I met Shirley and Wes at the International Quilt Festival in November 2017, and we’ve been friends ever since. Seein’ as how today is Veterans Day and seein’ as how Wes is a US veteran and seein’ as how the ink is barely dry on their new book about Wes’ life during World War II (and beyond), I thought their new book – Wesselhoeft: Traded to the Enemy – would be a fine way to start our 70273 SHELF-ish Pursuit Book Club back up.
Wes’s story is a compelling one, so go get yourself a copy and get to reading. I’ve got my copy, and I’m planning to read it next week. We’ll reconvene at a yet-to-be-announced day in December to discuss the book when Shirley and hopefully Wes and who knows – maybe even Nealy (Wes’ seeing eye dog), too – have agreed to be part of our discussion, so be sure to make notes and jot down questions as you read. Details about the discussion to follow in a blog post and in The 70273 Project Campfire on Facebook, where we gather around a digital campfire, sitting on digital logs, devouring digital s’mores.
A great big Thank you to Stephanie Brown Bowen for starting and naming The 70273 Project SHELFish Pursuit Book Club and for getting us going. I hope she’ll be able to join us every now ‘n then.