Appearing Courtesy of Friends of the Festival
J. Ryan Stradal's latest novel is "The Lager Queen of Minnesota," a warm, frothy tale that became a surprise bestseller last summer and fall. Stradal's first book was "Kitchens of the Great Midwest." It won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year. Born and raised in Minnesota, Stradal now lives in Los Angeles.