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Help choose the new poet laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

2016-10-09-15-44-13You can help choose the next Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula! In 2017, a new Poet Laureate of the U.P. will be named for a two-year term. To serve as Laureate, the nominee must have a strong connection to the Upper Peninsula and agree to promote an appreciation of poetry and the region during their tenure. 

The final nominees for Poet Laureate of the U.P. were chosen by the public; out of a list of 17 names, the following six received the majority of votes. Congrats to all!

Martin Achatz

Sally Brunk
Kathleen Heideman
Kathleen Carlton Johnson
Beverly Matherne
Saara Myrene Raappana

The new Poet Laureate will be selected by public vote, as well. Check back soon for the start of the official voting period at http://www.readwritelive.org/poet-laureate-of-the-up.html.

BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER

screenshot-2016-11-28-15-02-03MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER 2016

1) Nicole Curtis, Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me) (Artisan Books/Workman Publishing Company)

2) Landis Lain, Baby’s Daddy (Brown Girl Books)

3) Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines (Revised Edition) (Harper Perennial)

4) Kristin Bartley Lenz, The Art of Holding on and Letting Go (Elephant Rock Productions)

5) Tom Stanton, Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press)

6) Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963 (Yearling Books/Charles Scribner’s Sons)

7) Dave Coverly, Night of the Living Shadows: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure (Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan)

8) Kristina Riggle, Vivian in Red (Polis Books)

9) Vince Flynn, Order to Kill: A Mitch Rapp Novel (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)

10) John U. Bacon, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football (St. Martin’s Press)

 U.P. BESTSELLER LIST FOR OCTOBER 2016

1) Joy Morgan Dey, agate (Lake Superior Port Cities)

2) Eric Sevareid, Canoeing with the Cree: A 2,250-Mile voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay (Borealis Books)

3) Margaret Noodin, Weweni: poems in Anishinaabemowin and English (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

3) Gerald Wykes, A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

5) Jerry Dennis, Canoeing Michigan Rivers: A Comprehensive Guide to 45 Rivers (Completely Revised & Updated) (Thunder Bay Press)

6) Betsy Bowen, Tracks in the Wild (University of Minnesota Press) [tie]

6) Beatrice H. Castle, The Grand Island Story (John M. Longyear Research Library) [tie]

6) Ron Strickland, The North Country Trail: The Best Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips on America’s Longest National Scenic Trail (University of Michigan Press) [tie]

6) Anton Treuer, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Borealis Books) [tie]

10) Mardi Link, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press)

The Michigan Best Seller List for October 2016, compiled by Ron Riekki from eleven Michigan bookstores: The Book Beat in Oak Park, www.thebookbeat.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Dog Ears Books in Northport, www.dogearsbooks.net/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Munising, fallingrockcafe.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, http://www.pagesbkshop.com/; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com; and Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos,schulerbooks.com.  These stores support Michigan books, authors, and publishers.

 

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Michigan bestseller list for September 2016

GREAT LAKES REVIEW MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR SEP 2016

screenshot-2016-10-10-09-00-161) Kristin Bartley Lenz, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go (Elephant Rock Books/Elephant Rock Productions)

2) Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America (Brazos Press/Baker Publishing Group)

3) Peter Ho Davies, The Fortunes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4) Kelly DiPucchio, Everyone Loves Cupcake (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

5) Brynne Barnes, Books Do Not Have Wings (Sleeping Bear Press)

6) Tom Rath, StrengthFinders 2.0 (Gallup Press)

7) Akhil Reed Amar, The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era (Basic Books/Hachette Book Group)

8) Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (Doubleday Knopf)

9) Bill Ayers, Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto (Haymarket Books)

10) Kelly DiPucchio, Dragon Was Terrible (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

11) Deb Diesen, Pout-Pout Fish (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

12) David Hollister, Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Move (McGraw-Hill Education)

13) Viola Shipman, Charm Bracelet (Thomas Dunne Books)

14) Kristina Riggle, Vivian in Red (Polis Books)

15) Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising (Pantheon/Knopf Doubleday)

 

GREAT LAKES REVIEW U.P. BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR SEP 2016

1) Nancy Coco, All You Need is Fudge: A Candy-Coated Mystery with Recipes (Kensington Publishing Corp)

2) William Kent Krueger, Manitou Canyon: A Novel (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)

3) Josh MacIvor-Andersen, On Heights & Hunger (Outpost 19)

4) Jerry Dennis, The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan)

5) John Smolens, “Wolf’s Mouth” (Michigan State University Press)

6) Steve Hamilton, A Cold Day in Paradise (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan)

7) Duffy Brown, Geared for the Grave: a cycle path mystery (Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Books)

8) Duffy Brown, Braking for Bodies: a cycle path mystery (Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Books) [tie]

8) Eric Sevareid, Canoeing with the Cree (Borealis Books/Minnesota Historical Society Press) [tie]

8) James Magnuson, Agate Hunting Made Easy: How to Really Find Lake Superior Agates (Adventure Publications) [tie]

11) Denise Brennan-Nelson, Talullah, Mermaid of the Great Lakes (Sleeping Bear Press) [tie]

11) Loren Graham, A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [tie]

11) Mardi Link, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand (University of Michigan Press) [tie]

14) Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday)

15) Margaret Noodin, Weweni: Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

15) Abe Sauer, Goodnight Loon (University of Minnesota Press) [tie]

The Michigan Bestseller Lists and U.P. Bestseller List for September 2016, consists of seventeen participating Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Book Beat in Oak Park, www.thebookbeat.com; Dog Eared Books in Northport, http://www.dogearedbooks.com/; Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising, http://fallingrockcafe.com/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Island Bookstore in Mackinac City and on Mackinac Island, http://www.islandbookstore.com/; Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com/; Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo, http://www.michigannews.biz/; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, http://www.pagesbkshop.com/; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord,www.saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com.; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, http://www.snowboundbooks.com/.

