October 2018 Book of the Month
Each month our avid readers choose one new title that needs to be shared. It's a book we've read that made us fall in love, laugh, cry, and lingered with us after we turned the last page. The Book of the Month is the kind of book you recommend to friends with a smile and a wink, where you look forward to that text they send you at midnight, after they've finished it.
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October Title: Virgil Wander
By Leif Enger
Award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger returns with the highly anticipated first novel in ten years. Virgil Wander is an enchanting, all American story that circles back to the passed by inhabitants of a small town in the American Upper Midwest as they endeavor to revive their dying heart.
After his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior, Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander survives, but his language and memory are altered by the accident as he awakes to a once-familiar world. With the help of affable and curious locals, Virgil begins to collect the pieces of his life before, and the history of his broken, agrarian town.
Blending humor, whimsy, and his signature mix of magic and miracle, Enger creates a remarkable, living portrait of the American outland and its residents, who either by choice or circumstance, never left their defunct industrial district. Virgil Wander shares the heart and heartache of a community fallen between the cracks.