Babson Magazine

Summer 2014

News, Notes + Nods


Third Willow

Lenore Skomal recently published a coming-of-age book, Third Willow. She emails, “Third Willow is drawn from the childhood experiences of my father, who grew up in Nebraska during the Depression. Receiving accolades from Kirkus Reviews, the book focuses on the summer of ’54 as four misfits forge a friendship that steels them against an adult world threatening to steal their innocence. It’s been called tender and intense by critics.” Lenore ( has 30 years of professional writing experience, 19 published books, a daily blog, and a weekly column for the Erie [Pa.] Times-News.