BRAVA Salon | Books + Culture + Conversation is an event series presented by BRAVA Magazine. Each Salon is a fun-filled event inspired by the theme of a book by a local author. We encourage you to read the book selected and then come to meet the author and have your book signed. BUT, even if you haven't read the book, each Salon will be a fabulous night out to experience with friends!
Pick up a copy of this must-read novel and save the date for the next BRAVA Salon - a Fall Barn Soiree with author Nickolas Butler!
Shotgun Lovesongs, set outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin tells the compelling tale of four boyhood friends coming into their own or struggling to do so. One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on - one trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star. And then there’s Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives.
Seldom has the American heartland been so richly and accurately portrayed. Though the town may have changed, the one thing that hasn’t is the beauty of the Wisconsin farmland, the lure of which, in Nickolas Butler’s hands, emerges as a vibrant character in the story. It is, in short, a truly remarkable book—a novel that once read will never be forgotten.
"Impressively original." —The New York Times
"Sparkles in every way. A love letter to the open lonely American heartland…A must-read." —People
BRAVA Salon | Shotgun Lovesongs Fall Barn Soiree with Nickolas Butler
Thursday, Sept. 24th 5:30-9:00 p.m.
- Don't Miss this Spectacular Fall Barn Soiree at Badger Farms in Cottage Grove!
- Author Q&A and book signing with Nickolas Butler at 6:00 p.m.
- Food and drinks included!
- Live music by Mark Croft
- Pop-Up Boutiques with America's Heartland theme
- Purchase Shotgun Lovesongs on site
General Admission $30
Thank you to Land's End and Pepsi for sponsoring this event!
In Partnership with The Wisconsin Book Festival
Food Provided By: Upstairs Downstairs Catering
BBQ Chicken Breasts, Wisconsin Bratwurst, BBQ Pulled Pork, Creamy Potato Salad and Pesto Cheese Tortellini Salad
Beverages Provided By: Wisconsin Brewing Company, Southern Italy Imports, Pepsi