Beneath blue skies and a cool breeze, we celebrate all things UP on 906 Day! Pick up a Yooper Bar at Sayklly's, a cup of UP North Roast at The Stone Cup, and settle in with a good book from one of the local authors we carry in our store. Here is a shortcut for browsing below:
Nino Green is a law man you probably recognize from Risking Justice and Justice on the Side. We also carry Thomas P. Casselman of Marquette, who shares defense strategies from 40 years of law in I talk, You Walk.
Books range from Janet Flickinger-Bonarski's The Winds of Fortune, a novel based on life in Fayette during its heyday, to R.J. Schermer's surprising tale of boyhood accompanied by a friendly squirrel.
Jane Mudrovich of Escanaba serves up a story of girls growing up in the 1960s in Detroit with a hearty dose of family and a pinch of magic.
You can hear Mollie Larsen's familiar voice in two books of short stories, A Bit of Memory, Magic and Mystery and Story Tellin'.
Stacey Randall's Creating Cousin Camp is a how-to guide on setting aside a time for extended family to get together and strengthen their faith.
M.J. Williams spent many years as a Yooper (although she now lives in Madison). Her two part series looks at an RV trip derailed by a murder and investigation. Nancy Barr also published a series of mysteries that feature the UP heavily as a backdrop for murder most foul. Look for Page One: White Out and others in the series!
Jim Nelson has a series of mystery and crime thriller books, including such hits as The Butterfly Conspiracy. Keep an eye out for his latest book, The House on Turner Lane, being published at the end of this month!
We also carry Nicole Young's three-part UP mystery series starring the fantastic protagonist Patricia Amble. In fact, there are a stunning number of mysteries from this part of the world - check out Jim Harrison and Steve Hamilton too - if you haven't yet.
Tom Bissell has written several titles over the years, including a short story collection God Lives in St. Petersburg and a personal account of his father's life, service in Vietnam, and relationship with his family in The Father of All Things.
At this point, you had better just come in the store to browse. We are rich in 906!