The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library has teamed up with Roundhouse Brewery for Season 7 of Books Burgers and Brews. Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public and held on 4th Mondays starting at 6 pm. We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras See details on our next discussion below!
Our vision for this event is to provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion. We like to call it... "A Book Club With A Kick". We would love to have you join us!
May 22nd, 2023: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich's latest novel, The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading "with murderous attention," must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
The Sentence begins on All Souls' Day 2019 and ends on All Souls' Day 2020. Its mystery and proliferating ghost stories during this one year propel a narrative as rich, emotional, and profound as anything Louise Erdrich has written.
Join Sheila and Laurel from the Books Burgers and Brews at Roundhouse Brewery each month at 6:00 pm for a fun BOOK-filled discussion. Fun giveaways are included as well as dinner. Register today!