Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Staying Home

The Bird Sisters by Rebecca RasmussenDestination: Wisconsin

Book: [amazon_link id=”0307717968″ target=”_blank” ]The Bird Sisters [/amazon_link]by Rebecca Rasmussen (NEW, April, 2011)

…Twiss knew she’d stay with her sister in Wisconsin despite wanting to see Machu Picchu and the Continental Divide. She’d grow up with Milly and grow old with her, and then one day, if time had any kindness, she’d die with her.  Leaving Milly alone would’ve been like leaving an injured bird in the middle of the road.

In The Bird Sisters, Rebecca Rasmussen paints Wisconsin farmland and small town U.S.A.–a backdrop that both feeds and limits these two sisters’ lives.  The story is as small and fragile as the birds that people used to bring to the sisters to fix.  We learn the story of their lives bit by bit as they ponder the secrets, the love, the deceits that shaped their lives. Continue reading Staying Home

Mothers and Daughters in 2 New Books

Destination: NYC (19th Century), Madison Wisconsin, Florida

Book: Mothers and Daughters (2011) by Rea Meadows

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Destination: Austin Texas

Book: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough (2010) by Ruth Pennebaker Continue reading Mothers and Daughters in 2 New Books

Road Trip Wanders Into Rural Wisconsin

The Great American Road Trip

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Destination: Wisconsin

Book: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (2008) by David Wroblewski

It turns out that one of my favorite novels of the past five years was sitting on my table while I was trying to figure out who should represent Wisconsin. Continue reading Road Trip Wanders Into Rural Wisconsin