Come pick up a great book for this fall!

EVENT: Jim Harrison Tribute at the Opera House

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Jim Harrison, Northern Michigan's beloved poet, novelist, journalist and passionate gourmand, reminds us that "Death steals everything except our stories." Writers, friends and fellow travelers from throughout the land gather to summon Jim's spirit in an eclectic celebration of art, life and stories. As Jim was known to remark, "To be feted is not foetid".  Be with us, remember and revel.

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The Odyssey of Echo Company by Doug stanton is now available!

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon’s fight for survival during the Vietnam War—whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions of American families touched by this war.

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Authors Reading/Signing: Heywood Banks, Toast

Shirley Mitchell, The Emerald Merwitch

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician-author has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.  His two books are TOAST and FLY'S EYES.

Shirley Mitchell is a writer of stories, songs, poems and plays.  Her children's book is the THE EMERALD MERWITCH.


Author Signing: Jennifer Weil, Coral Tree: A Costa Rican Canon

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

This 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: Tom Laughlin, Portrait of a Prairie Woman

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Women of the early Twentieth Century were eager to break away from the expectations of the Victorian Age. They wanted their independence, the right to vote, and a voice in their community. Portrait of a Prairie Woman, an 80,000 word historical novel, is the story of Mabel Richmond's struggles to overcome the obstacles of homesteading on the Great Plains. Portrait of a Prairie Woman is a microcosm of America's entry into the modern era. It is a story of perseverance, courage, and patience in the face of changing times and expectations. This book should resonate not only with women, but with anyone interested in America in the early Twentieth Century.


Author Signing: Eleanor Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Every day headlines are filled with examples of narcissistic individuals in positions of power who are nothing more than impostors plundering and wreaking havoc on the lives of others. From the financial barons of Wall Street to our elected officials in government, we are confronted daily with narcissists and the self-serving systems that enable them. Helping people reclaim their lives from this sinister exploitative force is the mission behind Payson's book, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family. Using simple metaphors from the American classic, The Wizard of Oz, Payson illustrates how Dorothy's journey captures all the seductive illusions and challenges that occur when we encounter the narcissist. Empowering the reader with the ABCs of unhealthy narcissism and the unique problems that occur when a person becomes involved with the narcissist, Payson gives step-by-step practical tools to identify, protect, and heal from these destructive relationships.

Story Hour: Silly Monsters!

Friday, October 20, 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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