Margaret's War Author Talk and Book Signing with Bill Stokes -
Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Base Camp Café – 18 Brodhead St., Mazomanie –
Renowned newspaper columnist and resident of Mazomanie, Bill Stokes, has published his first novel. Margaret’s War uses 15-year-old narrator Billy to juggle the broken heart, the trampled soul, and the fragile sanity of a beautiful young woman when male egos grab and grope at her with the absurd hands of war.
The isolated small town where Billy and Margaret live is suddenly thrust into the brutal reality of World War II when German POWs are brought in to help with crop harvesting. The face-to-face contact with the killers of their sons is not only beyond the capacities of Gold Star mothers, but twists the thinking of everyone, including Margaret, who is determined to challenge fate. That challenge gets Margaret, Billy, and his outrageous older friend and mentor Cy immersed in a women-empowering scheme to turn war on its historical head.
Join Bill for a conversation about Margaret’s War and many other stories from his long career as a journalist. Copies of Margaret’s War will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mazomanie Free Library.
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