You’ve lived here your entire life.  You know your community.  There is nothing that could happen that would shock you.  Or is there?

In Laurentian Divide¸ the second volume of her Northern Trilogy, Sarah Stonich reassembles characters that endeared Vacationland to so many readers: retired union minor and widower Alpo Lahti is about to wed his disarming spring bride, but with a local character unaccounted-for, celebration seems premature to Sissy Pavola. Alpo’s son Pete struggles to find his straight and narrow, then struggles to stay on it. Weaving in and out of each other’s reach, trying hard to do their best – and wondering what that might be – Stonich’s characters in all their sweetness and sorrow remind us once more of the inescapable lurches of the heart and unexpected turns of our human comedy.

Minnesota author Sarah Stonich will be at the Virginia Public Library at noon on Thursday, October 18, to talk about Laurentian Divide.

See what turns up as spring melts the harsh winter away.

Call the library for more information.

Sarah Stonich