On June 20th at 6:30, the library, in another partnership event with Redbery Books, is pleased to welcome Wisconsin writer Jim Guhl. Guhl grew up in the Fox Valley and currently lives in Hudson, WI. Retired from a career in engineering, he currently spends his time writing and working as a visual artist. This event will be held at the library and, yes, books will be available for purchase.
His Eleven Miles to Oshkosh was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2018. At once a mystery novel, a coming of age story and a parable of 1960’s small-town Wisconsin, this title will appeal to a variety of readers…of all ages. The central character, Delmar, is a young man with a lot of problems. He’s bullied in high school. His mother is seriously ill. His father, a local policeman, was recently murdered and no one seems in any particular hurry to solve the case. With courage, determination and the help of friends and mentors, Delmar triumphs.
Here’s a book blurb from another Wisconsin author: “A gripping novel sure to entertain young readers and give their grandparents a trip down memory lane, Guhl’s cleanly suspenseful story delivers hard lessons about greed, violence, racism, and the value of an independent spirit, all in family-friendly language laced with a history of the Fox Valley.” ―Abby Frucht, author of Polly’s Ghost