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Family History Discovered: Author Wendell Affield and his new series The Chickenhouse Chronicles

Wendell Affield was forbidden to go into the chickenhouse.  Once his mother passed away, he was able to enter.  What he discovered was a treasure trove of family history that connected him to his past in ways he couldn't have imagined.  He's spent several years piecing together the information and the result has become a series he calls The Chickhouse Chronicles.  Book one Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search, takes the reader into the early years of his mother and step-father's relationship while book two is called PawnsPawns dives deep into Affield's family history unveiling a story whose real life characters give the  reader a better understanding of the human condition as it shines a light on a struggling family trying to succeed on a farm near Nebish, MN.   Affield stopped by the studio to chat about the latest edition in his series. 

Tonight (Friday, April 13th) at 7 p.m. Affield will host a book launch at the Watermark Art Center that the public is invited to attend.  Bring a nonperishable food item for the Bemidji Food Shelf and receive a free copy of "Herman: 1940s Lonely Hearts Search" along with a purchase of the new book "Pawns."

To keep up with all the developments in Wendell Affield's, follow along with him on his blog.

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.