BOOK DISCUSSION: Great Lakes/Great Books

Dec 05, 2024 10:30AM—12:00PM


Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212

Cost Free


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Now in its 10th season, Great Lakes/Great Books meets the first Thursday of the month September – May to discuss books that have the Great Lakes as setting or subject matter or that are related to water and/or the Great Lakes region. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not! The selection for this month is Wau-Bun: The Early Day in the Northwest by Juliette Kinzie.

About the book

Originally published in 1856, Juliette Kinzie’s book is a compelling narrative that offers a firsthand account of life in the early American frontier. Combining historical accuracy with vivid storytelling, Kinzie provides readers with a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of the settlers in the Northwestern region during the 19th century. Through detailed descriptions, the book captures the essence of the pioneer experience as Kinzie lived it in Portage, Wisconsin. Kinzie’s fluid writing style and attention to detail make the narrative both informative and engaging, appealing to readers interested in American history and frontier literature.