We have another thrilling author visit scheduled for this month thanks to Kitchigami Regional Library made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Fund to preserve arts and cultural heritage. This time it is author Jim Proebstle, visiting our Pine River Public Library on June 19th at 11:00AM. Seating will be limited for this author talk, so please call our library at 218-587-4639 for availability.
Proebstle’s first novel set in northern Minnesota, “Absence of Honor” and published August 1, 2008, received a five star rating by reader reviews on Amazon.com. “Jim Proebstle has experienced northern Minnesota his entire life. He and his wife, Carole, now call it home for the warmer months. His love for the wilderness setting, fascination with Native American reservation life and continued corruption amid escalating casino profits fueled his imagination for In the Absence of Honor. Jim draws on his knowledge of the area and its history to weave a page-turning story with origins dating back 200 years and outcomes that could appear in tomorrow's newspaper.” (amazon.com biography)
He has recently completed his second novel, this time about his uncle who was a pilot during WWII.
Speaking of books, our book sale is scheduled for June 25, 26 and 27. We are, as always, looking for volunteers to help with the sale. It is, friends and neighbors, a swell way to have an inside track on the books in the sale. Also, the Library Board will be having an ice cream social on Saturday June 26th at the library to help raise matching funds for the Gates computer grant. I plan to attend. So should you.
Until next time I remain,
Browser, the library cat.
Printed in the Pine River Journal 17 June 2010