Carls in Your Area hosted
A Conversation with
J. Ryan Stradal, author of
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Sunday, August 2, 2020
3:00 p.m. Central Time
Author and Minnesotan J. Ryan Stradal was interviewed about his book The Lager Queen of Minnesota by Julia Scatliff O’Grady ’85 P’23. This special event, originally coordinated as part of the Class of ’85’s virtual reunion, was available to all Carleton alumni. Since gathering on campus for reunion is not possible this year, we selected this book in part for its setting; the state where we shared our college experience.
Receiving starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and BookPage, The Lager Queen of Minnesota became a national bestseller its first week of release, and was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, USA Today, Booklist, Paste, and the Texas Library Association, among other places.
Julia Scatliff O’Grady ’85 P’23 is Assistant Professor and Chair of Communications Studies at St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC). She is the author of Good Busy: Productivity, Procrastination, and the Endless Pursuit of Balance. Her daughter Frances ’23 attends Carleton.
We encourage you to order your copy of The Lager Queen of Minnesota from Northfield’s independent Content Bookstore, founded, owned and operated by Jessica Peterson White ’98. Content offers a 10% discount on the hardback or the paperback.