Thursday night the Library Foundation of Hennepin County (formerly the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library) continues its "Talk of the Stacks" program.
As a young man, David Rhodes published three novels in rapid succession: The Last Fair Deal Going Down (1972), The Easter House (1974), and Rock Island Line (1975). He was hailed as one of the best of his generation. A motorcycle accident in 1976 left him paralyzed from the chest down, since which he continued writing but stopped publishing.
Driftless, Rhodes's first novel in more than 31 years, is a profound and unforgettable portrait of rural America inspired by the Wisconsin community in which he has lived since the mid-1970s. Publishers Weekly called Driftless"expansive and affecting," proof that Rhodes "still knows how to keep readers riveted."
Talk of the Stacks is a reading series at the Minneapolis Central Library exploring contemporary literature and culture. Readings are held at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Readings are held at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. The Talk of the Stacks presenting sponsor is U.S. Trust. Additional support provided by Secrets of the City and Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
The programs are free with open seating to the public. Book sale and signing follow presentations. Call 612-630-6174 for more info.