Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.

Dragonfly Books is over the moon to welcome New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal with his new novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.! Stradal is also the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. This is Stradal's second visit to Decorah, and what better location for a book about beer brewing, than Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.

Dragonfly Books welcomes the public to a free author talk by J. Ryan Stradal for his second appearance in Decorah with his latest novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota. Stradal will talk about writing his novel and sign books on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Brewery, 207 College Drive in Decorah.

Stradal’s latest character-driven novel focuses on three women from the same family set during the decades that saw the transition from traditional large breweries into the craft brewing market in this deeply affecting family saga filled with Midwestern charm.

J. Ryan Stradal was born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota and now lives in Los Angeles. He previously visited Dragonfly Books with his debut novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2015), which appeared on several bestseller lists and was named the 2016 American Booksellers’ Association Indies' Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and the 2016 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for Debut Fiction.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event at Pulpit Rock Brewery at 207 College Drive in Decorah on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. If you can't attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy 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.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399563058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 23rd, 2019

A National Bestseller!

The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day. 
—Washington Post

“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine

Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143109419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2016

“A sweet and savory treat.” —People

“An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu . . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are.”—The New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Pick

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