Nickolas Butler: LITTLE FAITH

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Dragonfly Books

This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11th, but had to be postponed due to weather.

Award-winning Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler joins Dragonfly Books for an author talk featuring his new book Little Faith. In this moving novel, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. Everyone is invited to this free event to hear from Butler and learn more about Little Faith on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM at Dragonfly Books.

Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.

Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. In addition to Little Faith, Butler is the author of the internationally-bestselling and prize-winning novel Shotgun Lovesongs, the collection of short stories Beneath the Bonfire, and the novel Hearts of Men. He lives with his wife and two children on sixteen acres of land adjacent to a buffalo farm in rural Wisconsin.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a book, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of our 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.

Little Faith: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062469717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church 

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Is

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250039828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 3rd, 2015


"Impressively original." —The New York Times

"Sparkles in every way. A love letter to the open lonely American heartland…A must-read." —People

"The kind of book that restores your faith in humanity." —Toronto Star

Welcome to Little Wing.

The Hearts of Men: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062469694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - December 26th, 2017

"[A] tender, insightful book... Perfectly paced and leavened with humor, it's a wonderful read." -- People


Beneath the Bonfire: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250039835
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 5th, 2015

Nickolas Butler's debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, has become an international bestseller and won numerous accolades, including France's Prix Page/America. Now, in Beneath the Bonfire, he demonstrates his talent for portraying "a place and its people with such love that you'll find yourself falling for them, too" (Josh Weil, author of The Great Glass Sea).

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