Osage Branch Viewing of Capital READ Author Talk--Allen Eskens (Registration Required)

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Want to see the 2021 Capital Read Author Event, but can't get to Jefferson City? You're in luck! This year you can view the program from the Osage Branch!

Allen Eskens is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning novels. In 1991, he began writing Nothing More Dangerous as a way to explore his feelings about prejudice and racism, working sporadically on the story during the intervening years. He published the book--his sixth--last year to high praise from both national and local publications. Nothing More Dangerous is different from his previous works; it's a story set in the Missouri Ozarks in the 1970s with a focus on family, loyalty, friendship and simmering racial tension. Reviewers have called the book "a stunning small-town mystery" (New York Times Book Review) and "a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best..." (Library Journal, starred review). A mid-Missouri native, Eskens is a retired criminal defense lawyer who lives in Minnesota. After his presentation, Eskens will sign books and meet with local fans and appreciative readers. 

Registration required.