Lit & Libations is a new series that works like this: Novel will bring in amazing authors like Tim Johnston and Libro will pair 'em with themed cocktail and small plate specials at happy hour prices. Now here's where you come in. All you have to do is bring your friends, grab a cocktail & app from the bar, and head into the event space for a night of entertainment. You in?
Doors @ 6PM, Tim Johnston @ 6:30PM
About the book:
"The Current is a rare creature: a gripping thriller and page-turner but also a masterwork of mood and language--a meditation on memory and time. You'll want to go fast at the same time you'll be compelled to savor each and every word." --Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley
Tim Johnston, whose breakout debut Descent was called "astonishing," "dazzling," and "unforgettable" by critics, returns with The Current, a tour de force about the indelible impact of a crime on the lives of innocent people.
In the dead of winter, outside a small Minnesota town, state troopers pull two young women and their car from the icy Black Root River. One is found downriver, drowned, while the other is found at the scene --half frozen but alive.
What happened was no accident, and news of the crime awakens the community's memories of another young woman who lost her life in the same river ten years earlier, and whose killer may still live among them.
Determined to find answers, the surviving young woman soon realizes that she's connected to the earlier unsolved case by more than just a river, and the deeper she plunges into her own investigation, the closer she comes to dangerous truths, and to the violence that simmers just below the surface of her hometown.
Grief, suspicion, the innocent and the guilty--all stir to life in this cold northern town where a young woman can come home, but still not be safe. Brilliantly plotted and unrelentingly propulsive, The Current is a beautifully realized story about the fragility of life, the power of the past, and the need, always, to fight back.
About the author:
Tim Johnston, a native of Iowa City, is the author of The Current and the New York Timesbestseller Descent, as well as a young adult novel, Never So Green, and the story collection Irish Girl, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction.