Nisswa Women's Club to discuss 'Happiness' at March 18 meeting

Ann Swanson to lead discussion


The Nisswa Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18, and will try something new with a discussion of the book "Happiness," by Aminatta Forna.

The book follows the journeys of an American scientist studying the habits of urban foxes and a Ghanaian psychologist searching for the child of a friend as their paths intersect and connect them on the streets of London.

Ann Swanson, former secondary school educator and current school consultant, will lead this discussion online via Zoom. Small and large group discussions will be part of the program.

The book is available at the Brainerd Public Library or online at Hoopla.

Margo Neva will offer the inspiration. Karen DeVries, president, will lead a short business meeting before the book discussion. Guests are welcome.


Contact Claudia Allene at 218-513-8922 for information. Additional club information is available at or on Facebook.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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