Brakken book

Cable resident James Brakken, who writes fact-based historical stories set long ago in Sawyer, Ashland, Douglas and Bayfield counties, has completed his 11th title, “Forty-five Fairly True Tales from the Old Corner Bar,” an illustrated collection of short stories. A limited edition of 100 signed and numbered advance copies is now available at Brakken’s website,, and soon will be on bookstore shelves.

“This book has been two years in the making,” Brakken said, “and although these ‘fairly true’ tales could have come from almost any Upper Midwest watering hole, most originated at the old Corner Bar in Cable, my hometown. While names and some of the ‘particulars’ have been changed, all of these stories are based on true events and real people.”

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