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Hildebrand to discuss new book in WSJ live chat

The Wisconsin State Journal will host a live chat with John Hildebrand, UW-Eau Claire English professor and celebrated author, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 3, at

Hildebrand's latest book, "The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac," was a recent selection in the State Journal Book Club.

In a Jan. 18 story on, Hildebrand talks about the series of essays featured in the book, which was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

The essays, written over a seven-year period, explore the idea of home and celebrate rituals that are familiar to many Midwesterners. 

Hildebrand, winner of multiple writing and teaching awards, has been part of UW-Eau Claire's English faculty since 1977.