Brass Notes Over Wolf Creek is about a summer when eleven year old Jen turns from Uncle Sam filled with patriotism and loyalty to Rosie the Riveter filled with new hope and self-reliance.  Summer 1945, Wolf Creek, Iowa.  Jen tries to understand a war a world away at the same time caught in a war all her own when she faces unexpected prejudices and finds her peer relationships falling apart.

“How a little girl makes a difference in her community during World War II delivers for both adults and youth. Adults will relish the details of the time: youth will relate to Jen and her friends as they struggle with issues youth face yet today.” From Carol Bodensteiner, author of Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl.

Brass Notes Over Wolf Creek, the newly released book by Janice Abel, will be featured on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 PM, with an author book talk and signing at Hawkins Memorial Library. Brass Notes is the author’s salute to childhood and community life in rural America. It is an earthy story that is a departure from Janice’s usual fantasy writing. This book has a lot of her childhood fictionalized as she shares how it felt growing up in La Porte City during World War II.  This is a wonderful book for young readers.

Books will be for sale at the special price of $6.99, with a portion of the sales benefiting the library. Also available will be the author’s book Dream Shifters, eight fantasy stories that will take your breath away. Additionally, Janice is giving a free copy of her book The Little White Christmas Horse with the purchase of either of her other books.

Please join friends at the library for a wonderful evening of history and stories, and bring a friend or two.