Author Talk & Book Signing
Wednesday, June 14 
7:00 p.m.
Books & Company


" If Michael Perry is the cousin that makes you snort with laughter, then Marnie is the your favorite auntie you could spend hours with on the porch listening and laughing. Her storytelling will make you long for summer twilight, the warmth and familiarity friends and family.  This is the way to start your summer. " -Lisa B.

Combining the personal and the universal, this essay collection by best-selling author Marnie O. Mamminga details the common experiences that unite us in the heart of the country. From the Chicago suburbs to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, On a Clear Night charts the passage of time from childhood to adulthood, sickness to health, working life to retirement, parenthood to grandparenthood, and everything in between. These humorous and sharply-observed vignettes highlight the importance of taking time to appreciate the ordinary occurrences that profoundly shape our lives and the places we call home.

Marnie O. Mamminga has vacationed every summer on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, Wisconsin. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned undergraduate and masters degrees in English. Over the years she raised three sons, taught junior high and high school English, and worked as a freelance writer and columnist.  She wrote the book Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts and her other publishing credits include the "Chicago Tribune," "Readers Digest, " the "Christian Science Monitor, ""Lake Superior Magazine, "and several "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than forty years and is so very grateful that her grandchildren love the Northwoods as much as she does.




Event date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
On a Clear Night: Essays from the Heartland By Marnie O. Mamminga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780870208249
Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - May 24th, 2017

Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts By Marnie O. Mamminga Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870204913
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Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - May 21st, 2012