Another Lutheran author: Rhonda Chandler! A dear friend of mine recommended her book, The Fires of Autumn, a piece of historical fiction released this summer.
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Ok, here’s my plan for the week: Today review A Flame in the Darkness, tomorrow comment on the surprising insight the romance aspect gave me (like I did here about Lutheran settings), Wednesday I’ll review When Someone Dies Find Comfort in Jesus, Thursday is probably thoughts for writers about Getting it Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and Friday I’ll link an article, “How to Choose the Best Beta Readers for Your Book (and avoid the worst). Okie dokie?
Is there historical fiction about Lutheranism in WWI? German churches and towns in Wisconsin changing their names and pronunciations in an attempt to avoid persecution? I think there’d be a lot of stuff to plumb for a novel or two.
Historical fiction: are you ready? Follow a young Lutheran to boarding school at St. John’s in Winfield, Kansas. (It was a real two-year school, graduating something like 9,000 students.) Have him or her become a teacher (and organist, as was usual for the day). Then follow that teacher to the dust bowl in Oklahoma!
Genre-wise, The Pilgrim is Americana and recent historical fiction. It will hold special appeal for those interested in Perry County, baseball, music, and the range of society spanning German immigrant families, hobos, beatniks, and bohemians in the 1960s. Portraying much of the grittiness of real life, Baue writes about a young man from a Lutheran German immigrant family who pursues a life of non-conformity, sex, drugs, and rock & roll.