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Author Signing: Jennifer Wiel, Coral Tree: A Costa Risan Canon

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

CORAL TREE: A COSTA RICAN CANON is a work of short stories and poetry inspired by a country much larger than its territory.  These pieces of life arose almost unbidden, such was and continues to be the alchemical effect of this tiny nation. This book is a vacation that begs you to hold it in your hands and let it find its way into your spirit. 


Author Signing: Sally Messersmith, Awaken Hana

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Sun'hi and Ju are preparing to marry within the day in North Korea. But, hours before their ceremony, the couple are ambushed and Sun'hi is captured. She is forced to marry a man from China. After the birth of their first child, her husband destroys the baby girl, leaving her childless. Soon, Sun'hi gives birth to another girl. After pledging to keep her daughter safe, she disguises her as a boy, a task that is easier now that her husband works in Russia. As her child grows older, Sun'hi fears her secret will be exposed. But, when she takes ”him” to the marketplace on “his” fifth birthday, she finds a miracle with the power to change everything as the past intertwines with the present and leads to the Truth.


Author Signing: Tom Powers, Stick 'Em Up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

In Michigan, the roar in the “Roaring Twenties” was the deafening blast of a sawed-off shotgun or the staccato thunder of a Thompson submachine gun punctuating a bank robbery.  In post WWI Michigan, a plague of ruthless desperadoes, better armed and driving faster cars than the police, cut a deadly swath across the state ranked eight in the country for bank robberies.  Tom Powers uncovers a violent and forgotten era in Michigan in 23 riveting chapters.


Author Signing: Suzie McKenna, Last Tracks

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Young married couple Andy and Deana Harris head up to Canada on an exciting snowshoe adventure. When Deana's snowshoe breaks, her husband leaves her to go for help--or does he? Deana soon comes to the horrifying realization that her husband has left her for dead, and she must use all her wilderness know-how to get out alive. Deana fell for the oldest trick in the book: a handsome face hiding an evil heart. A combination of brains, determination, some luck, and a bit of attitude get Deana back to civilization. Now, it's time for revenge. With the help of an unorthodox group of good guys, she makes a plan to hunt down coldhearted Andy and get back the money he stole from her. The trail leads this team of professionals--and some not so professional--from western Canada to Virginia, to the Midwest, and then back north to eastern Canada. The circuitous plot weaves together mystery, good, and evil with the beauty of Mother Nature as a backdrop. It is a rousingly entertaining read.


Author Signing: John Wemlinger, Winter's Bloom

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

For over three decades, Rock Graham has carried the physical and emotional scars from a tour in Vietnam. He is a decorated war hero, but guilt from what happened one dark night in a steaming southeast Asia jungle is always lying in ambush, waiting for an unguarded moment to set his demons free. When he tries to find solitude at a cottage on Lake Michigan in the dead of winter, a chance encounter on the desolate, frozen shoreline changes his life forever.


Author Signing: Maggie VanGalen, The Adventures Of Keeno and Ernest: A New Friend

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Keeno is a mischievous little monkey, and his best friend Ernest is a clever and responsible young elephant.  One day, Keeno meets a fancy new friend who has him making all kinds of changes.  Will this new acquaintance win him over?  Will his tried and true friendship with Ernest be tested?  Follow the adventures as Keeno finds himself lost, scared and soaking wet!  In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and being himself.


Author Signing: Robert Muledore, Tuebor: I Will Defend

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

TUEBOR is the story of an honest, hard-working yet naive young man who chose to leave the safety of civilian life for a career of a dedicated police officer. Whether an aspiring police officer, a current police officer or someone who is interested in understanding what serving the public is about, these true stories capture the human side of policing.



Story Hour: Owls

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Every Friday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft.



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