Join us in welcoming Minnesota author Peter Geye at the Virginia Public Library on Thursday, January 30, for our first Brown Bag Lunch of 2014! 

http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=1609530845/LC.GIF&client=arrop&upc=&oclc=Peter’s most recent novel, The Lighthouse Road, begins in the 1890s with a young immigrant woman settling into life alone outside of Duluth and continues in the1920s with the life of her grown son and his forbidden love. 

http://www.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&isbn=160953008X/LC.GIF&client=arrop&upc=&oclc=Safe from the Sea, the author’s debut novel, was the 2010 Indie Lit Award winner for fiction and the 2011 Northeast Minnesota Book Award winner, among other honors.  The novel centers on a strained father-son relationship.  The father, an officer on a doomed freighter and one of its three survivors in the 1960s, is dying and calls his grown son to his side to make one last request. 

Peter Geye will be here on Thursday at noon to discuss writing and his books, as well as to answer questions.  Call 748-7525 if you have any questions.  Coffee and goodies are generously provided by the Friends of the Virginia Public Library.
Susan Hoppe — Adult and Reference Services Librarian