The winter/spring lineup for Club Book has been announced—nine writers, many with local ties. Club Book is a free program sponsored by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency, which brings prominent writers to venues outside of the two downtowns.
Here’s the lineup:
Lori Sturdevant, 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Rum River Library, 4201 Sixth Av., Anoka. Sturdevant is an editorial writer for the Star Tribune and the author of nine books of local history. She is a three-time winner of a Minnesota Book Award, most recently for "Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women's Movement," which is also up for the Hognander Award.
Karen Abbott, 7 p.m. March 3, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Av. N., Roseville. Abbott is a New York Times bestselling historian. Her latest book, “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy,” is about four female spies during the Civil War. Previous books include "Sin in the Second City," and "American Rose."
Christina Baker Kline, 7 p.m. March 8, Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Av. SE, Prior Lake. Kline is the author of the best-selling novel, “Orphan Train," which has been sold in more than 40 countries. Kline is also the author of nine other books, both fiction and nonfiction.
David Mura and Sun Yung Shin, 7 p.m. March 14, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Av., St. Paul. The writers will discuss the Asian American experience in Minnesota. Mura is a poet, novelist, memoirist and playwright, the author of "Turning Japanese," and "The Colors of Desire." Shin's poetry debut, "skirt Full of Black," won the Asian American Literary Award.
Celeste Ng, 7 p.m. March 21, R. H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury. Ng is the author of “Everything I Never Told You," which was named the No. 1 Best Book of 2014 by Amazon. She is also the winner of a Pushcart Prize.
Lyndsay Faye, 7 p.m. March 24, Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., MInnetonka. Faye writes historical and speculative fiction. Her newest novel, “Jane Steele,” is a retelling of “Jane Eyre.”
Jacquelyn Mitchard, 6:30 p.m. April 5, Chanhassen Public Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen. The author of the Oprah book, “The Deep End of the Ocean,” has a new book this year, “Two if By Sea.”
J.A. Jance, 7 p.m. April 21, Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley. Jance’s latest mystery is “Clawback,” the 13th in the Ali Reynolds series. She is the author of three crime series and more than 60 novels.
Forrest Pritchard, 7 p.m. April 26, Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St. N., Stillwater. Pritchard is a farmer and a New York Times best-selling author. His first book, “Gaining Ground,” was about his struggle to save his family farm in Virginia. His new book, "Growing Tomorrow: A Farm-to-Table Journey," tells the stories of 18 sustainable farmers across the country, including in Minnesota.