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About the BookJohn and Ida Wienke and their extended families prosper notwithstanding the trial and disappointments of the human condition - We are born; we live; we die.
Opportunity comes knocking at John and Ida Wienke's door on New Year's Day, 1904, but they don't understand the havoc that rap will bring to their family life.
With the birth of their daughter Helen, Ida and John are building a happy life in Woodstock, Illinois. Even when Ida is diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition, John continues to work long hours at the Typewriter factory, so he can pursue the goal of being a fine grocer of Woodstock.
In Racine, Wisconsin, when Ida's sister, Clara Doering, begins a career as an investigative reporter, she must navigate gender stereotypes and the many amorous men of the city; her motto being "Pursue the Truth."
All bets are off when John's brother, Bob, sets his sights on making a bundle from an assured World Series win for his beloved Cubs even after promising his gambling days are over.
In the second book of the Woodstock Tales, the Wienke and Doering families must face life's trials and tribulations bringing both celebration and heartbreak during the years 1904-1907.
Finished "A Fine Grocer of Woodstock"! Loved it!! Can't wait for #3!! Plus I want to commend you on your very thorough research - I looked up the scores for the WI Badgers' 1906 season because the score of 5 points threw me.
And commend you on another masterful book!!