May you find a great book this month!

Pick Up Your Copy of the late Jim Harrison's last 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.

Downtown Art Walk: Dr. David Lint and his Quilts

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Come in to view Dr. David Lint’s 26 quilts, and one by his wife, on display at Horizon Books.  You can have the chance to speak with Dr. Lint about his design and execution of all his gorgeous quilts!


Live Music: The Woven

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

The Woven is songwriter Steve Clark and drummer Cris Pico. They play original songs with lyrics and sounds that highlight diverse perspectives. From meditative jams to joyous funk, The Woven infuses each performance with mystery, passion, and a little bit of cinematic flavor.,204,203,200_.jpg

Author Signing: Cindy Brubaker, I Thought I Heard the Lion's Roar

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cindy and Jim are trapped in the lions den. After seventeen months of unemployment due to downsizing, Jim faithfully continues waiting for God to open unseen doors as Cindy focuses her prayers on God's direction in their life. The reverb of unspoken fears plagues a once unshakeable faith as the constant roar of lions threatens to devour the comfortable existence of a content couple. By learning to tune into God's frequency and discern his voice above all others, Cindy offers her story of surviving the turmoil of downsizing, displacement, and disillusionment. In a world filled with change, Cindy and Jim reveal the importance of listening to God's voice and turning away from the deafening roar of lies present in a constantly evolving world.


Author Signing: Jim Stamm, Guide to the Rivers and Lakes of Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The northwestern Michigan counties of Grand Traverse and Leelanau have an abundance of inland lakes: 146 named lakes, and many, smaller unnamed lakes. (Add the neighboring Benzie County, and there are well over 214 lakes in the three northwestern counties.) The size of the lakes range from 2 to nearly 8,000 acres. Seven of them are in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (all in Leelanau County). There are also five rivers, the Betsie and Boardman Rivers in Grand Traverse County, and the Cedar, Crystal and Leland Rivers in Leelanau County.

Author Talk: Chuck Pfarrer, Philip Nolan: The Man Without a Country

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Philip Nolan: The Man Without a Country is Chuck Pfarrer’s captivating adaptation of Edward Everett Hale’s American classic “The Man Without a Country,” first published in The Atlantic Monthly more than a century ago. Masterfully blending history and fiction, Pfarrer tells the story of a young artillery officer, Philip Nolan, who becomes embroiled in Aaron Burr’s 1807 conspiracy to invade the territories of the Louisiana Purchase. Insinuating his scheme has official approval, Burr convinces Nolan to carry a coded message into the Orleans Territory. Nolan has no knowledge of the former vice president’s intended treason―and Burr has no idea that Thomas Jefferson has discovered his scheme. Soon Philip Nolan is in military custody with Burr, charged an accessory to the plot.


Story Hour: Mommies

Friday, May 6, 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.




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