Plymouth READS 2019

Book cover of Marathon by Brian Freeman with photo of author

Plymouth READS has announced its 2019 book selection, "Marathon" by Brian Freeman.

Freeman uses the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as the template for an eerily similar plot, set in Duluth. While members of the FBI and local police department race to identify the culprit, social media fuels the worst instincts of the citizenry.

In its 10th year, Plymouth READS selects a community read to spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in the Plymouth community. Copies of this year’s book are available at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave. N.


Related events take place throughout March and April, exploring the themes of the book and bringing community members together. All events take place at Plymouth Library unless otherwise noted.

  • What If? Critical Incident Management - Deputy Chief Erik Fadden will discuss how social media has influenced crime investigation, the reliability of eye witness accounts, and how the Plymouth Police Department shares information during critical incidents, using resources such as Alert Plymouth, news media outlets and social media platforms, Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
  • It's All About Running - Christopher Lundstrom, Ph.D., Head Coach of Team USA-Minnesota, will speak about distance running, marathons and the Olympics, Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.
  • Ripped From the Headlines - Join us for a lively presentation featuring five mystery authors from Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
  • Join the Discussion- Join community members for a moderated discussion of "Marathon," Saturday April 6, 1 p.m.
  • Meet the Author: Brian Freeman will speak, answer questions and sign books on Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Creek Center. Books will be available for purchase.

Display at Plymouth Library

From March thru mid-April, Plymouth Library will feature an informational display by Innocence Project of Minnesota that examines the reliability of eyewitness accounts.

Plymouth READS is sponsored by The Friends of the Plymouth Library, the City of Plymouth and the Plymouth Arts Council.

For more information, go to or call Plymouth Library at 612-543-5825.