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Press ReleaseAuthor Markus Zusak at ICPL Oct. 21


The Iowa City Public Library and Prairie Lights are pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak to the Library on Monday, October 21.

Zusak, author of "The Book Thief” and “I Am the Messenger,” will read from “Bridge of Clay,” which was released last year. He’ll also participate in a question and answer session.
“Bridge of Clay” is the story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

Entertainment Weekly named “Bridge of Clay” one of the Best Book of 2018, calling it “mystical and loaded with heart.”

Zusak’s reading will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Library, with a signing afterwards. Prairie Lights will have copies of “Bridge of Clay” available for purchase at the program. Zusak will personalize an unlimited number of copies of “Bridge Of Clay” purchased at the event. Attendees are permitted to bring only one previously purchased book to the event to be signed.

For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200 or Prairie Lights at 319-337-2681.