BOOK LAUNCH EVENT FOR WILLIAM KENT KREUGER’S THE RIVER WE REMEMBER - September 27th
The Garden District Book Shop invites you to meet New York Times bestselling author William Kent Kreuger. Krueger will be at the shop for a special evening recognizing his latest novel The River We Remember, an unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home, a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home.
The evening will begin with a welcome reception featuring light refreshments for guests to enjoy. Shortly after, Kreuger will sit down to regale guests with stories from his storied literary career and share insights into the world of The River We Remember.
On Memorial Day, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn’s murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past.