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Tim Johnston: THE CURRENT

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Dragonfly Books

Join us with award winning Iowa author Tim Johnston and his new thriller The Current on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 PM at Dragonfly Books. More information to come!

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.

Tim Johnston is the author of the mystery/thriller Descent and of the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. Irish Girl won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Johnston’s stories have also appeared in New England Review, New Letters, the Iowa Review, the Missouri Review, DoubleTake, Best Life Magazine, and Narrative Magazine, among others. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and lives in Iowa City.

The Current: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206772
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 22nd, 2019

One of Entertainment Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

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.


Descent: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616204778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015

Don't miss Tim Johnston's new novel, The Current, coming January 22, 2019! 

“Read this astonishing novel . .

Irish Girl (Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781574412710
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Published: University of North Texas Press - November 30th, 2009

Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2009

Inside Tim Johnston's Irish Girl (winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction) readers will find spellbinding stories of loss, absence, and the devastating effects of chance—of what happens when the unthinkable bad luck of other people, of other towns, becomes our bad luck, o