Author Talk with Frederick Blanch - St. Peter Public Library

Sit back and enjoy a batch of homespun storytelling from New Boonies, Minnesota, where, when folks aren't cooking up a pot of moonshine, they're arguing with each other about life's most important subjects--such as whether one should be loyal enough to pour a bottle of pricey Jameson's on his best friend's grave ... and whether it would be okay to drink it first.

Lovable curmudgeon Mudge Wigglesword, a native of New Boonies, has decided to strike out for the big city of Minneapolis--or, as he calls it, Mini Tropolis. There he bonds with a delightful cast of characters, such as the neighborhood fortuneteller, a singer with a foot fetish, and a parrot named Socrates who might or might not read the newspapers on the bottom of the cage when nobody is looking. 
But when Mudge's dear Aunt Thudalia passes on, he inherits the strange gift of a stuffed grizzly bear, left to Mudge's aunt by her long-lost love, who struck out for Alaska decades ago. The bear summons him to search for a forgotten fortune ... but what else will he find at the end of the rainbow?

This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, please contact the St Peter Public Library: 507.934.7420


Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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Saint Peter Public Library, 601 S Washington Ave, St Peter, MN