Talking Volumes: John Irving and "Avenue of Mysteries"

Avenue of Mysteries
"Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving
Courtesy of John Irving

Join Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller and author John Irving on November 6, 2015 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

About John Irving:

John Irving is a National Book Award winner, an O. Henry award winner, an Oscar winner, an inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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From the publisher about "Avenue of Mysteries":

As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. "An aura of fate had marked him," John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. "The chain of events, the links in our lives — what leads us where we're going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don't see coming, and what we do — all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious."

Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past — in Mexico — collides with his future.

Talking Volumes
Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center

About the Host

Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio News Midmorning and of Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR and the Star Tribune in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Alliance for Women in Media.

About Tickets

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7th, and single tickets on July 23rd. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit us on-line at for more information.

About Talking Volumes

Talking Volumes, a partnership of Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune, in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center, is a winner of the prestigious Gracie Allen Award. Talking Volumes was noted for its superior quality in writing, production and programming. The program spotlights books with feature articles, live broadcasts with the author, in-person readings and discussions, and more.