsored by the Friends of Excelsior Library.

Books are available for purchase at Excelsior Bay Books.


Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
South Shore Community Center
5735 Country Club Road
Excelsior, MN 55331
Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316392235
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 3rd, 2017

Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316392259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - July 17th, 2018