Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fall Season of Club Book will be delivered to audiences virtually via live author events.
Sep
20
Tue
Cara Black
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Tuesday, September 20 at 7 PM

Roseville Public Library
2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville

Mystery favorite Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer behind the popular Aimée Leduc private investigator series. Set in and around Paris, Leduc’s adventures span fifteen installments to date. Black boasts an international following, with more than 400,000 books in print in eight different languages. She is also a two-time finalist for the Anthony Award, a high honor in the crime fiction genre. Her newest novel, Murder on the Quai, hit shelves in June. In an exciting departure from the norm, Black takes us back in time to explore how a college-aged Aimée Leduc first came to take the reins of her family’s detective agency. Her first caseload is an exciting one, involving a hunt for Nazi gold and much more. Booklist raves: “Finally we have the prequel we’ve been craving… A treat for series fans.”

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Visit Cara Black’s Website.

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This event is hosted by the Ramsey County Library.

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A podcast of Cara Blacks’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Sep
26
Mon
Lucie Amundsen
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Monday, September 26 at 7 PM

Rum River Library
4201 Sixth Ave, Anoka

Lucie Amundsen is a self-described ‘reluctant farmer’ and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Locally Laid Egg Company, a ranch enterprise in Duluth that supplies pasture-raised eggs to markets in Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. Amundsen holds an MFA from Hamline University and is a past contributor to the Star Tribune and Reader’s Digest Association. When this plucky couple – with no real agricultural experience between them – decided to leave their professions to start up a mid-sized chicken farm, Amundsen applied her considerable writing talents to a part-memoir, part-exposé about the experience. Kirkus Reviews recommends Locally Laid highly, stating: “The author’s skepticism and her husband’s optimism collide to create a laughable tale.” Behind the humor, however, Amundsen reveals some alarming truths about today’s egg and poultry industry, along with insights on what we can all do to turn the situation around.

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Visit Amundsen’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Anoka County Library.

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A podcast of Lucie Amundsen’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Sep
28
Wed
Charlotte Rogan
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30PM

Chanhassen Public Library
7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen

Architect-turned-author Charlotte Rogan made waves on the literary scene with the publication of The Lifeboat, a tense and haunting survival story set at sea at the outset of World War I. Stranded on an overcrowded lifeboat with few provisions and little chance of immediate rescue, survivors of the mysterious sinking of an ocean liner grapple with life-and-death decisions. Rogan’s debut hit numerous bestseller lists and put Rogan in contention for several major literary awards. The Lifeboat has been translated into more than 25 languages, and is currently being adapted into a major motion picture produced by and starring Anne Hathaway. Rogan’s second novel, Now and Again, hit shelves in April. Hailed by The Huffington Post as “just as harrowing, and even more complex,” it centers on an unassuming secretary who stumbles across proof of a massive corporate conspiracy.

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Visit Rogan’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Carver County Library.

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A podcast of Charlotte Rogan’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Oct
12
Wed
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wednesday, October 12 at 7 PM

Prior Lake Public Library
16210 Eagle Creek Ave, Prior Lake

American Book Award winner Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a master of many different genres. Her hit novels to date include The Mistress of Spices (1997), Sister of My Heart (1999), One Amazing Thing (2010), and Oleander Girl (2013). Studios have optioned many of Divakaruni’s works for films or television, including a big screen adaptation of The Mistress of Spices in 2005. She is also an accomplished poet, playwright, and an award-winning author of short stories and teen literature. Divakaruni’s short fiction and essays have appeared in more than 50 publications. Her newest novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, is set in India and Texas – two places she has lived in and knows intimately. It explores the bounds of multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, twinned themes that have become the author’s hallmark. It charted high on bestseller lists in both the United States and India.

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Visit Divakaruni’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Scott County Library.

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A podcast of Divakaruni’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Oct
17
Mon
Candice Millard
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Monday, October 17 at 7 PM

Southdale Library
7001 York Ave S, Edina

Candice Millard is a New York Times bestselling historian widely acclaimed for producing “crisp, concise and revealing history” (The Washington Post). She began her distinguished career as a writer and editor for National Geographic, before turning her attention to book-length projects. Millard’s 2005 debut, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, explored a little-known chapter in the life of our twenty-sixth president. Her 2011 follow-up, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, chronicled the life and assassination of President James Garfield. Both charted extremely well and garnered Millard numerous honors. Millard’s newest title, debuting in September, focuses on the larger-than-life character of Winston Churchill – prior to his time as Prime Minister. Hero of the Empire recounts the story of Churchill’s capture and harrowing escape from a POW camp in colonial South Africa during the Boer Wars.

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Visit Millard’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Hennepin County Library.

