Mary Wimmer, author of THE ART OF THE BREAK - an in-person Boswell event

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Mary Wimmer, author of THE ART OF THE BREAK - an in-person Boswell event

Mary Wimmer, author of THE ART OF THE BREAK - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell Book Company 2559 North Downer Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Boswell is pleased to present an evening with Mary Wimmer, author of The Art of the Break. In conversation with Kim Suhr. Cosponsored by Red Oak Writing.

Charlotte 'Charlie' Sobczak finds the most comfort in making cheese, a craft she learned at the side of her father. In the wake of his untimely death, she and her daughter, Lucy, return to her rural hometown of Falls River, Wisconsin. With her marriage floundering, and still grieving the childhood loss of her sister and mother, she decides to pour all her efforts into reopening the family's Morgan Cheese Factory. But Falls River is too narrow-minded to accept a female business owner, and Charlie is ill-prepared for the pettiness and conventions of small-town life. When debts come due, including a lien against her family's land, she must quickly figure out who is on her side - and how to keep her dreams alive.

From Ann Garvin, author of I Thought You Said This Would Work: "The Art of the Break is a lyrical love letter to rural Wisconsin, cheesemaking, and family. Mary Wimmer's rich tale of a woman reimagining her life without forsaking the past is filled with a deep understanding of humanity, love, and resilience. This story will stay with you, I promise."

Mary Wimmer is a Wisconsin-based writer, school psychologist, and educator. She is the author of Reaching Shore, first-place winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association-Young Adult Fiction Award, as well as two nonfiction books.

Click here to purchase your copy of The Art of the Break. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will ship after the event.

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