The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) is excited to host an evening with bestselling author Tim Johnston on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm to discuss his thrilling new suspense novel, Distant Sons. This beautifully wrought, bone-chilling mystery vividly brings to life the story of a small Wisconsin town reckoning with the unsolved disappearances of three young boys in the 1970s, and the two newcomers who have upset its fragile peace. Evocative and gritty, Distant Sons is a gripping story about how the most random intersection of lives can have consequences both devastating and beautiful.
This event is free with registration. To register, please visit our website or CLICK HERE.
More About the Book: What if? What if Sean Courtland’s old Chevy truck had broken down somewhere else? What if he’d never met Denise Givens, a tavern waitress being stalked by her jealous ex? Or Dan Young, another young drifter, who has fled Minnesota for reasons unknown? Instead, Sean and Dan, two well-intentioned young handymen who often find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, become fast friends. Their lives quickly intertwine after they pick up work renovating the home of the town’s elderly outcast, Marion Devereaux. And marking their movements is Detective Corrine Viegas, the sharp and determined cop whose drive to seek justice derives from the failure of her father, a former cop, to find the missing boys decades ago. Over the course of a few weeks, an irreversible chain of events culminates in shattering violence and the revelation of long-buried truths.
Allen Eskens, bestselling author of The Life We Bury, says, "Tim Johnston’s Distant Sons is the kind of novel that inspires writers like me to want to step up our game. His prose is both elegant and raw, with characters so real you want to sit down and have a beer with them. Mr. Johnston is a writer with a gift, and if you haven’t had the pleasure to read him, I highly recommend picking up this book."
More About the Author: Tim Johnston is the author of the novels Descent, The Current, the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the recipient of the 2015 Iowa Author Award and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa.