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Books Burgers & Brews – Brainerd
July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are excited to partner with Prairie Bay and introduce our latest endeavor, Books Burgers & Brews. This will take place on 3rd Mondays at Prairie Bay from 6-8pm. We will have a book discussion, great food, and a beer special.
Our vision for this event is to attract men and women alike and provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion. We like to call it… “A Book Club With A Kick”.
Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles—Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.
Bone china cup and saucer—Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.
Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.
Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.
Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.
As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?
Pick up your copy of this book today at the Brainerd Public Library front desk by asking for the Books, Burgers, and Brews once the title has been selected. The books at the library are first come first serve and we have 20 copies set aside for this event. Participants that use the library for the book selection are asked to return the book once they have completed reading so someone else will be able to check the title out. Other options are listening to the book on audio, or purchasing on line.