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Pequot Lakes woman publishes book about familial warmth of small-town living

Arlean Rosemore of Pequot Lakes released her book, “A Small Town is Like a Large Family,” which shares her personal take on small-town living, through Xlibris, a self-publishing services provider.

A person who grows up in a small town might have, at a particular point in time, felt that everyone is a part of a big, extended family. So did the author. Rosemore has captured the flavor of small towns everywhere.

In this book, Rosemore introduces people from a small town in Minnesota. In each story, a reader may know the story firsthand or remember what happened. The people here shared their laughter, joys and tears, and through this book, readers will feel the warmth of their familial bond as well.

“Perhaps it will remind you of a town you once knew. Perhaps you live in one right now. Either way, this book will lead you to agree that a small town is like a big family,” the author says.

Rosemore is now retired and spends her days at her daughter’s quilt shop, Mother Originals Quilt Shop. In the spring, she taps maple trees and makes syrup. Summers are spent gardening and picking berries. Her four children visit throughout the year and her eight grandchildren take turns staying during the summer.

She loves restoring and repairing old quilts, and has an extensive collection of her own. In her spare time, she diligently makes small quilts for children in crisis.

Her book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book World and the publishers bookstore at It is also available at Mother Originals Quilt Shop on Highway 371 south of Pequot Lakes.

Cost is $30 for hard cover and $20 for soft cover.

Rosemore will host a book signing and reading Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Pequot Lakes Library.

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