We're pleased to welcome author NICKOLAS BUTLER to the store on Wed., Apr. 19th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new novel, THE HEARTS OF MEN. Butler will be interviewed by our friend Greta Johnsen, co-host of WBEZ's Nerdette Podcast.
"The Hearts of Men" is set in 1962. Nelson Doughty, age 13, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler at Camp Chippewa, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. He forms a 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 was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is the author of the internationally-best selling novel "Shotgun Lovesongs" and an acclaimed collection of short stories entitled, "Beneath the Bonfire".
"[A] tender, insightful book... Perfectly paced and leavened with humor, it's a wonderful read." -- People
An epic novel of intertwining friendships and families set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at a beloved Boy Scout summer camp—from the bestselling author of Shotgun Lovesongs