Popular Wisconsin author Jane Hamilton has written another book--The Excellent Lombards--a humorous story about family relations and growing up and featuring an endearing main character and a bittersweet ending. Set in the 1990s, main character Mary Frances Lombard (also known as Frankie or Francie) lives with her parents Jim and Nellie and her brother William in southeastern Wisconsin on their farmland.
Did moonshiners and bootleggers come to the Holyland or were they born and raised there? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s fascinating past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland presented twice – 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Her fixation on a particular drink has driven Susan Fiebig on a hunt that has covered thousands of miles and into establishments of every stripe for more than 14 years. It also has produced two lively travel guides, The Bloody Trail: In Quest of the Best Wisconsin Bloody Marys and her new sequel, Adventures on the Bloody Trail: The Quest Continues.
For the first time, artist Anthony Dallmann-Jones will show his three unique types of art together in one exhibit, Sculpting with Light, at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Langdon Divers Gallery June 1 to July 5.
If you are a fan of Jane Austen's works you might enjoy these authors' modern versions of some of her greatest classics. I finished Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld this weekend and I have to say I was impressed. The story was very well written and the author has some thoughtful commentary on modern society, which I think Miss Austen would have appreciated.