“The Cherry Harvest” Book Signings

Author Lucy Sanna appears in two special events in Door County for her acclaimed debut novel, The Cherry Harvest. The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County.

A reading and discussion will take place on July 10, 7 pm at the Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. A conversation with the author takes place on July 11, 7 pm, at the Peninsula Bookman, 4083 Main St., Fish Creek. Both events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of The Cherry Harvest will be available for sale at both events, which the author will sign.

The Cherry Harvest is set in Door County in the summer of 1944. Thomas and Charlotte Christiansen struggle to hold onto the family cherry orchard. Their teenage daughter raises rabbits to save money for college while their son is one of many local men fighting overseas. With the upcoming harvest threatened by the labor shortage, Charlotte persuades authorities to allow German prisoners of war to pick the fruit. When Thomas befriends one of the prisoners, the family is swept into a world where love, duty and honor are not as clear-cut as they might have believed. When their son returns home, wounded and bitter, the secrets they’ve been keeping threaten to explode their world.

Lucy Sanna has published poetry, short stories, and nonfiction books, which have been translated into a number of languages. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she now divides her time between Madison and San Francisco. She has served on the Board of the California Writers Club, San Francisco Peninsula Branch, and on the Executive Planning Committee of the National Kidney Foundation’s annual San Francisco Authors Luncheon. She is a co-founder and faculty member of the Gold Rush Writers Conference.