And the envelope please!!
.....the winner of this year's coveted prize goes to.....
Why, you might ask, would this book win - this sweet-looking book with a clothespin on the cover? Here are a few reasons:
- The story centers around a big, abandoned house in the center of a small Wisconsin town. It jumps from 1918 to 1945-50, describing the women who lived there and the saga that surrounded their families.
- The author, Ellen Baker, was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She lived in northern Wisconsin for awhile and worked at J.W. Beecroft books in Superior - a beautiful little bookstore I used to adore until it went defunct. *Sigh* She's a kindred spirit.
- It's 528 pages, y'all. That's big and juicy enough to get you through the Christmas season. And if you have a Kindle (Monica, Mom, I'm not jealous, not jealous at all....) it's going to be a lot easier to take it with you EVERYWHERE, which you will have to do once you read the first 2 pages.