Lona Haskins Reads From Humble Roots: Earl And Caroline

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Lona Haskins reads from Humble Roots: Earl and Caroline

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Humble Roots: Earl and Caroline is an epic of a poor humble family's survival, and a poignant portrayal of a beautiful woman from the northern Wisconsin countryside and a man from the city who met at the end of World War I, fell in love and married. It is about raising a large family in sometimes destitute situations, and about how alcoholism affected their life, the failures of Prohibition, and a father driven to desperate measures. It is about their hard work ethic, and how finally owning property gave them a new determination to make something of their life.

You will be transported back to a time of country life before electricity, indoor plumbing, washing machines, or tractors, through the years of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl, and about how the Works Project Administration rescued families from a life of total poverty, about the emergency shipyards of World War II providing a living wage to unskilled laborers, and a family apart, with life in a logging camp, and the building of a new town.

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Lona Root Haskins was introduced to the literary scene late in life. After raising her four children, she went to college and graduated with her B.A. at 50. When she was 79 years old she published Grief to Celebration, a collection of poetry she wrote after her daughter's death. At 80, she wrote her parents' memoir Humble Roots: Earl and Caroline, because "it was a story that needed to be told". From humble beginnings in a small town in northern Wisconsin, she spent her adult years in Minneapolis and suburbs, and now lives in retirement with her husband in southwest Florida where she is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association.
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By: Magers & Quinn Booksellers

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