THE SKI JUMPERS event at Brown County Library with Lion's Mouth Bookstore and Peter Geye

Peter Geye will join Lion's Mouth Bookstore at the Brown County Library on Thursday, September 15 for a reading and discussion of his new book, THE SKI JUMPERS.
  • THE SKI JUMPERS event at Brown County Library with Lion's Mouth Bookstore and Peter Geye
  • 2022-09-15T17:30:00-05:00
  • 2022-09-15T18:30:00-05:00
  • Peter Geye will join Lion's Mouth Bookstore at the Brown County Library on Thursday, September 15 for a reading and discussion of his new book, THE SKI JUMPERS.
When Sep 15, 2022
from 17:30 PM to 18:30 PM
Where Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
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A writer and former ski jumper facing a terminal diagnosis takes one more leap—into a past of soaring flights and broken family bondsPeter Geye will join Lion's Mouth Bookstore at the Brown County Library for a reading and discussion of his new book, The Ski Jumpers, on Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. 

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Please register here by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. 

The dream of ski jumping haunts Jon Bargaard as his tale unfolds. As thrilling as those soaring flights, as precarious as his family’s complicated love, as tender as Jon’s backward gaze while disease takes him inexorably forward, Peter Geye’s gorgeous prose brings Jon and his brother to the ultimate choice: each other, or the secrets they’ve held tightly for so long. 

"This elegiac waking dream of a writer and former ski jumper colliding with his own mortality is a timeless, weightless leap into the winter air of memory; with landing will come irreversible loss, and an ending. In Peter Geye’s achingly beautiful story of city and north woods, of complex family relationships and surprising sacrifices and strengths, an appreciative maturity emerges, a wisdom grown from age and experience."—Linda LeGarde Grover, author of In the Night of Memory

"The Ski Jumpers is a remarkable story about love: between two brothers, and between a father and son. But it's also about the intense love of place, and a time in three lives when gravity had less hold and a spirit might fly. Peter Geye brilliantly captures the physicality of our connection to a landscape and to the moments when—despite incalculable loss—we bring the best of ourselves."—Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The River, and The Guide

"Peter Geye writes full-hearted novels made for winter, and The Ski Jumpers is his best to date. I love these stoic Bargaards, whose religion of flight embraces profane saints, secret chambers, and dazzling acts of sacrifice. Geye wraps his tale in prose that soars as we hold our breath, then brings it all home with the elegance of a Telemark landing. If you already know his work, this book will surprise and delight you; if you're new to Peter Geye, The Ski Jumpers is the perfect place to start."—Leif Enger, author of Virgil Wander