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A podcast of Candice Millard’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Nov
2
Wed
Sy Montgomery
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30 PM

R.H. Stafford Library
8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury

Internationally renowned naturalist, author, documentarian and media commentator Sy Montgomery is sometimes described as “part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson” (Boston Globe). A distinguished career in animal behavior research has taken Montgomery to far-flung locations including Costa Rica, the Congo, Mongolia’s deserts, and many points in between. Her impressive written corpus spans ten books for adults and another ten geared toward children. Bestsellers include the perennial favorite The Good Pig (2007), a personal memoir about her family’s 750-pound pet pig, and Birdology (2011). Her latest New York Times bestseller, The Soul of an Octopus (2015), was shortlisted for a National Book Award. In it, she explores the psyche of this extraordinary species, including their remarkable ability to forge personal connections with humans.

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Visit Montgomery’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Washington County Library.

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A podcast of Sy Montgomery’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Nov
14
Mon
R.T. Rybak
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Monday, November 14 at 7 PM

Galaxie Library
14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley

Minneapolis native R.T. Rybak served as mayor of Minnesota’s largest city from 2002 to 2014, before stepping down from the post at the end of a third term. His post-mayoral career is proving to be an eventful one. Rybak currently serves as CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, one of the region’s most prominent philanthropies, and is active at the helm of Generation Next, a public–private coalition aiming to improve academic outcomes for underserved children. Between commitments, he has found time to pen a well-received memoir that is equal parts political coming-of-age story and behind-the-scenes look at the running of a major American city. With refreshing candor, Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis chronicles Rybak’s experiences with and thoughts on defining events of the past decade, including the I-35 bridge collapse and the fight over marriage equality.

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Visit Rybak’s Website.

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This event is hosted by Dakota County Library.

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A podcast of R.T. Ryabak’s program will be available a few days after the event!

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Feb
22
Wed
Nnedi Okorafor
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wednesday, February at 7 PM

Roseville Public Library
2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville

Internationally bestselling science fiction and fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor is one of that genre’s most unique contemporary voices. Her spell-binding work is inspired by her rich West African heritage. Titles of particular note include the post-apocalyptic Who Fears Death (2010), winner of the prestigious World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and its 2016 prequel The Book of Phoenix, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Okorafor’s equally popular young adult books include Akata Witch (2011), affectionately dubbed “the Nigerian Harry Potter” by fans, and Zahrah the Windseeker (2005), winner of multiple prizes for pan-African literature. A screenplay for Zahrah the Windseeker is currently in the works, and both Who Fears Death and Akata Witch have also been optioned for films. In addition to her novel-length work, Okorafor also pens short fiction, including the recent Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction novella Binti (2015).

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This event is hosted by the Ramsey County Library.

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A podcast of Nnedi Okorafor’s discussion will be available a few days after the event!

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Feb
27
Mon
Kao Kalia Yang
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Monday, February 27 at 7 PM

Rum River Library
4201 6th Ave, Anoka

Kao Kalia is a Hmong-American memoirist and teacher, and a leading voice for one of Minnesota’s fastest growing ethnic groups. Her moving 2008 memoir, The Latehomecomer, chronicles the story of her own family – and hundreds like them – who made the harrowing trek from their native Laos, to refugee camps in Thailand, and ultimately to the United States in the wake of the Vietnam War. The Latehomecomer won Yang the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, as well as that year’s MNBA Reader’s Choice Award – the first-ever title to win two awards. The National Endowment for the Arts recently singled out the memoir for a coveted spot on its Big Read roster, and it remains Minnesota publisher Coffee House Press’s single bestselling title to date. Yang turns the spotlight on the trials and travails of her father, Bee Yang, in her 2016 follow up The Song Poet. The Pioneer Press praised it as “inventive and touching . . . an elegantly written, moving testament to so many aspects of the human experience.”

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This event is hosted by the Anoka County Library.

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A podcast of Kao Kalia Yang‘s discussion will be available a few days after the event!

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Mar
6
Mon
Chris Pavone
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Monday, March 6 at 6:30 PM

R.H. Stafford Library
8595 Central Park Pl, Woodbury

Chris Pavone burst onto the mystery thriller scene in 2012 with The Expats, a chart-topping spy novel centered around an unassuming American housewife who stumbles upon evidence of a major conspiracy – while safeguarding a secret of her own. His debut earned Pavone both Edgar and Anthony awards. The international bestseller is currently in print in over twenty languages, and being adapted for a major motion picture produced by Kevin Spacey. None other than Stephen King singled out Pavone’s 2014 follow up, The Accident, as one of the best nail-biters of that year. His newest, The Travelers, centers around a disillusioned travel writer who finds himself caught in a web of international intrigue that takes him to Argentina, Iceland, and many points in between. Notes The New York Times: “The Travelers confirms what Mr. Pavone’s first two books have established: that when it comes to quick-witted, breathless thrillers that trot the globe, his are top-tier.”l.

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This event is hosted by the Washington County Library.

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A podcast of Chris Pavone’s discussion will be available a few days after the event!

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