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Start Date: 12/20/2012
End Date: 12/20/2012
Event Times: Noon

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Phone: 630-879-1393

'Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts' Book Event in Batavia, IL


The raucous family car rides, the call of the weekly square dance or the splash announcing a perfectly executed cannonball all are familiar sounds during the summer at lake resorts and cabins. In 'Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts,' Marnie O. Mamminga takes us to the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward. By tracing the history of one resort and cabin, she recalls a time and experience that will resonate with anyone who spent their summers "Up North" — or wishes they had.

Marnie Mamminga will be discussing "Return to Wake Robin" at Batavia Public Library in Batavia, Illinois. A book signing will follow.

Mamminga has vacationed every summer on Big Spider Lake. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where she earned undergraduate and master's degrees in English. Her publishing credits include the "Chicago Tribune," "Reader's Digest," the "Christian Science Monitor," "Lake Superior Magazine" and several "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than 40 years and is so very grateful that her grandchildren love the Northwoods as much as she does.

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: Batavia Public Library

Address: 10 S Batavia Ave

City: Batavia, IL

Event Location URL: http://www.bataviapubliclibrary.org

Event URL: http://www.booksbetweenbites.com

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