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Author's Fort Wayne Roots Drive Latest Novel

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Award winning author Lynn Cullen is a Fort Wayne native who draws heavily on her childhood memories to spin the plot of her latest novel, The Sisters of Summit Avenue.

The tightly woven story, set in the era of the Great Depression, is driven by a host of that day's sociological issues, as well as its pop culture icon,  Betty Crocker, and the impact her marketing campaign had on the nation.

Earlier this month, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with Cullen by phone to learn what motivated this approach, and how the author regards her hometown, and those family dynamics and relationships, now that they have shaped the tale.

Event Information: 

Author's Cruise on the Sweet Breeze in Downtown, Fort Wayne 
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Ticket information can be found through this Fort Wayne Outfitters link.

Author's Book Signing @ the Downtown Public Library, Fort Wayne
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

More information can be found at Lynn Cullen's website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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