Launch Of Charlie Quimby's New Book Inhabited + Discussion With Tom Meyer

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Launch of Charlie Quimby's new book Inhabited— A reading and book discussion with Charlie and architect Tom Meyer

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Meg Mogrin sells pricey houses, belongs to the mayor's inner circle, and knows more than she's letting on about her sister's death. Isaac Samson lives in a tent and believes Thomas Edison invented the Reagan presidency. When their town attracts a game-changing development, Isaac is displaced by the town's crackdown on vagrancy. As Isaac struggles to regain stability, Meg contends with conflicting roles of assisting the developer while serving on the homeless coalition. Isaac's quest to return a lost artifact soon intrudes into Meg's tidy world, digging up a part of her past she'd rather remained buried.

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Charlie Quimby’s debut novel, Monument Road, was an Indie Next pick, a Booklist Editors’ Choice 2013 and a Reading the West finalist. Before turning to fiction, he was an award-winning writer and marketing agency owner who co-authored Planning to Stay, a guide for how residents can shape development in their communities. His nonfiction has appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, High Country News, and the Harvard Business Review, and two of his plays have been produced. A native Coloradan and adopted Minnesotan, he makes home in both places and tells stories about homelessness in his blog at charliequimby.com.


A founding principal of MSR with 42 years’ experience, Tom Meyer is well-known regionally and nationally for his work with historic preservation and the Mill City Museum complex, having received multiple awards for his work. Tom taught design at the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture for 25 years and was the first recipient of the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching. He is a member of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design Advisory Board, co-chair of the University’s School of Architecture 2013 Centennial Committee, is a trustee of the Mississippi River Fund, a member of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, and a member of the Viking Stadium Implementation Committee. Tom was elected into the AIA College of Fellows in 2006 and is past president of AIA Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.

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PRAISE:

“I was staggered by the authenticity of these people and their dilemmas.”—FAITH SULLIVAN

“A thoroughly enjoyable novel that masterfully takes the reader on an emotionally rewarding exploration of ‘home’ and the power the concept has on the human psyche.”—JONATHAN ODELL

“Inhabited transforms a typical community ‘homeless problem’ into a layered drama about our responsibilities to each other and the blunders and scars we must endure. I salute Charlie Quimby for following the path of Steinbeck and Orwell in writing empathetic portraits of the ignored and the shunned.”—JIM LYNCH,
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