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Faith Sullivan: GOOD NIGHT, MR. WODEHOUSE


Date: Tuesday, May 2
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Dragonfly Books
Cost: Free!


Dragonfly Books is thrilled to host Minnesota author Faith Sullivan as she talks about her novel Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse. A beautiful storyteller capturing the heart of the midwest, Sullivan will share her stories and sign books on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm at Dragonfly Books.


In Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse (Milkweed 2015), Sullivan returns to the town of Harvester, Minnesota with a rich story of tragedy, hardship, love, and perseverance.

Widowed, penniless, responsible for her beloved baby boy, and subject to the small-town gossip of Harvester, Minnesota -- Nell Stillman’s lot is not an easy one. Yet Nell finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves. Readers will fall in love with the resourceful and fiercely independent Nell.

Faith Sullivan is the author of eight novels including Gardenias (Milkweed 2005), The Cape Ann (1998), and What a Woman Must Do (2002). A “demon gardner, flea marketer, and feeder of birds,” she is also an indefatigable champion of literary culture and her fellow writers. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, she spent twenty-some years in New York and Los Angeles, but now lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Dan.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books with Faith Sullivan to learn more about Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase one of Sullivan’s books, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of the Dragonfly Books staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah, and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
112 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101
Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311122
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Milkweed Editions - July 19th, 2016

Nell Stillman's road is not easy. When her boorish husband dies soon after they move to the small town of Harvester, Minnesota, Nell is alone, penniless yet responsible for her beloved baby boy, Hillyard. Not an easy fate in small-town America at the beginning of the twentieth century.


What a Woman Must Do Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 23rd, 2016

When Celia Canby Kate's niece, Bess's mother, and Harriet's cousin is killed in a car accident, it's up to Kate and Harriet to raise Bess. Ten years later, on the day of the accident, the local newspaper in Harvester, MN, dredges up the story of the accident for a careless Way Back When piece, subjecting the women to another round of grief.


The Cape Ann Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307716958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 2nd, 2010

A disarmingly involving portrait of a family struggling to stay together through the Great Depression, The Cape Ann is an unforgettable story of life from a child's-eye view.


Gardenias Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571310521
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - August 1st, 2006

A month after the United States enters World War II, the country is in upheaval and so is the Erhardt family. Nine-year-old Lark, her mother Arlene, and Aunt Betty are heading for San Diego, far away from Harvester, Minnesota and Arlene's shiftless husband.