Lake Geneva Public Library Community Engagement Librarian Ellen Ward-Packard shares a few can’t-miss reads for summer in Lake Geneva.
SIX FEET DEEP DISH
BY MINDY QUIGLEY
Main character Delilah O’Leary is on the verge of opening a pizzeria in the fictitious “Geneva Bay, Wisconsin” when she discovers a dead body and her aunt nearby, holding the murder weapon. Set in a funhouse version of Lake Geneva, this cozy mystery features deep-dish pizza recipes and a love interest who’s descended from gangster Al Capone. Cheery beach reading.
MAIL JUMPER! THE STORY OF THE FIRST MAIL GIRL
BY ELAINE KANELOS
This brief memoir chronicles the experiences of Elaine Kanelos, the first woman to serve as a mail jumper on Lake Geneva’s iconic Mailboat. A fun, inside look at a unique Lake Geneva tradition.
THE FORAGER’S HARVEST
BY SAMUEL THAYER
Wisconsin foraging expert Thayer provides a great introduction to the perfect summer hobby. Focusing only on those wild edible plants that are both delicious and easy to identify, Thayer uses 32 chapters to detail the how-tos of foraging, so you can safely and confidently find, identify, collect and prepare wild foods found in the Midwest.
For more info on the Summer Reading Challenge for school-age kids and the library’s monthly book club for adults, visit lglibrary.org.