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Janet Hulstrand has just published her third book, A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France.
“Meet the author” will be held on Monday, October 2 at 6 pm at the Sunburg Community Center is free and open to the public.
This event co-sponsored by the Sunburg Community Center and the Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association.

A Long Way from Iowa: From the Heartland to the Heart of France is the story of how the seeds of a fervent, though unspoken, dream of a literary life were first planted in a small town in Iowa in the 1890s; and how those seeds were discreetly, quietly, and carefully nurtured, coming to fruition two generations and more than a hundred years later in a little village in the Champagne region of France. This is a coming-of-middle-age memoir in which the author is able to live out some of the unfulfilled dreams of her mother and grandmother; and the story of how in the process she comes to understand and appreciate their role in preparing the way for her to become a writer.

Her current book tour reflects her personal journey.  Starting in Paris, France, she travels back across the Atlantic to Washington D.C. and New York City, finally arriving back to her roots in Minnesota, stopping at Red Wing as her father, Bert, along with brothers George and Alonzo Hustrand grew up in Goodhue County.  Finally, she comes to northern Kandiyohi County where she and her family spent many summer vacations on Norway Lake.

Janet Hulstrand is also the author of Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You. She writes frequently for BonjourParis.com, France Today, France Revisited, and for her blog, Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. She created and has taught literature classes in France, Italy, Hawaii, and Cuba for City University of New York study abroad programs since 1997, and she teaches online classes for Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC. She lives in a beautiful little village in the Champagne region of France, where she is working on her next book.