'A Thread So Fine': A Debut Novel From Susan Welch

Sep 4, 2019

Susan Welch's 'A Thread So Fine' is a lyrical examination of the post-war years in the upper Midwest.
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Writers are advised to write what they know. But in Susan Welch's case, it’s what she didn't know until she was 46 that compelled her to produce her first novel.

In A Thread So Fine, Welch’s own story is mixed into a fictional world so deftly crafted that it’s easy to think the entire story the book tells is hers. A combination of a coming of age story, a weaving and gradual untangling of a web of family lies and omissions, and the bond between sisters, A Thread So Fine is a lyrical examination of the post-war years in the upper Midwest.

Welch, who divides her time between Wisconsin and Minnesota, will launch her debut novel Thursday evening at Boswell Book Company.