Book talk and signing set for September

Greg Peck, author of the new book “Memories of Marshall, Ups and Downs of Growing Up in a Small Town,” has two September events.

Peck will discuss his book and share a few short readings during a Facebook live event at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Viewers can join the program through the Marshall Area Historical Society’s Facebook page and ask questions. Peck will also talk about his first book, “Death Beyond the Willows.” about a 1927 tragedy that befell a couple from the Marshall and Cottage Grove-Sun Prairie area.

Peck will return to the Marshall Area Historical Society Museum, 128 E. Main St., for a second signing from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.

The signing will be outside, or inside if the weather is bad. Social distancing and other protocols will be followed.

All profits from “Memories of Marshall” benefit the Marshall Area Historical Society.

Signed copies of the book will be for sale at the price of $13.95 at Hellenbrand’s Ace Hardware, He & She Design Parlor, or at the museum, which is open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those wanting personalized signatures should send checks for $17.95, payable to Peck, to 1421 Eastwood Ave., Janesville, WI 53545; Peck will ship them anywhere in the United States.For more details, email

Peck grew up in Marshall and now lives in Janesville; he retired in 2016 as The Janesville Gazette’s opinion page editor. He also worked at newspapers in Oconomowoc and Wisconsin Rapids and won many newspaper and journalism awards during his career.

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