After publishing nonfiction books (Population 485, Coop, Visiting Tom), Wisconsin author Michael Perry has published his first novel, Jesus Cow, which just may leave you laughing out loud. His new novel is much like his previous books—full of humor, quirky characters, and some food for thought. Main character Harley Jackson is just trying to hold on to the last few acres of farmland that belonged to his family.
Have you "herd" about the new book by actor David Duchovny? If you are in the mood for some silliness, Holy Cow, Duchovny's debut novel, approaches some serious real world issues in a highly humorous manner. There's nothing overly special about the book. It is a very whimsical story about farm animals that become friends and are looking to escape the inevitability of their lives. It is light, easy, entertaining, fast paced and, at times, just plain silly.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 don’t have to retire to their Fortress of Solitude (i.e., bedrooms) to kick back and have fun this summer. Behold! The Power of Reading offers free activities all summer long.
Fond du Lac Transit’s Buses to Books program allows kids ages 6 to 17 to ride the bus to the downtown Main Library and back for free on Thursdays June 18 to August 20, using their library cards as bus passes. Kids ages 6 to 9 must be accompanied by an adult, and adults pay full fare. Bus routes and other transit information are available on the Transit Dept. page at www.fdl.wi.gov.
Not able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound? Outmatched by a locomotive? It’s OK. You can read, and that’s all you need to do to exercise your superpowers this summer at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
Popular and award-winning historical writer David McCullough has done it again with his account of the Wright Brothers’ success in developing a flying machine. The new bestseller, The Wright Brothers, concentrates on the brothers’ lives leading up to their historic 1903 flight at Kitty Hawk and the decade after that event with an emphasis on the relationship of Wilbur, Orville and their sister Katharine.