In the debut novel North of the Tension Line by J. F. Riordan, Fiona Campbell is a writer currently living in Ephraim and formerly from Milwaukee and Chicago. This novel is leisurely-paced, character-driven, and humorous, and most loose ends are tied up neatly at the end. Fiona’s friend Elisabeth runs a gallery and has a dog named Rocco.
I have long been a fan of author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Her romance stories are written with style and grace, and most times love conquers all when the story comes to a happy ever after ending. She certainly surprised me with her latest book, Heroes are My Weakness. Even though the title hints at a romantic setting, this one has a much darker and serious feel to it. In some ways, the beginning had elements of classic gothic romances like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
The author of Ready Player One talks to Fond du Lac readers via Skype at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, answering such pressing questions as what's your favorite video game? How do you make a Flux Capacitor? What's happening with the “RPO” movie? Free. No registration.
This is the story of Lila, the much younger wife of Reverend John Ames, first introduced in the Pulitzer prize-winning novel Gilead. Marilynne Robinson’s books, Gilead,Home, and Lilaare set in the small Iowa town of Gilead and are about things of the heart and spirit.
What do you remember about shopping for Christmas in downtown Fond du Lac? In the 1950s and 1960s, Main Street was a shopping mecca for the small towns and rural areas for miles around. Families made special weekend trips just to visit stores such as Fond du Lac Dry Goods, Ragatz Shoes and Yost’s College Shop.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, Marian University’s Dr. Rick Whaley together with geologist and internationally published author Herman Bender will offer Big History Preview at the Fond du Lac Public Library.
The Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society invites the public to their meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 3, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. They’ll host Russell Horton from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, who will talk about how to research Wisconsin veterans.
It might be the chill in the air, or the fact that winter is right around the corner, but lately I seem to be drawn to books about food. The storyline in The Glass Kitchen: a novel of sisters by Linda Francis Lee revolves around food, but is also the story of a young woman plucked from her childhood home in Texas and dropped into the bustling world of Manhattan. Struggling to make a new life for herself, with the help of her sisters, Portia Cuthcart uses her kitchen as a refuge which allows her to forgive, forget, and open herself up to her unique gift of magical food.