Author to speak about new novel, 'The Kids Are Gonna Ask'
While the Brainerd Public Library building is closed, Brown Bag Lunch author visits are being presented as live virtual events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page.
From noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, Minnesota author Gretchen Anthony will discuss her latest novel, “The Kids Are Gonna Ask.”
In the novel, the death of Thomas and Savannah McClair’s mother turns their world upside down. Raised to be fiercely curious by their grandmother, Maggie, the twins become determined to learn the identity of their biological father. And when their mission goes viral, an eccentric producer offers them a dream platform: a fully sponsored podcast called "The Kids Are Gonna Ask."
To discover the truth, Thomas and Savannah begin interviewing people from their mother’s past and are shocked when the podcast ignites in popularity. As the attention mounts, they get caught in a national debate they never asked for - but nothing compares to the mayhem that ensues when they find him.
Anthony's debut novel, “Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners,” was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a best books pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Medium, and The Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.
This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the 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’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.