Lake Geneva Public Library Community Engagement Librarian Ellen Ward-Packard has a few suggestions of books to read by a roaring fire this winter.
DRAGONS OF DECEIT
BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN
With Dungeons and Dragons making a cultural comeback in a big way, why not explore the iconic Dragonlance books? Originally conceived in Lake Geneva in 1983 as a Dungeons and Dragons tie-in series, Dragonlance is being revived as a new series beginning with “Dragons of Deceit.” For fans new and old, Dragonlance offers a richly imagined, high fantasy world.
BY FRANCES KINSLEY HUTCHINSON
Originally published in 1928, “Wychwood” relates the story of one of Lake Geneva’s great, lost estates, a wooded, 73-acre property on the north shore of Geneva Lake that became an important hub for botanical research and conservation. Written by the estate’s matriarch, “Wychwood” is equal parts memoir and love letter to Wisconsin plant life, and will appeal to outdoor hobbyists and nonfiction readers of all sorts.
MAILBOAT V: THE END OF SUMMER
BY DANIELLE LINCOLN HANNA
The fifth book in the popular Lake Geneva-set Mailboat Suspense series, “The End of Summer” ratchets the tension even higher as a bloody summer on the lake draws to a close. For mystery fans and those yearning for summer on the lake, the Mailboat series offers high-drama escapism with local interest.