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EVENT: Adriana Trigiani, live at the Opera House!

Friday, July 13th, 7PM – 2018

The ever-popular Adriana Trigiani is the author of sixteen bestsellers, including the blockbuster epic  The Shoemaker’s Wife. Adriana also wrote and directed the major motion picture Big Stone Gap in her Virginia hometown. She will talk about her newest novel, Kiss Carlo, and a cookbook that celebrates her Italian heritage:  Cooking with My Sisters.

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Author Signing: Alfredo Corchado, Homelands

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. HOMELANDS merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition.

   

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Authors Signing: Amy Eckert, Kim Schneider, and Kate Usitalo with 100 Things to Do in Traverse City, Detroit, Mackinac Island, and The Upper Penninsula
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

These three authors can keep you occupied with all sorts of amazing things to do!  The Detroit book paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city, revealing tucked-away gems like the Grand Trunk Pub and the world's oldest jazz club, Baker's Keyboard Lounge.  The Traverse City book points out the serenity offered by the lapping of waves along hundreds of miles of sandy beach, a dark sky just made for wishing upon stars, the simplicity of picking up dinner at a roadside farm stand or from a chef who got her start at one.  Passenger ferries transport visitors to this car-free island, where getting around is by foot, horse-drawn carriage, or bicycle, the air is still clean, and the scenery spectacular in the Mackinac Island book.  And, in the Upper Peninsula it's about stepping back and appreciating a place of raw scenic beauty dotted with roadside attractions, blinker-light towns, rustic cabins and hand-painted signs advertising smoked fish and homemade jam.

   

Author Signing: Christine Shreve, I Saw Heaven in My Dog's Eyes

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The author’s true story is about a remarkable twenty year journey of love, life, adventures, pain and healing. Her story begins with the adoption of her five pound rat terrier and extends through the magical nineteen years of her dog’s life. Christine and her husband had a dream to retire in their fifties and live by Lake Michigan, in Leelanau county in northern Michigan.The author shares her years of creating and enlightenment. Eventually though, her dog begins the aging process which sends them all on a new venture, taking you along with them. She includes you in the heartwarming love story she has with her dog. Gradually after several adventures, the author is faced with an agonizing decision to say goodbye to their precious dog. Along with her devastating pain from the decision she had to make, she discovered her purpose as her dog completes hers. The author focuses on the process she went through to recover from the guilt and grief, that were so debilitating for her.

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Author Signing: Virginia Johnson, Ira's Farm

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. HOMELANDS merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition.

   

Author Presentation: Richard Fidler, How the Good Times Rolled

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The subtitle of this book tells it all:  What We Did For Fun Before the Digital Age!  The book includes historical photos from the Grand Traverse area.

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Author Signing: Angela Crandall, Seeking Justice

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

My mind hasn't shut up since the shadows arrived. I try to catch my breath, to think of something else, but often lay awake with my heart pounding. It doesn't help Tri. My mom insists I leave the light on to keep them away. No sun goddess here. When I do manage to sleep, I quickly wake at any sudden noise. My training as a guardian isn't complete, and I'm hopeful my sister Megan will keep her promise to help me. Then there's that chicken bone stuck in my throat concerning grades. If I’m this frustrated, I cannot imagine what Cal is experiencing. We finally get the bandits that held her captive, discover who killed Du-Vance and Bam! Now the shadows are after them and us! Jenson, he's behind me 100% along with his sidekick Owl. The obstacle lies in getting rid of these shadows. It's only then we'll be able to defeat the scientist's, and clan will be free.

   

Story Hour: Audrey Wood's Books!

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 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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CHECK OUT UP FRONT FRIDAYS!

On the third Friday morning of every month 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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