Award winning Minnesota author Allen Eskens is coming to the second annual Queen City Reads event at the Virginia Public Library!

The Virginia Public Library and the City of Virginia, with the support of the Friends of the Virginia Public Library, are pleased to announce the 2018 Queen City Reads program, a community-wide reading program for the residents of Virginia.

Queen City Reads is a community reading program during which all members of the community are invited to read and discuss the same book.  Our Queen City Reads program is designed to encourage citizens of Virginia to engage in conversation.  Possible side effects include the discovery of new authors and the addition of new friends to readers’ lives.

The second annual Queen City RBook Covereads choice is The Deep Dark Descending, by Allen Eskens.  “A tense, high-stakes game of chicken makes [this] a can’t-put-down thriller.  Superb storytelling keeps you guessing until the very end.” (Robert Dugoni, bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave)  Copies of the book are available to borrow through the Virginia Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System, as well as to purchase as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Virginia Public Library.

There will be two events in the library auditorium.  The first will be a book discussion at noon on Tuesday, February 27.  Bring your interest and questions and be prepared for lively discussion.  A brochure with discussion questions will be available the first week of February.

The second event features multiple award winning author Allen Eskens; Allen Photo of Allen Eskenswill be at the library on Thursday, March 1, also at noon.  In addition to being the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, and The Deep Dark Descending, Allen also has a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from Hamline University.  Allen will talk about his work, how he came to be an author, and how Max Rupert developed into the character that he did.

This program, brought to you by the Virginia Public Library and the City of Virginia, is funded by the Friends of the Virginia Public Library.  To assist the Friends in support of this program, or for more information, call the library at (218)748-7525.

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