Sara DeLuca author of The Crops Look Good: News From a Midwestern Family Farm
Author Talk & Book Signing
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Oconomowoc Public Library
200 W. South St - Oconomwoc
When Margaret Williamson left her family’s rural Wisconsin farm to work in Minneapolis in 1923, her mother, Olava, wrote regularly with updates about daily activities. So begins decades of stories about a family at once singular and broadly representative of the countless small farms that dotted the midwestern landscape in the early twentieth century. As Margaret’s niece Sara DeLuca weaves together family tales gleaned from letters and conversations, the tale that emerges is one of fierce devotion to family and work, of a changing landscape as smaller farms became part of conglomerates, and of the comforting daily rhythms of life shared with those who know us best.
Sara DeLuca : Poet and writer Sara DeLuca grew up on a dairy and sheep farm near the Williamson “homeplace” in Polk County, Wisconsin. She is the author of the memoir Dancing the Cows Home and the poetry collection Shearing Time.
Our community Sponsor for this event is
Tall Pines Conservancy.