Book Club Discussion Questions for the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles

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Based on his real-life family from Iowa County, Wisconsin, Harold’s Thorpe’s fictional O’Shaughnessy Chronicles novels are rich in Wisconsin history. They’re the perfect choice for book clubs, with great potential for discussion on topics such as the Great Depression; early twentieth century farm, family, and small town Wisconsin life; World War I; World War II; and the cultural, civic, and culinary contributions of Cornish, Italian, Irish, and other immigrant groups who settled in southwest Wisconsin in this era.

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When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin.

A richly wistful epic tale of a bygone era....Readers will yearn for more. ~ Midwest Book Review