Club Book is a unique player on the Minnesota literary events scene. They collaborate with all eight library systems in the seven-county region to pair bestselling and award-winning authors with audiences in all corners of the Twin Cities metro. Whether you live in Maplewood or Minnetonka, and whether you are interested in mysteries, memoirs, or a mix of everything, Club Book has something for you!
Monday, March 1 at 7PM
Hosted by Anoka County Library
Lauren Fox is an acknowledged master of the family novel. Readers enjoyed their first taste of her achingly funny take on marriage, friendship, and domesticity in Still Life with Husband (2007) – a literary debut that The New York Times heralded as “the arrival of an immensely gifted writer.” Fox’s follow-ups, Friends Like Us (2012) and Days of Awe (2015), justified the praise. Her latest, out February 2, is Send for Me. In this time-jumping work of historical fiction, a woman discovers a cache of old letters from her Jewish grandmother that sheds light on her family’s struggles and fate during the rise of Nazism in Germany. Booklist touts Send for Me as “a thoughtful, character-driven exploration of the unbreakable bonds of motherhood, [which] deftly moves between generations as Fox illuminates the ways that choices echo through the lives of those who come after.” Send for Me is also semi-autobiographical in nature, inspired by heirlooms letters held by her own family.