Friday, July 19, 2013

New Book! WWA's Jeanette Michalets, author of The Ten Cent Cafe

Jeanette Michalets's first novel, The Ten Cent Café
has arrived

Historical/mainstream fiction, set in Wisconsin.
It is available through Amazon, through her website, and at Books and Company in Oconomowoc

$3.99 Kindle
$10.44 Paper

In a charming café in a small Wisconsin city—where everything on the menu costs a mere dime—Henry Durant’s sinister history collides with his promising present in a way that will affect generations to come.

Starting in the early part of the twentieth century, the novel reveals the lives of four generations of Durant men. Patriarch Henry is a French-Canadian entrepreneur determined to create a new life for his large family in his adopted hometown. His son, George, a self-proclaimed ladies’ man, seeks love and adventure in 1920s Hollywood and the world of silent movies. Aaron, George’s son, is a tormented individual who longs to be a successful writer. His aspirations bring him into conflict with his father and eventually lead him on a downward spiral. In the end, it is Aaron’s son, Paul, who must overcome the anger and sense of abandonment he feels toward his father in order to find love and realize his own aspirations—dreams that bring him full circle—back to the little city where his ancestors once dwelled.

The Ten Cent Café is a timeless tale of love and loss, of ambitions realized and others abandoned, but above all, it is a story about the familial threads that bind a family together and sometimes break it apart.

The Ten Cent Cafe was recognized in the Wisconsin Writers Association’s annual contest in 2011.

Join Michaelets and friends at her book launch/signing party on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Vino Etcetera in Oconomowoc. 

About the Author:
JEANETTE MICHALETS is the author of two nonfiction books and has published in numerous magazines, including Ancestry. She enjoys freelancing for the local newspaper and has been recognized for her essays. The Ten Cent Cafe was honored in 2011 by the Wisconsin Writers Association in its Jade Ring First Chapter Contest.
Michalets lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two dogs. In her free time, she volunteers for local historical preservation groups. She is at work on another novel.
Visit Jeanette's website