It’s commonplace for Minnesota readers to get together and talk about the state’s greatest novelists. Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald are generally recalled in one breath. Younger folks will, of course, remember Louise Erdrich and Jon Hassler and Tim O’Brien.
Kevin Alderson is a retired high school history teacher over in LaFarge, Wis. He likes to go to household auctions in the neighborhood and he tells a fascinating story of a trip to Cashton, Wis. He arrived before the auctioneer and perused the contents for sale.