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Local Authors Live at Friday Night Live!

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Marina Call, Tom Carr, Mike Dow, Bob Downes,Tim Keenan, Cari Noga, Lisa Maxbauer Price, and Alta Walters will be in front of our store during Friday Night Live!  With eight authors and 13 titles between them, there is bound to be something for everyone!


Author Signing: Laura Steenrod, Gratitude: A Memoir

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

After the unforeseen death of her mother in 2010, author Laura Steenrod is left feeling grief stricken and vulnerable without the safe haven their relationship provided. Upon arriving home from her mother’s funeral, still wearing her newly purchased black pantsuit, Steenrod sits in the middle of her kitchen floor amid copious amounts of dog hair and makes an anguished plea to her pack of dogs. “Please rescue me!” It is in that moment she realizes that she is surrounded by survival experts. GRATITUDE shares the story of Steenrod’s own struggles to manage crippling anxiety and grief with the stories of five remarkable dogs. This shared history of struggle becomes a transformative experience for Steenrod as the dogs demonstrate their capacity for healing, acceptance, and loyalty. The stories of her pack become an inspiring survival guide.


Author Signing: Mary Agria, Through the Gardener's Year

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

This is fifty two weeks of gardening columns from regional, bestselling author Mary Agria. Illustrated throughout, the book is a perfect addition to every gardener’s library. The columns originally appeared monthly in the Petoskey News Review, Petoskey, Michigan from 2007 to 2014. The author has a unique grasp of the connection of gardening to spirituality, and to life lessons learned from the garden.


Author Signing: Jennifer Schroeder, To My Daughter

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A message of hope, TO MY CHILD is an heirloom gift for every child.  It is a gift of love awaiting her/his understanding, affirming that she/he is born into a Family Tree of Love.  This deep hearted book conveys the unconditional love surrounding all children.


Author Signing: Kathryn Madeline Allen, I Am a Baby

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

"I am a baby, this is my crib, this is my high chair, this is my bib." Photos of happy babies and words that encourage make this an irresistible read-aloud for every child and family. From the author of the critically acclaimed A Kiss Means I Love You and Show Me Happy comes a delightful approach to visual learning.


Story Hour: Gary Bower reading his The Faith That God Built series

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

This Story Hour is a special one, with Gary Bower reading his own books for the kids:  THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF EDEN, THE FRIGHTENING PHILIPPI JAIL, THE HURRY UP EXIT FROM EGYPT, and THE PATCH ON THE PEAK OF ARARAT.  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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