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  • Monday, December 21–Friday, January 1: Christmas Stories from the Driftless
  • November 25–Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving Stories
  • October 12–November 13: Beneath the Bonfire by Nickolas Butler. A moving collection of ten stories by the award-winning author of Shotgun Lovesongs. Published by Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin’s Press in 2015. Read by Eddy Nix.
  • October 7–9: Tales From Tainter Hollow” by Tom Fortney. Fortney writes of Vernon County, Wisconsin’s, landmarks, caves, flower people, musician Freddie Slack, and more. These stories from the author of Growing Up, Life on a Wisconsin Farm, will be included in his next book that will be titled Tales From Tainter Hollow.
  • October 5–6: John Bear Spreader Notes by Johnson Gunfrunk, farm reporter. Read by Eddy Nix. These articles are from a collection of short stories written in the 1970′s by Johnson Gunfrunk, a pen-name of the late Dale Muller.
  • September 2–October 2: Growing Up, Life on a Wisconsin Farm by Tom Fortney. Read by Steve Lawless. Published in 2010 by Trafford Publishing. Growing Up is about the formative years of four children who grew up on a dairy and tobacco farm in southwestern Wisconsin in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Come join this wonderful family on a trip down Memory Lane.
  • August 25–September 1: Seven Miles To Viroqua by Roy L. Bangsberg. Read by Cyndy Hubbard. “The ways of life and living have changed considerably since I was a tow-headed lad on the farm seven miles west of Viroqua.” [Bangsberg was a 1915 graduate of Viroqua High School.]
  • August 3–24: The Land Remembers by Ben Logan, “Summer Section.”   Read by Paul Fairchild.
    “The Thirties. The Depression. And the bygone days when families belonged to—and with—the land and each other. Seldom Seen, the hilltop farm of Ben Logan’s boyhood, was practically a world in itself.”
    (From the inside cover of the 1975 paperback edition by Avon Books.)
  • June 22–July 24: Denting Goliaths, Citizens Unite Against Regional Low Level Flights. Published by AuthorHouse in 2015. Written and read by Marilyn Leys. The true story of a diverse group of individuals who in the 1990’s fought the Air National Guard’s proposal to fly military jets low and fast over landowners including Amish and grazing animals in southwest Wisconsin.
  • June 8–19: Civil War Letters, Now I Take My Pen in Hand  by Edgar Eno. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the U.S. Civil War. This book is a collection of letters written by Civil War Union Soldier Edgar Eno between the years of 1861–1864, to his family in Forest Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Read by Clint Hirschfield.
  • June 5: Three stories from Howard Sherpe’s Across the Fence: “Spring in Wisconsin,” “Dandelions, Grass, & Lawn Mowing,” and “Tobacco—Steaming and Planting.”
  • June 4: Three from Carol Zitzner Hubbard: “I Never Saw Anything Like It,” “The Most Important Day of My Life,” and “Little Cyndy.”
  • March 30–June 3: Jewelweed by David Rhodes. Published by Milkweed Editions in 2013 and read by Eddy Nix. In Jewelweed, a recently paroled man returns to his hometown of Words, Wisconsin, the same fictional town where Rhodes’ previous novel, Driftless, took place.
  • March 16–March 27: Coming of Age in Bishop Branch by Danny K. Deaver. Read by Danny’s wife, Kristi Deaver. Published by Miller Quik Print, Onalaska, Wisconsin, in 2011. Danny Deaver grew up in the 1950’s and ’60’s in an area of Vernon County, Wisconsin, called Bishop Branch. One day he decided to start writing his life stories for his grandchildren. The stories were so good his daughters put them in a book.
  • February 23–March 13: Life at the Crossroads, Reflections from a Country Store. Written and read by Robert Felde. Published by BookSurge in 2009. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Life at the Crossroads takes you back to the happenings in “the store” in West Prairie, Wisconsin, in the 1950’s and ’60’s.
  • February 16-20: Essays by Catherine Young. Read by Catherine Young. Catherine writes:  “My training was in the geography of river-shaped landscapes, and my work gave me an intimate picture of the waters of the Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. In those years, the Driftless Area called to my heart, and I wanted to answer, calling it home. I invite you to listen as I explore a map of the heart.”
  • January 12–February 13: Coins in a Half-Filled Jar. Written and read by Harlan Flick. Published by Lovstad Publishing in 2014. What was it like to grow up in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in a large family nestled in a tiny village on the banks of the Great River?  Listen as a family struggles to make ends meet in De Soto, Wisconsin.
  • January 8:  “John Bear Spreader Notes.”  Three articles by Johnson Gunfrunk, farm reporter. These articles, which appeared in the La Farge Episcope, are from a collection of short stories written by the late Dale Muller in the 1970’s. Muller’s pen-name was Johnson Gunfrunk.
  • January 5–7: Howard Sherpe’s Christmas Memories. Selections from Sherpe’s Across the Fence series of books; published by Prairie Viking Press. Read by Paul Fairchild and Cyndy Hubbard. Sherpe grew up in Vernon County, Wisconsin, in the 1950’s and ’60’s.

 

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