JewelweedThe seventh annual Fox Cities Book Festival will take place in just a few short weeks. This festival celebrates the joy of literature by connecting readers with local, regional, and nationally-known authors. Book festival authors will be speaking at locations all over the Fox Cities during this week-long festival. This year, David Rhodes, Shawn Sheehy, Bruce Machart, and Matthew Batt will be speaking on the Lawrence University campus.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a bit about these authors and their works.

David Rhodes, author of Jewelweed, will be speaking in the Warch Campus Center Cinema on Monday, April 7th at 6:30 P.M.

David Rhodes has received national acclaim for all of his novels, the most recent of which is Jewelweed (2013). This story centers on the small town of Word, Wisconsin, and a number of characters who are trying to come to grips with their problems and make their way in the community. A Booklist review described the work as a “many-faceted novel of profound dilemmas, survival, and gratitude.” A Chicago Tribune review called it “dazzlingly alive” and noted Rhodes is “a master storyteller of real people who live in our small towns.”

For more information about David Rhodes, take a look at his author page on the Fox Cities Book Festival website.

The Mudd Library owns a number of Rhodes’ works, including Jewelweed. Take a look at our library catalog.