September 30, 2017
937 West 7th Street
Saint Paul MN
Join David Oppegaard for the publication reading for his new novel The Town Built on Sorrow.
THE TOWN BUILT ON SORROW
Welcome to the strange mountain foothills town of Hawthorn, where sixteen-year-old Harper Spurling finds herself increasingly obsessed with the diary of a local 1860s pioneer girl while a serial killer runs unchecked through the area, dumping his victims into the town’s dark river. As Harper’s curiosity leads her closer and closer to the killer, she’ll have to think fast or join the killer’s growing list of victims. Because in Hawthorn, a town built on sorrow, the barrier between life and death is as fragile as an old, forgotten skull.
"Oppegaard pens an intense, page-turning, often harrowing nail-biter." --Kirkus Reviews
"Oppegaard weaves together three stories that are very different in tone and substance but make for a unique reading experience that feels fresh, entertaining and more than a little creepy." --School Library Journal