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Marnie O. Mamminga

Born: in Aurora, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Mamminga was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in English. Currently, she resides in Batavia.

Biography: Marnie Mamminga has been a professional essayist and features writer for more than twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Reader’s Digest, and numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is a frequent presenter at writers’ workshops, including the UW’s Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. She also taught junior high and high school English.


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Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: https://www.facebook.com/marnie.mamminga
Marnie O. Mamminga on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=marnie+o.+mamminga


Selected Titles

On a clear night :
ISBN: 9780870208249 OCLC: 966634261

Part memoir, part history, the essays in On a Clear Night portray everyday life in the Heartland, reflecting on work, family, friendships, nature, love, and loss. While they are written from a personal perspective, the essays echo the sentiments of many who live in the heart of the country. Divided into six parts, these fifty-seven essays span the course of Mamminga's life: spending summers at her family's North Woods cabin as a child, marrying her high school sweetheart, raising three sons, becoming a mother-in-law and a grandmother, and finally mourning the loss of her parents' generation. These vignettes are both humorous and poignant, highlighting the importance of ordinary moments and the common experiences that unite us--

Return to Wake Robin :
ISBN: 0870204912 OCLC: 743432441

Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [Madison] : ©2012.

Five generations of Mamminga's family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin's Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody's Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

  Return to Wake Robin :
ISBN: 9780870206559 OCLC: 852222293

Wisconsin Historical Society Press, [Madison, Wisconsin] : [2013], ©2012.

Five generations of Mamminga's family have been rejuvenated by times together in Wisconsin's Northwoods. In a series of evocative remembrances accompanied by a treasure trove of vintage family photos, Mamminga takes us to Wake Robin, the cabin her grandparents built in 1929 on Big Spider Lake near Hayward, on land adjacent to Moody's Camp. Along the way she preserves the spirit and cultural heritage of a vanishing era, conveying the heart of a place and the community that gathered there.

 

 

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