Issue #347 Dec. 13, 2017

Forming a Friendship

former Eau Claire resident pens second faith-based children’s book

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

No matter who you are, Ava Gustafson wants you to feel welcome under the willow tree. Gustafson, formerly of Eau Claire, recently authored her second illustrated children’s book, Willow’s New Friend ...

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017


short fiction from Barstow & Grand

Ryan Purdy

Lucy had just fallen asleep when her ears picked up the unmistakable din of her husband and Rick caterwauling up the drive. Despite the late hour, the two belted out the Willie and Waylon tune, "I Can Get Off on You," her husband singing Waylon's baritone, and Rick taking Willie's tenor ...

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Issue #345 Nov. 15, 2017

Facing Down Monsters

Eau Claire native explores his own experiences in fictionalized murder tale

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Monsters in the Hallway, released Oct. 27, is based on events from author Jim Kosmo’s childhood in Eau Claire in the 1950s and ’60s. The predominant storylines of his book open windows into his life ...

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

A Taste of Literature

Kitchens of the Great Midwest author headed to book fest

Emily Kinzel

J. Ryan Stradal has a true knack for the literary arts. His first novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, earned a spot on the New York Times Bestseller list in 2015. This novel is filled with foodie culture ...

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