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Jill Kalz Book Signing
May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Behind each door of each small place in this collection of ten short stories, people tend to their duties to keep a small town humming. The Winter Bees introduces seemingly mundane lives lived in a rural Minnesota town and reveals journeys of personal discovery, meaning, love, and hope. Jill will be at The Bookstore at Fitger’s signing copies of her book — now a 2019 Midwest Book Award finalist — on Saturday, May 18, from 12 to 3.
Praise for THE WINTER BEES:
“These rich, interwoven stories are where great literature comes from: the closely observed heartbreaks and joys of ordinary people’s lives.” —WILL WEAVER, author of SWEET LAND: NEW & COLLECTED STORIES
“… Kalz captures the tenacity, devotion to labor, and will to endure associated with the rural Midwest.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS, 1 Sept. 2018
“THE WINTER BEES is like a beautiful snow globe that I held in my hands for a day of luminous, nearly spellbound reading.” —NICKOLAS BUTLER, internationally bestselling author of SHOTGUN LOVESONGS and THE HEARTS OF MEN
THE WINTER BEES book trailer:
A reading of “Blue Bird of Happiness,” a flash-fiction piece from THE WINTER BEES:
Jill Kalz is the author of The Winter Bees: Fiction, a collection of interconnected short stories set in rural Minnesota, her current home. She has published stories individually in American Fiction Vol. 15 and Minnesota Monthly, and poetry in the Nebraska Review, the Ohio Review, Cream City Review, and other magazines. A 2008 Minnesota Book Award finalist and winner of the Readers’ Choice Award for her picture book Farmer Cap, Kalz is also the author of more than 70 children’s books. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and works as a children’s book editor.