Sat26Jan2019noon–2pmCherry Street Books Store
Local high school English teacher and newly published author, Kallie Grote, will be here with her first Young Adult novel! Defect is the first of three books in the Genetic War Series. The description on the back of the book explains it this way: It has been sixty-five years since the Genetic War, but the Defects and the Pures are still at odds. The Pure government is on the hunt for the remaining Defects, and no one is safe. With government patrols on the rise in what was once known as Minneapolis, 18-year-old Lyla Paxton struggles to find her place in the decrepit world with empty memories about her past. A visit from a mysterious stranger who claims that Lyla is the savior of the Defects, throws her life into motion. Lyla must leave everything and everyone behind to journey to an unknown place full of unfamiliar faces to prepare for the inevitable war. Her new life if filled with excitement and love, entangled with fear and confusion, and topped off with the unrealistic pressure of trying to remember who she is and where she comes from. Each obstacle pulls Lyla in a different direction, stretching her thin, until she hits her breaking point. Will Lyla save the Defects, or will she die trying? Please join us on the 26th to celebrate Kallie’s new book! What a wonderful achievement for her!
Sat23Feb2019noon–2pmCherry Street Books Store
Co-authors Allison Mann and Michael Brodkorb will be in the store to talk about and sign their true crime book called The Girls Are Gone. This is the story of the disappearance of two teenage sisters who were missing for over 2 1/2 years and finally located on a rural farm place in NW Minnesota. They were taken during a divorce dispute between their parents and their father had been searching for them all that time. The abduction happened in 2013 and the trial took place in 2016. Allison worked for the law firm representing the father and Michael was covering the story for the Star Tribune. They spent two years doing further research and analyzing court documents and investigative files to write the story of the whole event and the people involved. They had a real passion for following the case and connecting the dots to figure out the truth of what really happened; the result of their work is this book which includes interviews with family members and the girls themselves. It is bound to be very interesting to hear from these two authors and you are invited!
Story Time – Saturday mornings at 10am
Saturday mornings are exciting times at Cherry Street! Kids are invited for story time with Lee every Saturday at 10AM; it’s free and open to all. Geared for kids ages 3–5, there are always fun stories, activities and surprises.
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