Klindt's Community Book Club
- February Book Club: Lean on Pete
- Author: Willy Vlautin
- Date and Time: Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- April Book Club: Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
- Author: Eula Biss
- Date and Time: Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- May Book Club: Catch-22
- Author: Joseph Heller
Date and Time: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 6:30pm
June Book Club: That Kind of Mother
- Author: Rumaan Alam
- Date and Time: Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm
- July Book Club: A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
- Author: Blaine Harden
- Date and Time: Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm
The Book Club is free and open to the public.
Author Willy Vlautin to Read and Sign at Klindt's on Sunday, February 24, 2PM
Klindt’s Booksellers is excited to host award-winning author Willy Vlautin to celebrate the paperback release of his most recent novel, Don’t Skip Out On Me. With this book Vlautinfollows in the footsteps of his earlier works, delivering another emotionally raw tale of a tragic and beautiful life.
Don’t Skip Out On Me is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity pulled from deep within America’s soul. Horace Hopper has spent most of his life on the Nevada sheep ranch where Mr. and Mrs. Reese took him in after his parents abandoned him. The Reese’s treated him like a son, intending to leave the ranch in his hands. But Horace, ashamed of not only his half-Paiute, half-Irish heritage but also the fact that his parents didn’t want him, knows he needs to make a name for himself. Horace leaves behind the only loving home he has ever known for Tucson, where he can prove his worth as a championship boxer.
Don’t Skip Out On Me is beautiful portrait of a downtrodden man and his struggle to find his place in a vast and lonely world. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Vlautin writes about characters whose big dreams and plans are often stunted by fate and circumstance, but who’ve managed to find a way to push through, bruised but with hard-won wisdom. . . . excellent. . . . Vlautin’s reverence for the land recalls writers such as Jim Harrison and John Steinbeck.” Internationally acclaimed author Roddy Doyle says,“Magnificent…. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers.”
Vlautin’s novel, The Free, was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel Lean on Pete debuted at the 2018 Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim. Vlautinis the author of The Free, Lean on Pete, Northline, and The Motel Life. He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. More on Willy Vlautin can be found on his site.
This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to call ahead to reserve your books.