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Author Signing: Anne Katheryn Hawley with Careful What You Wish For

Sunday, July 26th, 6PM to 8PM

Drowning was not exactly what Meggie had planned on, but ironically, drowning saved her life ... and her marriage ... and possibly her soul. This is a twisting, turning tale of fate, with a thread of spirituality. Things are not always what they seem. Expect the unexpected, and be careful what you wish for!

Author Signing: Mike Classens with Teddy Roosevelt and the Marquette Trial

Wednesday, July 29th, 12PM to 2PM

On the same day Theodore Roosevelt narrowly survived an assassination attempt, his press secretary handed him a newspaper editorial from the Iron Ore, a small-town daily located in Michigan s Upper Peninsula. Its publisher, George Newett, had printed, “Roosevelt lies and curses in a most disgusting way; he gets drunk, too, and that not infrequently, and all his intimates know about it.”  Tired of having his boisterous personality equated with intoxication, Roosevelt angrily shouted,”Let's go at him!” and the paper was formally charged with a suit of libel. As the case convened, a cadre of admirals, statesmen and fellow explorers descended on Marquette to testify to T.R.'s unimpeachable personal character in the biggest libel trial of the early twentieth century.

Author Signing: Priscilla Miller with McGillicutty: A Very Special Bear

Wednesday, July 29th, 2PM to 4PM

This charming story of love and acceptance, began in the heart of a little boy over 40 years ago, when he received a most unusual looking Bear, as a Birthday gift from his grandmother. He named it 'McGillicutty' and asked his mother, if someday she would write a story about his Bear. She promised him, she would and the publication of McGillicutty: A Very Special Bear, fulfills that promise. The delightful, full color illustrations by artist Marty Guntzviller, appeals to the child in all of us.

Author Signing: Julie Buckles with Paddling to Winter

Wednesday, July 29th, 4PM to 6PM

Reporter Julie Buckles tells the story of a year-long canoe honeymoon traveling the Voyageur Highway from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake where she and husband Charly Ray stayed for the winter. Filled with humor, love, adventure, and as one reviewer notes -- characters worthy of a Coen Brothers film.

Author Signing: Anne-Marie Oomen with Love, Sex, and 4-H

Thursday, July 30th, 12PM to 2PM

As the 1960s dawned in small-town Michigan, Anne-Marie Oomen was a naive farm girl whose mother was determined to keep her out of trouble—by keeping her in 4-H. In Love, Sex, and 4-H, Oomen sets the wholesomeness of her domestic lessons in 4-H club from 1959 to 1969 against the political and sexual revolution of the time. Between sewing her first dish towel and finishing the yellow dress she wears to senior prom, Oomen brings readers along as she falls in and out of love, wins her first prize, learns to kiss, survives her first heartbreak, and makes almost all of her clothes.,204,203,200_.jpg

Author Signing: Joe Koenig with Getting the Truth

Thursday, July 30th, 2PM to 4PM

This is a book about reading between the lines, distinguishing truth from deception. It is full of analysis of written statements from public and private figures to help drive home the book's principles, including General Petraeus' resignation letter, the ransom note from the Jon Benet Ramsay case, OJ Simpson's statement to LAPD Detectives Lange and Vannatter the day after the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, Woody Allen's response to Dylan Farrow's sexual assault allegation, as well as many others.

Author Signing: Ron Lundmark with Dream Machines

Thursday, July 30th, 4PM to 6PM

Mattie and Jason chose the Saturday of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit as their wedding day. They love watching the parade of 40,000 classic cars and hot rods cruise Woodward. One week before their wedding, at a two-family meet-and-greet, their grandfathers recognize each other from a Woodward drag race over a girl in 1965 that was interrupted. They swore to God that someday they would finish the race. Their anger had been a festering wound for fifty years. A 50 year old grudge and they kept their old hot rods, just in case. They challenge each other to a final race on Woodward, Friday night, just like in 1965. All they have to do is restore the hot rods in one week and race the night before the wedding and the Dream Cruise. What could go wrong?,204,203,200_.jpg

Author Signing: Charles Cutter with The Pink Pony

Thursday, July 30th, 6PM to 8PM

The Port Huron-Mackinac sailboat race has just finished at Mackinac Island, and the racers head for the nearest bar, the legendary Pink Pony. This night, however, takes on a grisly turn and the next morning, one of the skippers, Jimmy Lyons is found in the bar, strangled to death by a string of Christmas tree lights.



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