Is there such a thing as a Midwestern sensibility? J. Ryan Stradal thinks so. And through both of his books he does a great job of characterizing it.
Published in 2015, Kitchens of the Great Midwest explored location and the rise of foodie culture. And now his new book take a deep dive into the world of craft beer. The Lager Queen of Minnesota features three strong women raised with stoicism and that Midwestern sensibility.
I recently spoke with J. Ryan about his books, his strong female characters, his mother, and beer.
Here’s our conversation:
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal was published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.
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