The Evening Book Club will be discussing Something for Everyone: Memories of Lauerman Brothers Department Store by Michael Leannah. In 1890 the Lauerman brothers opened a general store in the lumber-boom town of Marinette, Wisconsin. This book traces the history of the Lauerman enterprise and its importance to dozens of counties in northern Wisconsin and the UP. It will have readers fondly recalling their own favorite shopping destinations during the golden age of department stores. Leannah will be visiting the Fox Cities as a part of the Fox Cities Book Festival, April 20-26.
We'll be discussing Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town—Little Wing—and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them—both then and now—fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Winner of the 2014 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award.
Butler will be visiting the area as a part of the 2015 Fox Cities Book Festival. Learn more about the festival, April 20-26, by visiting www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org.