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Forum staff reports , Published October 09 2013

Weekend watch: Paul Legler and Karen Kohoutek

Thursday and Friday

With fall settling in, it’s time to cuddle up with a good book. Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo, brings in a pair of authors to read from their new volumes.

In “Song of Destiny,” Paul Legler spins a tale of two rural North Dakota brothers who come of age at the dawn of the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll era. One returns from the Vietnam War lost, while the younger turns to St. John’s Abbey to find himself. The Minneapolis writer with North Dakota roots weaves in the Germans from Russia experience and other bits of Peace Garden State history into this rich, family drama. He’ll read from and discuss his book – and perhaps his experience as an advisor to President Bill Clinton – at 6:30 tonight as part of the Kegs and Canvas events downtown.

For years Karen Kohoutek has organized the Fargo Public Library’s Halloween readings. Now the ghoul-loving librarian has her own spooky book to read. The recently released novella, “Jack-O-Lantern Box,” is a trip back to Halloween in the 1970s. Kohoutek shares some stories at 6:30 p.m. Friday.