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Book Club Mon Jun 11 2012

Book Club Presents: Patrick Somerville's Book Release Party

Book Club is thrilled to present the release of Patrick Somerville's new book, This Bright River, at the Book Cellar Bookstore, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., at 7pm on June 26. The celebration will include a reading plus a moderated question and answer period with the author.

Somerville's first novel, The Cradle, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Selection for summer 2009, and was nominated for the First Novel Prize at the Center for Fiction. He is also author of a short story collection from Featherproof Books, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature out in 2010.

This Bright River takes place in Wisconsin, Somerville's home state, where his characters' lives intersect and become intertwined. In both The Cradle and The Universe, lives are woven together by the subtleties of insecurities in common as well as through running themes. Those connections are at once impressive from a technical point of view and believable as true to life despite slight stretches from realism.

Keep your eye out for opportunities to get your own copy of the book before the release!

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