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In this hugely effective debut, Tom Carr sheds keen illumination upon a regional inventory of killers, kooks, cutthroats & the aggressively unhinged. The tales are horrific and humorous by turns — grisly, goofy, poignant dispatches expertly summated by a skilled veteran reporter who’s no stranger to the back stairs habituated by a true sleuth. Story telling at its fully imagined best.Ben Hamper, author, “Rivethead”

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Train robberies, stage-coach holdups, posses, breakouts and shoot-em-ups step out of the darker pages of Michigan’s past and spring to life in Tom Carr’s MI Bad: Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves in Michigan’s Past & Present.

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“Charles Eisendrath has long been considered a reporter’s reporter but with Downstream from Herehe takes us on a lyrical and altogether enchanting journey through a rich life of family, nature, farms, fish and fun. He reminds us to ignore deadlines and breathe deeply.”
—TOM BROKAW

“An amazing, beautifully written and unusual memoir.”

— KEN AULETTA, author, media columnist, The New Yorker

“Written with the eye of a journalist, the prose of a novelist and the wit of a humorist,Downstream from Here takes you on a long walk down the path that leads to a life truly lived. Prepare to be inspired.”
— JEFF DANIELS

“Eisendrath is a likeably voluble, well-informed Virgil through the rounds of his own life’s considerable exploits. And it all works here.”
— RICHARD FORD

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Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review is a fantastic read. Not just a hockey story, but a real-life history lesson of an American sporting icon from years gone past.
PIERRE MCGUIRE, NHL ON NBC

I couldn’t put it down. Tim Rappleye’s tenacious, indefatigable research style has produced hereto-fore unknown aspects of America’s greatest hockey player, Hobey Baker.
STAN FISCHLER, HOCKEY AUTHOR/HISTORIAN

As a college hockey fanatic and a Princeton alum, I felt well versed in the Hobey story, but Tim Rappleye’s book introduced me to many more layers of the legend. —NATE EWELL, COLLEGE HOCKEY, INC.

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Jack Kerkhoff was born to the news. His parents both worked at the Grand Rapids Herald, and Jack got an early start at theTraverse City Record-Eagle. Bigger papers followed: the Detroit News, New York Journal-American, and the New York Post.

How Thin the Veil is a 45-day account of Kerkhoff ’s treatment, his conversations with the nurses and doctors (some of them with their real names), his interactions with the inmates, and his trips to downtown Traverse City watering holes. There’s also romance in the form of Suzy, a pretty, lisping waif whose “bad spells” had kept her hospitalized for eight years.

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Meet the man against insanity.

His laboratory? The sadly sinister wards of the 3,000-bed Traverse City State Hospital. His apparatus? Only his own eyes
and hands, plus the hands and eyes of more than one hundred nurse attendants.

And for his experiments, the patients whom staff referred to as the “cats and dogs”— the seemingly incurable psychotics resistant to all treatment and far beyond hope.

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LEELANAU BY KAYAK covers the perimeter of the peninsula in 14 day trips, 16 of Leelanau’s inland lakes, and all 3 rivers.

LEELANAU BY KAYAK includes directions, maps, strategies, history and information on area rentals.

PHOTOS and MAPS on every page.

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HUSTLE ‘TIL IT HAPPENS provides great guidance, and the right amount of motivation, to help anyone define their goals, develop the disciplines to achieve them, and recognize that they have the power within themselves to make their dreams a reality. If you’re feeling stuck, or not living the life you want to live, pick up this book and start taking action today.”

ANGIE MORGAN, New York Times best-selling author of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success and Leading from the Front

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SEPARATED LITERALLY A WORLD APART, this mother and daughter were each brokenhearted from different forms of abandonment by their biological mothers. Similarly, each have (or had) to face life-threatening diseases. Joined through a series of miracles to become adoptive mother and daughter, they were each made emotionally whole again. The two now live happily together in paradise with their large, loving family.

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Adult Fiction

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Abigail’s Exchange is the inspiring story of a young lady who comes of age in the late 1800s in Baltimore, Maryland. Raised to own and manage a candy shop, which is left in her hands following tragedy, she struggles with her career and her wedding vows when she finds herself locked in the stranglehold of a difficult marriage. In Abigail’s life, the reversals of fortune continually strike suddenly and unexpectedly, and at her lowest point, she watches her good intentions turn into unspeakable calamity. But, this is not the end of the story, for there is yet another reversal – a final, terrific tale of bravery, shrewdness, and unfaltering resilience. This story will resonate with women and men who are trying to navigate through real life with grace and honor.

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Plagued by unanswered questions about her origins, Bree is drawn to the Sleeping Bear Dunes area and moves there. She meets Denver and a relationship develops between them. She also meets a man claiming to be her birth father. Things seem to be going great.One day, while on Lake Michigan with a storm brewing, Bree realizes, too late, that things aren’t always as they seem. She finds herself and those she loves in a battle for their lives. Survival seems to be just out of reach.

