The Beechers, narrative nonfiction
Written by Stephen Sierlecki
Fifty years after his death, the improbable journey of a Milwaukee grandfather’s life is revealed for the very first time. He comes of age at the dawn of Prohibition in Roaring Twenties Milwaukee, marries and starts a family, while keeping company with a dubious cast of characters. His street life transitions from rule breaker to lawman, but the past comes back to haunt him, propelling his family through tragic consequences for decades to come. The tale of The Beechers brings to light the underrecognized fortitude of seemingly ordinary women enduring extraordinary circumstances. Acknowledging their resilience forever redefines the true strength at the heart of one family’s lore.