Author Luncheon with Nickolas Butler at Elawa Farm
Nickolas Butler, author of Hearts of Men
(Ecco, $26.99, due Mar 7)
Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $65 for luncheon with book included.
Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420
Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.
Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery.
Nickolas Butler is the author of the internationally-best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs and a collection of short stories entitled, Beneath the Bonfire. His short stories, poetry, and non-fiction have appeared in: Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review Online, The Lumberyard, The Christian Science Monitor, Narrative, Sixth Finch, and several other publications.
He lives on sixteen acres of land in rural Wisconsin adjacent to a buffalo farm. He is married and has two children.