“Virgil Wander,” by Leif Enger

Do you ever miss small-town movie theaters? I worked at one, and I do. This book will give you back some of the indefinable moments — walking into that just-popped smell and handing your ticket to a pallid dude at the entrance to a dim wonderland of sprung seats and sometimes sticky floors, but that movie you’ll always remember — a romance set North ... of Duluth! (And kites?)

Louise Erdrich, Birchbark Books, Mpls.


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