Author Thomas Maltman returns with new book, ‘Little Wolves’

Support literacy in the community by joining Minnesota author Thomas Maltman for a reading and book signing of his new novel, “Little Wolves,” at Scout & Morgan Books on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m.

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, “Little Wolves” features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder and a pastor’s wife who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own.

A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of “The Night Birds,” “Little Wolves” weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery.

Maltman’s  essays, poetry and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, “The Night Birds,” won an Alex Award, a Spur Award and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose “The Night Birds” as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.”

He’s taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area. “Little Wolves” is his second novel.

This book event is free and open to the public. Books are available at Scout & Morgan Books, 114 Buchanan St. North, in downtown Cambridge. For more information call 763-689-2474. The author’s website is


“Little Wolves” is Maltman’s second novel. His first was the award-winning “The Night Birds.”


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