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The Wolfkeeper immerses us into the harshness of northern Michigan winters, the wind howling, the waters surrounding the peninsula covered with ice beneath the swirling snow. They acquaint us with the flora and fauna from the cherry trees and morel mushrooms to wolves, lake trout and salmon.

Lewis’s prose is a formidable instrument. It can be poetic. Or darkly humorous. Or passionate in a compellingly understated way. This slim volume collects and preserves the work of this gifted writer.

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“The case is cold, the leads are dry, the cops care more about watching football and the chief suspect has disappeared.”

“Conrad North is hiding something, and he’s scared Russo has found him out.”

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“A SMASHING MURDER MYSTERY FEATURING A QUICK-WITTED PROTAGONIST. ...CUTTER’S RAZOR-SHARP DIALOGUE IN THE COURTROOM (IS) TRULY UNFORGETTABLE.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS

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“If you like good tales of the shadowy, often hard-edged world of counter- terrorism, read Mike4! Written by a veteran of ‘the community,’ it will teach while it entertains.”

GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL

In this suspense-filled thriller, Seeger takes his readers on a voyage of discovery across a dangerous, clandestine world he knows so well. His own experience in special ops add unmatched granularity and reality to a fast-paced, terrific yarn.

MILT BEARDEN

“JR Seeger has written the heart and soul of person who must make hard decisions at the hardest moment, often in a world of grey, of lies, while in the search for a truth. Her struggle to maintain her humanity is drawn straight from the street, from the field, which Seeger knows better than anyone.”

DOUG STANTON

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THE FIRST TWO VOLUMNS IN THE ACCLAIMED CASTOR FAMILY TRILOGY

THE VETERAN

“An ornate, gruesome, and rigorously crafted Civil War novel.”

— Kirkus Reviews

BROTHERHOOD OF IRON

“A sharp, immersive family drama played out against the ravages of war.”

— Kirkus Reviews

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A perennial bestselling northern Michigan mystery series.

Stander’s Cedar County with its haunting sand dunes, woodlands, and Lake Michigan— alternately raging and serene—shape and shade every character on the canvas.—Northern Express

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A wounded vet returns home
His high-school sweetheart has never left A secret looms large between them
In a small town that doesn’t like secrets.

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Wemlinger gets it. The nimbleness of our armed forces is as important today as its fire power. Operation Light Switch is a great read. Enjoyed it from cover to cover.

—Mike Kelleher, Brigadier General, US Army (Ret)

Operation Light Switch proves the importance of why we are all told today, “If you see something, say something.”

—Thomas E. Johnson, Colonel, US Army (Ret)

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For over three decades, Rock Graham has carried the physical and emotional scars from a tour in Vietnam. He is a decorated war hero, but guilt from what happened one dark night in a steaming southeast Asia jungle is always lying in ambush, waiting for an unguarded moment to set his demons free. When he tries to find solitude at a cottage on Lake Michigan in the dead of winter, a chance encounter on the desolate, frozen shoreline changes his life forever.

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Children’s Books

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“Harry and the Hurricane ... combines some whimsical elements with real fear, and an excellent amount of local history.” —John Allen, Executive Director, Coral Gables Museum

“Read it with your kids!” —Anne-Marie Oomen, Next Generation Indie Award for Memoir and co-author of illustrated tale in poems, The Lake Michigan Mermaid

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A Christmas tree is brought into Aiden’s home with great pomp and ceremony. It lights up the darkness of winter, fills the home with a cold piney scent, glistens with ornaments and is the protector of all gifts beneath it.

Aiden’s Tree is the story of a Michigan fir — from seedling to Christmas tree to a marker on the Mackinac Ice Bridge and more.

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In this fable, a poor northern Michigan fisherman catches a magic fish. When he tells his wife that he released the fish without asking for a reward, she makes it clear that what the fisherman’s wife wants, the fisherman’s wife gets.

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The Sleeping Bear Wakes Up
is a sequel to the famous Native American legend. This book, with its beautiful illustrations, is sure to be a timeless favorite.

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Eight-year-old Henry dreaded visiting Nana in her new home. She wasn’t fun like she used to be. But maybe, Henry thought, today would be different and the old Nana would be back.

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LESSON OF THE LARK is a moving one-sit, historical fiction, picture book for children and teens.

The Teacher Resources provided include: Vocabulary Terms, Vocabulary Test, Comprehension Study Guide, Comprehension Test,The Illustrations...A Closer Look, Essay Questions, Video Link References, and Test Keys.

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POETRY

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A collection of Northern Michigan and
Upper Peninsula-inspired tales and short stories, poetry and beautiful photography.

Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition captures
a balance between the enthusiastic retelling
of Up North tales and reflections and creative interpretations in poetry, highlighted by stunning and unique Northern Michigan and UP photography.

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