Minnesota author returns to Cambridge to promote new book

2009 Cambridge City-Wide Read author Thomas Maltman returns to Cambridge with his new book, “Little Wolves.”

Thomas Maltman
Thomas Maltman

Join Minnesota author Maltman at Scout & Morgan Books on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a reading and book signing of his new novel, “Little Wolves.”

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, “Little Wolves” features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of “The Night Birds,” “Little Wolves” weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery.

little-wolves-cover2Maltman’s essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, “The Night Birds,” won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose “The Night Birds” as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” He’s taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area. “Little Wolves” is his second novel.

This book event is free and open to the public. Books are available at Scout & Morgan Books. For more information call 763-689-2474.