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Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Our good friend Jacqueline Carey just published
a book called Kushiel's Dart, Piers Anthony, the legendary Science
Fantasty writer reviewed and quoted -- "This is a considerable
story, beautifully written. It's a book the reader can live in
for a while, and be sorry to leave, the best fantasy I've read
in years." Jacqueline is having a reading at the Saugatuck Women's
club on June 27th at 7:00 p.m. You can read more about the author
and the book on her website at http://www.jacquelinecarey.com/.
Ruin & Recovery,
Michigan's Rise as a Conservation Leader by Dave Dempsey
Blue Rhino Books & Other Necessities welcomes
Dave Dempsey, policy advisor for the Michigan Environmental Council,
who will be discussing the Kalamazoo River and his new book "Ruin & Recovery,
Michigan's Rise as a Conservation Leader." A review by Blue Rhino
owner David Swan states, "A very engaging book on the environmental
history of Michigan. If someone asked for a history of Michigan,
this is the first book I would place in their hands." The reading
is free of charge and takes place on Saturday, September 8 at
7:30 pm at 131 Mason - downtown Saugatuck in the Old Post Office
Shop. For further info call 616-857-4553. As an added footnote,
David's book pick of the month is "This Organic Life: Confessions
of a Suburban Homesteader," by Joan Dye Gussow.
Guide to Indiana by Michael Martone
The official book selection by Bill Galligan from
the Old Post Office Shop/Blue Rhino Books & Other Necessities: "The
Blue Guide to Indiana" by Michael Martone. Take a whimsical tour
of Indiana with author Michael Martone, from a recipe for Pork
Cake to the Tomb of Orville Redenbacher (after all, Valparaiso
actually does have a Popcorn Festival--proof that truth is stranger
than satire). This tongue-in-cheek tour guide is a wry look at
the Hoosier State and travel guides.
by Sandra Steingraber
This months official book selection is from our
Saugatuck friend, local writer, editor, and poet Alison Swan.
Her pick is "Having Faith" by biologist and writer Sandra Steingraber.
This poignant memoir of her pregnancy blends intimacy, science,
and personal transformation with revealing information about
the environmental hazards facing pregnant women today. "Poetry
and science combine in a lyrical celebration and a passionate
call to arms."
Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
This months' official book selection is from Bill
Galligan. Bill's pick is "The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis," selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy.
This is a wonderful way to introduce (or reintroduce) you and
your family to the enjoyment of poetry. Intended to intrigue
and delight, these selections will brighten your holidays. Read
quietly or aloud, they're a welcome addition to a celebratory
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