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The public is invited to meet and hear the Rev. Bill White, author, as he shares his debut novel, Little Oslo, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, at the coffee bar, 502 Seventh St., Rockford.
White is the author of six previous books, all non-fiction. He recently retired after serving for 46 years as a pastor, including the last 20 years as senior pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison, Wis.
At Bethel, he was the lead speaker on the television show Worship at Bethel, watched by 10,000 viewers weekly over a six-station network. He serves as the director of Partners for Puerto Rico, a program that matches churches in the United States with churches in Puerto Rico. He spends his spare time writing and speaking.
Little Oslo takes readers on a trip back to summer days of baseball, first love and … mystery. Part coming-of-age, part mystery, this is a gentle, yet page-turning, read that will satisfy anyone looking for a good story.
Set in small-town Wisconsin, Little Oslo takes place in the summer of 1952, with 17-year-old Jake starring on the Wahissa city baseball team and working at Little Oslo, the café where the locals gather each day for breakfast, lunch and the latest news.
White will discuss his inspirations for the book, the writing process and much more. His book will be available for sale.
The coffee bar will be open to purchase food and drinks.
Posted June 13, 2014