Speculative Fiction

Author Cynthia Kraack appears in two special events in Door County for her recently published novel, Leaving Ashwood.

The final book in the speculative fiction Ashwood trilogy, Leaving Ashwood explores the question of how bad life would be if mega-multinational corporations ruled the world. Anne Hartford, CEO of Hartford Enterprises, has built a significant agribusiness out of the ruins of an early 21st century global depression with hopes that financial security will assure her family certain freedoms. But a world where a small number of multinational corporations have banded together to create controlled markets has placed tight constraints on individuals’ opportunity to choose a career or lifestyle. Can one business leader call to action a government no longer connected to its citizens?

Cynthia Kraack is the author of the award-winning Minnesota Cold, as well as the previous books in the Ashwood trilogy, Ashwood and Harvesting Ashwood: Minnesota 2037. A fifth book is forthcoming in 2015. She divides her time between the Twin Cities and Fish Creek.

The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, the Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County. A conversation with the author will take place on Sept. 20, 7 pm, at the Peninsula Bookman, 4083 Main Street, Fish Creek. A reading and audience Q&A will take place on Sept. 23, 7 pm, at the Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Both events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.