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Talking Volumes William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, November 03
Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm
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Talking Volumes Book Signing

With the rise in COVID-19 cases in the region Talking Volumes will not be conducting book signings as part of our events this fall.   

Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce the 22nd season of Talking Volumes. Talking Volumes is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller. We are happy to announce that we will be back in the cozy confines of the Fitzgerald Theater this fall for discussions with four great authors.

“Lightning Strike” Will be released August 24 from Atria Books

About the Book – Lightning Strike

The author of the instant New York Times bestseller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O’Connor series—a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever.

Aurora is a small town nestled in the ancient forest alongside the shores of Minnesota’s Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O’Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon the body of a man he revered hanging from a tree in an abandoned logging camp, it is the first in a series of events that will cause him to question everything he took for granted about his hometown, his family, and himself.

Cork’s father, Liam O’Connor, is Aurora’s sheriff and it is his job to confirm that the man’s death was the result of suicide, as all the evidence suggests. In the shadow of his father’s official investigation, Cork begins to look for answers on his own. Together, father and son face the ultimate test of choosing between what their heads tell them is true and what their hearts know is right.

In this masterful story of a young man and a town on the cusp of change, beloved novelist William Kent Krueger shows that some mysteries can be solved even as others surpass our understanding.

About the Author

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com.

Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning and Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR and the Star Tribune. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 3 at 12pm.  All tickets* are $30 for the general public and $28 for MPR Members and Star Tribune subscribers. Season ticket packages* are available for a discount. *Plus a $2.50 Fitzgerald Theater facility fee.

Get your tickets at mprevents.org and find more information about the authors and the books they’ll be discussing with Kerri. Tickets can also be purchased in person at First Ave ticket outlets.

Please consider supporting a local bookstore when you purchase these titles.



Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune would like to thank this year’s Talking Volumes Season sponsors, Bremer Bank and Becker Furniture World.

About Talking Volumes

Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award.  Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming. The program spotlights books with feature articles, live broadcasts with the author, in-person readings and discussions, and more.