Lake Geneva Public Library Community Engagement Librarian Ellen Ward-Packard shares a few suggestions for compelling spring reads.
BY MAGGIE GINSBERG
After 30 years of quiet living in Anthem, Wis., Lib Hanson’s peaceful existence is disrupted by the reappearance of the son she abandoned as an infant — the son her beloved husband knows nothing about.
Join the Lake Geneva Public Library for special events featuring “Still True” in April: A book discussion at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at The Bottle Shop and an author talk and book signing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at the Lake Geneva Public Library.
THE BOOK OF LAKE GENEVA
BY PAUL B. JENKINS
Experience 20th century Lake Geneva through the eyes of an early inhabitant. Published in 1922, Jenkins’ chronicle discusses many interesting aspects of the town’s history, including the history of iconic lake estates. This is both a useful overview for those interested in the history of the area, and a fascinating historical document in its own right.
VINTAGE WISCONSIN GARDENS: A HISTORY OF HOME GARDENING
BY LEE SOMERVILLE
Focusing on home gardening from the 1840s to 1930, this horticultural history highlights “vernacular” gardens created by Wisconsinites for personal enjoyment. Drawing from the publications of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, Somerville’s book is equal parts practical guidebook and pleasure reading.