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Eli Cranor

Don't Know Tough

Eli Cranor played quarterback at every level—peewee to professional—and then coached high school football for five years. These days, he’s traded in the pigskin for a laptop, writing from Arkansas, where he lives with his wife and kids.  

Don’t Know Tough is a novel about a high school football player with an explosively troubled home life, the idealistic coach who thinks he can save him, and the murder that threatens to tear their Arkansas town apart on the eve of the playoffs. 

Sponsored in part by Boyette Strategic Advisors

October 22, 10 - 11am, Saturday

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Eli Cranor + Marcie Rendon

Don’t Know Tough is a novel about a high school football player with an explosively troubled home life, the idealistic coach who thinks he can save him, and the murder that threatens to tear their Arkansas town apart on the eve of the playoffs.

Set in 1970s Minnesota, Sinister Graves features the return of Cash Blackbear in a thrilling, poignant mystery. Nineteen-year-old Cash must uncover the truth about a woman’s body that floats into town in the spring floodwaters and the small, unmarked graves beside a pastor’s family plot in a church graveyard.

Eli Cranor sponsored in part by Boyette Strategic Advisors

Ron Robinson Theater, 10-11 a.m.