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Currently on Pageturner Radio – Stories of the Vernon County Fair Learn the history of the Vernon County Fair, which runs September 11–15 in Viroqua. Hear fair memories from authors such as Josie Churchill and Howard Sherpe.
Previously on Pageturner Radio
- September 2–6, 16–20: Here on the Kickapoo: and Other Stories About a Unique Relationship with the Kickapoo Valley by Ralph E. Nuzum. Read by Steve Lawless. Published by Chuck Hatfield for Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, 2008. This book is a compilation of booklets Nuzum wrote, published, and gave away to friends and customers.
- August 5–30: excerpts from The Driftless Reader, an anthology that collects writings over the past two centuries about the people, the land, and the history of the Driftless Region. The Driftless Reader was published by The University of Wisconsin Press in September 2017, and edited by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley.
- July 8–August 2: No Place To Go written and read by John H. Sime. Published by Lovstad Publishing in 2015. A mystery that stars Cy Butt, a legendary whiskey drinker, practical joker, and sometimes lawyer who does secret investigations on murders and thieves for the state of Wisconsin .
- June 24–July 5: 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.
- May 2–June 21: Little Oslo written and read by Bill White. Published by Huff Publishing Associates in 2014. In the summer of 1952, seventeen-year-old Jake finds himself starring on the Wahissa city baseball team and working at Little Oslo. The genesis for Little Oslo was an event that took place in Viroqua, Wisconsin, in 1952.
- Dirt Roads and Among the Hills by Josie Churchill. Read by Mava Clark. Josie Churchill, born in Vernon County in 1895, started writing her memoirs when she was in her 80’s. Her first book, Dirt Roads is a collection of stories that first appeared in the La Crosse Tribune. Among the Hills is a sequel and again takes place in southwest Wisconsin where Josie was born and raised.
- The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler. Read by Eddy Nix. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. The Hearts of Men opens in 1962 with the camp bugler, a boy named Nelson. He’s a good kid. He likes school. He likes the Boy Scouts and he’s working to earn more badges than any one. He’s eager to please adults, but other kids just don’t like him and he doesn’t understand why.
- Excerpts of My Family and Other Hazards by June Melby. Read by Cyndy Hubbard. A funny and heartwarming memoir about saying goodbye to your childhood home, in this case a quirky, one-of-a-kind, family-run miniature golf course in the woods of Wisconsin
- The summer section of The Land Remembers by Ben Logan. Read by Paul Fairchild.
- April 3–May 3: Coins in a Half-Filled Jar written and read by Harlan Flick. What was it like to grow up in the late 1950s and early 1960s in a large family nestled in a tiny village on the banks of the Great River? Harlan Flick, born and raised in De Soto, Wisconsin, can tell you,
- March 5–April 2, 2018: Hidden in the 13th Moon by Marcia Halligan reveals the rich texture of rural life. The book uses prose, poetry, and imaginative approaches as well as chronicles of interactions and encounters with creatures.
- Nov. 27, 2017–Dec. 15, 2017 and January 1, 2018–March 2, 2018: Driftless by David Rhodes. Read by Eddy Nix. Home to a few hundred people yet absent from state maps, Words, Wisconsin, comes richly to life by way of an extraordinary cast of characters. Driftless is an unforgettable story of contemporary life in rural America.
Book recommendations are always welcome. You can contact Hans Eisenbeis with recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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