This book comes out Tuesday August 7th.....published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. Julie will be visiting bookstores and signing books, here is a link to the schedule. I love her books and have to say that being 'Minnesotan' is a good thing.
Here is a photo of our recent trip to Southeastern Minnesota-the setting for this book.
Here is a quote from the book I thought was funny since we had just taken a trip to Southeastern Minnesota and taken a photo with this unique sign.
"A large brown sign in the small town of Fountain caught my eye. It read: Sinkhole Capital of the USA. I pulled over on the side of the road and shook Malik awake, then pointed the unusual slogan out to him.
"Weird," he said. "Are they bragging or warning?"
Behind the sign is a huge sinkhole that you can climb down in, at your own risk. We had attended a class on the ecology of the area and I enjoyed yelling, "Sinkhole" every time we saw a clump of trees sunk in an otherwise perfectly groomed farmers field. This section of SE Minnesota is the largest area of Karst Topography in the state.
This information was taken from Official City Sites .org.
Geologically the layers of rock that lie beneath the surface of Minnesota are ancient: limestone, basalt, gneiss, and granite. The southeastern corner of Minnesota may be ripe for the development of sink-holes. In fact the small town of Fountain, Minnesota is nicknamed “Sinkhole Capital of the World” for its large number of sinkholes. Groves of trees out in the middle of fields look to be standing up to the middle of their trunks in deep, circular depressions. Geologists explain that sinkholes occur when the underground rock strata—typically limestone—that has been formed into cave-like honeycombs, crumbles under the weight of the earth. Some sinkholes are small and others are very large.
This area is also home to many Amish communities.
Check out Shunning Sarah in bookstores on August 7th 2012.