‘The Bear’ author Andrew Krivak to speak Thursday in Helena

Andrew Krivak, author of “The Bear,” will discuss his book 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Lawrence Street and Cruse Avenue.

Andrew Krivak

Sharona Jacobs

The public may attend. “The Bear” was selected at this year’s Big Read book.

“The Bear” is a fable about a father and daughter, the last two people on Earth, who live off the land at the foot of a mountain. When the daughter finds herself lost and alone, a bear appears to lead her back home.

Krivak is a National Book Award finalist for his earlier book, “The Sojourn.”

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This year Lewis & Clark Library was one 62 communities nationwide to receive a Big Read grant. The library has purchased 1,000 copies of “The Bear” to distribute to readers. This is the 16th Big Read that Lewis & Clark Library is participating in.

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