St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Popular Novelist
Author of "Famous in a Small Town"
Viola Shipman is the pen name for award-winning author Wade Rouse, who writes fiction under his grandmother’s name to honor the woman whose heirlooms inspire his writing. Bursting with memorable characters and small-town lore, the latest Viola Shipman novel is a magical story about the family you’re born with, and the one you choose. Mary Jackson, or Cherry Mary, as she’s known locally, runs the Very Cherry General Store–part post office, bakery and sandwich shop and the heart of Good Hart, Michigan. Ending up at the general store with Mary is admittedly not the beach vacation Becky Thatcher expected, As she works under Mary’s wing for the summer and finds she fits into this quirky community, she starts to believe that Cherry Merry’s Good Hart might hold something very special for Becky.