Book Discussion: "Virgil Wander," led by Elise Barack

Join Book Group leader Elise Barack as she leads a discussion of the new novel by Leif Enger, Virgil Wander.  

Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.

There is a $5.00 charge to participate that is fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.  

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Virgil Wander Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Grove Press - October 2nd, 2018

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart