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Door County Maritime Museum

120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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January 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Door Ways by Norbert Blei.   “Someday Door County will join the great mythical-real landscapes that include Salinas, Spoon River, and Yoknapatawpha.” —Harry Mark Petrakis Weaving a tapestry of lives and landscapes, past and present, earth and water, Norbert Blei celebrates the unique heritage of Door County, Wisconsin, a spectacular peninsula reaching into Lake Michigan. Blei…

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February 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the…

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March 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye. Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father 35 years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially…

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April 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Barkskins by E. Annie Proulx. From the Pulitzer Prize-­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests. In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land,…

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May 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer. In North Shore Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer offer a comprehensive environmental history of one of Minnesota’s most beloved places. Compelling and accessible, the book will provide readers with a science-based knowledge of the Minnesota North Shore watershed so that together we…

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