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!
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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.