Minnesota Author Peter Geye to Discuss His Latest Novel at Brainerd Library – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal

BRAINERD – The Brown Bag Lunch summer author series returns in-person to Brainerd Public Library’s Great Meeting Room at noon on Mondays in June and July.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, Minnesota author Peter Geye will discuss his latest novel, “Northernmost.” The novel is a thrilling ode to both the spirit of adventure and the timeless vagaries of human love.

In 1897 Norway, Odd Einar Eide returns home after a near-death experience in the Arctic to find his funeral fully effective. His wife, Inger, stunned to see him alive, is slow to reconcile with him, after spending many sleepless nights convinced that she had lost him and their daughter, Thea, who traveled to America two years previously and n didn’t send a single letter back.

But just as they reconnect, a sensationalist journalist catches wind of Odd Einar’s remarkable survival story and invites them to Tromsø so he can properly report on what is sure to be a bestseller. , further complicating Odd Einar and Inger’s reunion.

“Northernmost”, Peter Geye’s most recent book, will be the subject of his Brown Bag Lunch author event at Brainerd Public Library on June 13, 2022.


Geye is the author of the award-winning novels ‘Safe from the Sea’, ‘The Lighthouse Road’, ‘Wintering’ (Minnesota Book Award winner), ‘Northernmost’ and ‘The Ski Jumpers’, due out September 2022. Geye has earned his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast.

He currently teaches the Year-Long Novel Writing Project at the Loft Literary Center. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he continues to live there with his family.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the Friends of the Library Facebook page at



  • June 20: Kim Heikkila, “The Booth Girls”
  • June 27: Cary Griffith, “Cougar Claw”
  • July 11: Wendy Webb, “Guardians of Metsan Valo”
  • July 18: Ranae Lenor Hanson, “Watershed”
  • July 25: Marcie Rendon, “Girl Gone Missing”

Irene B. Bowles