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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, May 24, 2019 7:25 AM
A long-standing tradition across America during Memorial Day, Veterans Day, the Fourth or July or other holidays is that of the White Table.

The table where no one will ever sit is to honor the fallen, missing or captive from those who serve — spanning all the decades, wars and passages of time. The table is meant to remind us, never forget. (subscriber access)
  • ‘America’s White Table’ book review
    A long-standing tradition across America during Memorial Day, Veterans Day, the Fourth or July or other holidays is that of the White Table.

    The table where no one will ever sit is to honor the fallen, missing or captive from those who serve — spanning all the decades, wars and passages of time. The table is meant to remind us, never forget. (subscriber access)
  • ‘The Marsh King’s 
Daughter’ author to kick off Northwoods Book Festival
    The Presque Isle Community Library welcomes Karen Dionne to Presque Isle Library on May 28. KAREN DIONNE is the author of “The Marsh King’s Daughter.”
  • The Northwoods Book Festival is a joint project of six libraries in northern Wisconsin: Boulder Junction Public Library, Frank B. Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, Mercer Public Library, Minocqua Public Library, Presque Isle Community Library, and Winchester Public Library. 
  • Author Anne Hillerman in Manitowish Waters on May 29
    Author Anne Hillerman will be speaking at the Red Crown Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 29. The event kicks off with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar, followed by Hillerman’s presentation. 
  • ‘Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo’ is a valuable resource for creative professionals
    From self-proclaimed “wonder women” Carrie Anton and Jessica Nordskog comes a nifty inspirational guide with the bullet points to do it all — become or better yourself as a self-employed, freelance or work-at-home pro. (subscriber access)
  • In this vivid, sharp, unflinching look at one part of the Iraq War, Pulitzer prize-winning author David Finkel has written the experience of one unforgettable battalion. Those good soldiers would return home a year and a half later, forever altered by their time overseas. Enthrallingly told, beautifully written and viscerally emotional, “The Good Soldiers” is unsentimental and unrelenting honest read. (subscriber access)
  • Set in Wisconsin during World War II, “The Cherry Harvest” by Lucy Sanna explores Door County when German prisoners of war (POWs) were set to work under armed guards on the cherry orchards and live among the families there. (subscriber access)
  • “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens is a beautiful novel steeped in the deep south with shades of nature, coming-of-age, mystery and murder.

    For anyone who loves their remote, wild landscape, “Where the Crawdads Sing” will ring true to the small town aspects, the lonely woods one calls home and finding friends in the birds and the trees. (subscriber access)
  • ‘Otherwise Engaged’ is a witty romantic comedy
    “Otherwise Engaged” by Lindsey Palmer is a romantic comedy on the page — engaging and funny, yet also with heart and a meaningful didn’t-see-it-coming love story at the end.  (subscriber access)
  • ‘The River Widow’ tells of one woman’s fight to survive
    During The Great Depression, one woman must fight against everything — including herself — to survive after her husband is tragically killed in “The River Widow” by Ann Howard Creel. (subscriber access)
  • Like many students with a middle school required reading list, I fell in love with Farley Mowat’s prose, truth, research and storytelling through “Never Cry Wolf.” (subscriber access)
  • “Bum Wing,” written by Minocqua author D.S. Sully, will be featured by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) at its’ 2019 Midwest Regional Conference, held from May 3-5, in Naperville, Ill.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review
    For just six days, once every 100 years, a small bay near an island off Washington’s coast glows in stunning ribbons of green.  (subscriber access)
  • Stephen King — proclaimed King of Horror hailing from Maine — has penned more than 60 novels in his lifetime. (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘On Turpentine Lane’
    A light but rewarding read, Elinor Lipman again pens another novel of family, love and a clever plot with witty dialogue and a snappy pace.  (subscriber access)
  • The Lakeland community can lend a hand — and books — for a People to People humanitarian effort in Belize.  (subscriber access)
  • BOOK REVIEW
    Twin brothers growing up in the same home should have similar experiences. But for Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, their two stories are very different.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review: ‘G’morning, G’night’
    Social media is not always best known for its gratitude or outpouring of positivity. Amid the hashtags and filtered photos, however, came a series of encouraging messages sent out via Twitter from playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda in recent years. 
  • “An Accidental Jewel” by Michael Hittle takes a historical look at the creation and evolution of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage.  (subscriber access)
  • Book Review
    Junior is a 14-year-old cartoonist in the making, working his way through high school while living with his family on the Spokane Indian Reservation.  (subscriber access)
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