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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer Reading Book Review - Virgil Wander

Book Title: Virgil Wander

Author: Leif Enger

Reviewed By: Jessica F.

Virgil Wander is a quirky, uplifting story about a small, upstate Minnesota community that has seen better days. After Virgil's car flies off a bridge, he must recover from the accident and learn to live with a brain injury. Helped along the way by the community members and a kite making visitor, Virgil discovers a changed perspective on life. However, there are dark things afoot that may upend Virgil's newfound happiness. Filled with funny moments, rich characters, and a wonderful setting, Virgil Wander is a joy to read.

Why I Finished It: Great writing, humor, richly drawn characters, and some mythical undertones

I’d Give this Book To: People who enjoy positive literary fiction, people who enjoy small town fiction, book clubs.

Find Virgil Wander in our catalog.

Summer Reading program participants! Submit a review of one of the books you read this summer. Your review will get you an entry into a special prize drawing in addition to the drawings that all program finishers are entered in. More prizes! Yay! 
All you have to do is fill out our online form or email a short review (at least 5 thoughtful sentences - without giving away the ending!) to

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