Set in historical Mineral Point, Wisconsin, Waldwick examines the concept of oppression and its justification from the perspective of one person … first as the victim, then as the witness and finally as the oppressor. Waldwick tells the story of one man’s dreams and the challenges he faces to turn those dreams into reality. Weaving actual events and people, Waldwick imagines how one family is affected by real-life situations, while adding one more vital component … emotion!
324 page softcover, 5.75 x 8.75 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Kenneth Linde
Kenneth Linde was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Each summer, he would visit Mineral Point and his widowed grandmother who shared stories of her growing up and living on the family farm in Waldwick. During his visits, Ken would meet his grandmother’s siblings, who would share more stories and provide the joy and laughter and profound sense of decency that he has hopefully expressed throughout this book.
Like his mother, Ken loved to write and, after attending the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in communications, Ken entered the world of broadcasting as a writer. After marrying and moving outside Milwaukee, Ken’s career evolved into executive sales and marketing where he matriculated to a senior executive level at several national and international companies.
In 2010, Ken was afflicted with 70 blood clots from too much travel and too little exercise and was given less than a 5% chance of surviving three hours. While hospitalized in intensive care, Ken came up with the idea of revisiting his first passion, writing and upon recovery, wrote “Survivor…Death and How It Saved My Life” that addresses social dynamics which became the foundation for “Waldwick”.
Ken and his wife Denise have been married 43 years, have two daughters and sons-in-law and five grandchildren and Ken continues his lost-love of writing where “Waldwick” represents just the beginning followed by “Little Spirit”, “Driftless” and “the Hayflick Limit” that continue the story and address social issues of the past, present and future. The author hopes that he has done justice to the people and the area that has always filled his life with great stories and fond memories.