Book Club

The Wordplay Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Book Club events will be postponed until further notice. We will post here with the new date as soon as we pick one.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl and her 11 year old daughter Tobi are excited to host a book club for Kate DiCamillo fans and their people, young and old.  Beverly Right Here is the culmination to the Three Rancheros trilogy. Who’s your favorite Ranchero—Beverly, Louisiana, or Raymie?  What role do animals play in the lives of these girls? Have animals ever been there for you in tough times?  Did you ever have friends you could count on through thick and thin?  Isn’t Kate DiCamillo the best? These questions and more will be asked—and answered?


Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Beverly, Right Here


Kate DiCamillo 

Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still.
This was what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away.

Beverly Tapinski has run away from home plenty of times, but that was when she was just a kid. By now, she figures, it’s not running away. It’s leaving. Determined to make it on her own, Beverly finds a job and a place to live and tries to forget about her dog, Buddy, now buried underneath the orange trees back home; her friend Raymie, whom she left without a word; and her mom, Rhonda, who has never cared about anyone but herself. Beverly doesn’t want to depend on anyone, and she definitely doesn’t want anyone to depend on her. But despite her best efforts, she can’t help forming connections with the people around her — and gradually, she learns to see herself through their eyes

The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Target Performance Hall, 2nd Floor

Light bites and beverages will be served

The event is free for all pre-registrants – click here to register

Join us for an evening of conversation around one of the Loft's Wordplay 2020 books, Kate DiCamillo's young adult novel Beverly, Right Here. The conversation will be led by Mpls.St.Paul and The Loft staff. This conversation is intended for Kate DiCamillo readers of all ages. Click here to read Mpls.St.Paul’s Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s interview with Kate DiCamillo.

Wordplay takes place May 9 and is Minnesota's largest festival celebrating readers, writers, and great books. Check back on this page for additional Wordplay Book Clubs that will be announced after the full Wordplay lineup is released on February 11.

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