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An Evening with Author Dorothy Tooper Lund
October 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for an evening with author and musician Dorothy Tooper Lund. A long-time Eagle River resident and member of the musical duo “Pinery Road”, Dorothy will be sharing her recent book Dark Brown is the River: An Orphan’s Journey which tells her father’s story.
When little Wesley Tooper loses his mother, he loses a world he thought would last forever. After a dreadful stay in a more-than-dreadful orphanage, he and his older brother escape to live as child hobos during the heyday of the railroads. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartfelt, Dark Brown is the River; an Orphan’s Journey, based on the life of the author’s father, takes the reader through more than a few heart-stopping moments as Wesley searches for his two lost brothers. Each attempt moves the story excitingly forward as he struggles to repair his broken family. Lund brings forth a deep feeling of the human spirit and the indomitable strength of family. It is the story of a boy growing into a man in a keenly-felt time (includes WWI and roaring twenties) and mind-boggling circumstances. All this, combined with the author’s compassion for her characters and swiftly-moving dialogue bring depth and power to this rite-of-passage tale.