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May 6, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Blue Earth County Library
100 E. Main St.
Mankato, MN 56001
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Author Event: Patrick Ryan

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Join us for a presentation by Patrick Ryan, author of the short story collection The Baseball Diet Book as well as more than twenty books for young people. The Baseball Diet Book will appease readers' appetites for small-town America's favorite pastime: baseball. From Idaho to Minnesota, Mexico to Panama, Ryan's stories embrace those odd, both humorous and serious, moments in life and portray a reality not many of us know. The Blessed Virgin Mary appears on a Corona Beer sign, two Midwesterners plot to steal a baseball slugged out of Wrigley Field by the famed Babe Ruth, a 400-pound pitcher perfects the unhittable gyroball . . . Each story stretches readers' imaginations into extra innings, until they are lost in the timelessness of the game itself. 

This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

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