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Author Signing: Ana Donovitch, Selah in the Storm

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

From the deck of a sun-kissed sailboat off the coast of the Florida Keys, to the fluorescent-lit hallways of the trauma unit, this true story takes you on a suspenseful adventure of a husband and wife team as they leave everything to pursue their dreams of a sailing school. In the moments of a sunset, trauma hits them not at sea, but on the coral gravel of the roadside. Ana shares the dissonant whispers we all have inside of us when we face life-threatening winds. Most of the time “life-changing” events happen to other people. We see them on the nightly news or trending topics on social media. But what happens when those other people become you? How do you respond when the storms of life crash upon your perfectly scheduled dreams?


Author Signing: Tom Conlan, My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

“Tom Conlan comes by his love of the land naturally, generations after a beloved grandfather worked and saved to escape Detroit and move north. Conlan inherited that longing; he reveled in his boyhood of treeforts, baseball, and Sloppy Joes, even as it was unfolding. He revels in it still, with graceful language and long thoughts, with good dogs, good horses, and even better homemade wine.” — Mardi Link, author of The Drummond Girls and Bootstrapper


Author Signing: Angela Crandall, Spirit Guide

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A few weeks ago, I uncovered the truth. All aspects of my life have exploded like a bomb, leaving debris everywhere. I’m half fox half human. Not only that I rescued my best friend Cal from a group of wolf hybrids. Let’s just say they hate halfsies. Still, I'm confident about the upcoming college dance. I could picture Jenson in a suit and tie. Hopefully, my clan would keep the bandits contained until the trial. I didn’t need any craziness! After that, I’d begin my training to become a guardian. It all felt like a heavy burden weighing down on me. I kept reminding myself I needed the downtime Nayla had pushed on me. Still, we owed it to Rascal to find out who killed his son. Then I could only hope it would end.


Author Signing: Kathryn Remling, Yooper Talk

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drawing on sixteen years of fieldwork, including interviews with seventy-five lifelong residents of the UP, Kathryn Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Considering UP English in relation to other regional dialects and their speakers, she looks at local identity, literacy practices, media representations, language attitudes, notions of authenticity, economic factors, tourism, and contact with immigrant and Native American languages. The book also explores how a dialect becomes a recognizable and valuable commodity: Yooper talk (or "Yoopanese") is emblazoned on t-shirts, flags, postcards, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers.


Story Hour: Hedgehogs!

Friday, August 25, 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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