Monday, May 29 through Friday, June 9, 2023. Read by Susan Sweeney.
Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s as the youngest of eight children, Patti never imagined she’d stay in Chippewa Falls as an adult. Now, living on rural Lake Hallie just five miles from her childhood home, she has a new appreciation for all that comes with country living, from ice fishing and eagle sightings to pontoon rides and tavern dice. These brief essays—many of which were originally published in the Sawdust Stories column of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram—establish that, above all else, it’s friends, family, and other folks in our hometown who provide us with a sense of belonging.
(Wisconsin Historical Society Press; ISBN-10: 0870209914)
Theme: "Betty's Diner" and "I'll Go To"; Carrie Newcomer; Betty's Diner: The Best of Carrie Newcomer