February is a good time to pick up a book for those winter blues!

Pick Up Your Signed Copy of the New Jim Harrison Book, The Ancient Minstrel

In "The Ancient Minstrel," Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title novella, about an aging writer in Montana who spars with his estranged wife, with whom he still shares a home, weathers the slings and arrows of literary success, and tries to cope with the sow he buys on a whim and the unplanned litter of piglets that follow soon after. In "Eggs," a Montana woman reminisces about staying in London with her grandparents, and collecting eggs at their country house. Years later, having never had a child, she attempts to do so. And in "The Case of the Howling Buddhas," retired Detective Sundersona recurring character from Harrison's "New York Times" bestseller "The Great Leader" and "The Big Seven"is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo.


New Book Club: Books Distilled!

Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room, 215 E. Front Street. Next Meeting is Thursday, February 25th. We will be reading Rum Punch, by Elmore Leonard

Ordell Whitebread Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie and now the aging but still hot flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime loose end that Ordell needs to tie up permanently. Jackie, however, has other options. And with the help of Max Cherry an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.


Author Signing: Ray Bently with Driftwood

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jack Driftwood is heading into his 18th year as linebacker for the Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association (NAFA). Buffalo has not been to the playoffs since his rookie year, but things are looking up as Steven Stark, their top draft pick, under Jack’s tutelage, is expected to help change their fortunes. The Blizzard's 93-year old owner, Gerald Wainscott III, has brought his daughter, Gerry, into the fold to take over the team after he passes. The team's GM, Donald Fegel, has his eyes on taking her and the team for himself, but Driftwood may have something to say about that. Intense battles ensue, both on and off the field, as Buffalo makes a run at the Mega Bowl title.


Live Music: Kat Eldred

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Kat is a longtime favorite at Horizon Books with her guitar playing and beautiful singing.  This local with a style all her own is sure to leave you wanting more.


Author Signing: Onalee Marsh with Love and Kisses, Max

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

LOVE & KISSES, MAX is a compilation of love letters, a forbidden journal, a secret code, photos, radio news reports, a P.O.W.'s thank you, and war-time memorabilia of seventy years ago. The journal and letters were written by Max Elwood Guger who served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown (The Fighting Lady) in 1944 and 1945. LOVE & KISSES, MAX reads like an illustrated novel. It begins with Max's induction into the Navy in 1944 and his experience in boot camp during wartime. Assigned to the Yorktown, Max daily journals the ship's position, battle engagements, casualties and victories. He describes the end of the war, the surrender of Japan, and the rescue of P.O.W.'s. He has the opportunity to survey the destruction in Yokohama, and writes a vivid depiction in a letter.


Author Signing: Sally Jo Messersmith with Awaken, Hana

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

AWAKEN, HANA is a poignant tale of love, hope, faith, and determination as a North Korean woman and her beloved attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and find their way back to each other.


Live Music: Songwriters in the Round

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

The Songwriters will be back with their usual assortment of amazing musicians



Story Hour: ABCs
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 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.




Every Friday morning Horizon Books is the place for Up Front Fridays, a conversation focused on events in the Grand Traverse region and aired on Up North TV. Always full of interesting guests, Up Front Fridays has its finger on the pulse of Traverse City. Tune in to find out what's happening in your town!

UpNorth TV is available to Charter Cable subscribers on analog Channel 97 and digital Channels 2 and 992 from Manistee to Cheboygan in Michigan's northwest lower peninsula. Shows are also broadcast and archived on upnorthmedia.org. Click the logo to the right to watch right now!


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