FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2017
Contact: Toni Streckert
Phone: (608) 216-7457
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Melanie Radzicki McManus, author of Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail at the Monona Public Library on October 8.
Monona, WI– The Monona History Club begins it’s Fall/Spring Lecture Series on Sunday, October 8, at 2pm, with award-winning local author Melanie Radzicki McManus who has won critical acclaim for her riveting account covering the 36 days she spent hiking 1,100 miles of the Ice Age Trail. The focus will be her experience and also on the history of the Ice Age Trail, which was formed by the glacial ice melt 12,000 years ago. Only half of the trail is completed, making for difficulties with both navigation and territory for McManus, which she details in prose that won praise from Wild Author Cheryl Strayed, who listed the book as a must read summer travel book. Other reviewers had similar reactions
“Her book documents the challenges that she and others had to face hiking the Ice Age Trail – from getting lost to blisters, injuries, ticks, bears and dogs – as well as the rewards.” says Beth J. Harpaz, AP Travel Editor for the U.S. News
At the all-ages event, McManus’ book, which was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, will be available for signing and sale, and complimentary beverages from the local Starbucks will be provided. And the monthly free Monona Library Mending Day, sponsored by the Sewing Machine Project, will be held concurrently in the library’s café area, so bring your torn or ripped clothing in need of a little TLC. The Monona History Club is a joint partnership between the Monona Public Library and the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society, which maintains the 1856 Nathaniel W. Dean House as a living museum.