Author Sarah Stonich
The Arrowhead Library System and the Friends of Virginia Public Library are sponsoring a visit by Minnesota Author Sarah Stonich at noon on May 16th in the library auditorium. The author will talk about her new book, Vacationland, which is set in Northern Minnesota and published by the University of Minnesota Press. 
At the heart of the book is Naledi Lodge, inspired by those rustic Mom & Pop resorts now disappearing along with their big fish, bad mattresses, wood docks, flashlight trots to the outhouse, bear-fear, and bonfires. Up north vacations might not always live up to the brochures’ versions of canoe paddling under pine-scented skies; in the fine print of rusted beer cans on the trail or a barbed hook through a thumb lies a more realistic picture of Vacationland.
Vacationland Cover
Sarah’s first novel, These Granite Islands, was translated into eight languages, won numerous awards, and was Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick. The author, originally from Duluth, now makes her home in Minneapolis with her husband Jon and spends summers on a small lake in northern St. Louis County. 
This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and the Friends of Virginia Public Library. It is funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The author will be available for book signing after the presentation. Books are available for purchase at the main desk of the library.
Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Friends of the Virginia Public Library. For more information, check the event calendar at www.virginia.lib.mn.us or call 748-7525.