CLAIRE SWINARSKI- In Person Author Event

In Person Author Event

CLAIRE SWINARSKI

Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 p.m.
Books & Company 

 


 

 

 

 

Join us for a special author event with Claire Swinarski on the release day of her new novel (her first adult novel!) The Funeral Ladies of Ellerie County. Please register for this free event. 

 

 

 

About the book:
Armed with a Crock-Pot and a pile of recipes, a grandmother, her granddaughter, and a mysterious young man work to bring a community together in this uplifting novel that includes recipes! 

 

Esther Larson has been cooking for funerals in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for seventy years. Known locally as the "funeral ladies," she and her cohort have worked hard to keep the mourners of Ellerie County fed--it is her firm belief that there is very little a warm casserole and a piece of cherry pie can't fix. But, after falling for an internet scam that puts her home at risk, the proud Larson family matriarch is the one in need of help these days.

Iris, Esther's whip-smart Gen Z granddaughter, would do anything for her family and her community. As she watches her friends and family move out of their lakeside town onto bigger and better things, Iris wonders why she feels so left behind in the place she is desperate to make her home. But when Cooper Welsh shows up, she finally starts to feel like she's found the missing piece of her puzzle.

Cooper is dealing with becoming a legal guardian to his younger half-sister after his beloved stepmother dies. While their celebrity-chef father is focused on his booming career and top-ranked television show, Cooper is still hurting from a public tragedy he witnessed last year as a paramedic and finding it hard to cope. With Iris in the gorgeous Ellerie County, though, he hopes he might finally find the home he's been looking for.

It doesn't seem like a community cookbook could possibly solve their problems, especially one where casseroles have their own section and cream of chicken soup mix is the most frequently used ingredient. But when you mix the can-do spirit of Midwestern grandmothers with the stubborn hope of a boy raised by food plus a dash of long-awaited forgiveness--things might just turn out okay.

 

 

 

 

About the author: 
Claire Swinarski is the author of multiple books for both kids and adults. Her writing has been featured in the Washington PostSeventeenMilwaukee magazine, and many other publications. She lives in small-town Wisconsin with her husband and three kids, where she writes books, wears babies, and wrangles bread dough.

 

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
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