2019-20 Great Lakes/Great Books Selections
The Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group – presented by Write On, Door County (writeondoorcounty.org) and the Door County Maritime Museum – will return for its sixth season, starting Sept. 5, to explore books that have a Great Lakes focus. The free program runs monthly on the first Thursday, 10:30 am – 12 pm, September through May, in the museum’s Bridge Room, 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.
Nonfiction works being discussed this season include Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Water by Robert Jerome Glennon (September); Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains by William Ashworth (December); The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers by Michael E. Stevens (January); Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes by Nelson Haydamacker and Alan D. Millar (April); and The Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey by Patrick J. Jung (May). Novels to be discussed include The Silence of Darkness by Bradley James Tall (October); Virgil Wander by Leif Enger (November); Stuck in Manistique by Dennis Cuesta (February); and Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias (March).