Eight of us had the great pleasure of sitting down with the author of The Facades, Eric Lundgren. The novel takes place in a fictional midwestern city, Trude, that has pieces of St. Louis woven throughout the buildings and landscape. Sven Norberg is looking for his lost wife, Molly. This is the pull throughout the novel, but the real mystery is how we build these facades around our selves and our lives. It’s quite philosophical and worth the read for the beautiful language and descriptions. Eric works at St. Louis Public Library at the Central Library and leads a monthly writing group for all who are interested. They meet on the first Monday of the month at Central Library from 7-8:30 pm.

Besides The Facades, several other titles were mentioned that are worth pursuing:

Bark by Lorrie Moore

The Photograph by Penelope Lively