BESTSELLER LIST FOR JULY

 MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JULY 2016

1) Mel Boring, Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine (Henry Holt and Co.)

2) Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 (Laurel-Leaf)

3) Daniel Silva, The Black Widow (Harper)

4) Amy Young, A Unicorn Named Sparkle (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

5) Tom Stanton, Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press) [last month #1]

6) Alison DeCamp, My Near-Death Adventures: I Almost Died. Again. (Crown Books for Young Readers)

7) Angela Flournoy, The Turner House: A Face_In_rockNovel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) [last month #9]

8) Viola Shipman, The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books) [last month #13]

9) Loren Graham, A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #8]

10) Steve Hamilton, The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA) [last month #3]

11) Deborah Diesen, The Pout-Pout Fish (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

12) Bonnie Jo Campbell, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)

13) Shannon Gibney, See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner Publishing Group)

14) Stan Tekeila, Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications) [last month #11]

15) Alison DeCamp, My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers)

15) Travis Mulhauser, Sweetgirl: A Novel (Ecco Press/HarperCollins Publishers)

 

UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JULY 2016

1) Alison DeCamp, My Near-Death Adventures: I Almost Died. Again. (Crown Books for Young Readers)

2) Steve Hamilton, The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA) [last month #1]

3) Loren Graham, A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [last month #2]

4) Aimée Bissonette, North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

4) Abe Sauer, Goodnight Loon (University of Minnesota Press) [last month #6]

6) John Smolens, Wolf’s Mouth: A Novel (Michigan State University Press) [last month #13]

7) Alison DeCamp, My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers) [last month #5]

8) Mardi Link, The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance (Grand Central Publishing)

9) Jerry Dennis, The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Press) [last month #8]

10) Mardi Link, Wicked Takes the Witness Stand: A Tale of Murder and Twisted Deceit in Northern Michigan (University of Michigan Press)

11) Mardi Link, When Evil Came to Good Hart: ‘an up north Michigan cold case’ (The University of Michigan Press)

12) Molly Beth Griffin, Rhoda’s Rock Hunt (Minnesota Historical Society Press) [last month #10]

13) Charlie LeDuff, Detroit: An American Autopsy (Penguin Books)

14) Michael Delp and M.L. Liebler, Bob Seger’s House and other Stories (Wayne State University Press) [last month #14]

14) Holling C. Holling, Paddle-to-the-Sea (Sandpiper Books)

The Michigan Best Seller List and Upper Peninsula Bestseller List for July consists of 18 participating Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs,facebook.com/btcbookstore; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in Munising, http://fallingrockcafe.com/; Island Bookstore in Mackinac City and on Mackinac Island, http://www.islandbookstore.com/; Kazoo Books in north Kalamazoo and south Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com/; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo, http://www.michigannews.biz/; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, http://www.pagesbkshop.com/; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Okemos, schulerbooks.com.; and Snowbound Books in Marquette,http://www.snowboundbooks.com/.

 

Michigan’s U.P. poet laureate shares top 10 books from Superior country

ScarpinoTo celebrate the release of, What the Willow Said as It Fell, the new book from Andrea Scarpino, we asked the Upper Peninsula’s poet laureate what her top ten poetry books are with ties to the U.P.

1. A Story of America Goes Walking by Saara Myrene Raappana and Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton (an absolutely wonderful brand new collaboration of poetry and visual images)

2. In the Land We Imagined Ourselves by Jonathan Johnson

3. Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, edited by Ronald Riekki

4. Errata by Lisa Fay Coutley

5. Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now, edited by Grace Chaillier and Rebecca Tavernini

6. Small Enterprise by Mary Biddinger

7. Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever by Saara Myrene Raappana

8. How to End Up by Jennifer A. Howard (technically, this is a chapbook of short short stories, but it reads like poetry, and I just love it)

9. Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged by Russell Thorburn (Russ is the first poet laureate of the UP, and this is my favorite of his collections)

10. Light as Sparrows by Jillena Rose

Scarpino’s book-length poem, out now from Red Hen Press, “bears witness to the body as a site of loss, to chronic pain as an all-encompassing experience, and to the mythological and medical ways we understand the body as it is continually created and lost,” according to the publisher.

“(It) asks the reader to sit with and inside the body’s many losses, to grow comfortable and restless in its vagaries, and to acknowledge the myriad ways the body shapes and informs our lives,” the publisher said in a press release. “Incorporating found poetry, including from her own medical records, and the ash and willow tree as mythological figures, Scarpino writes with lyric intensity from a place of resistance and questioning as she tries to describe, understand, and record chronic pain as a growing epidemic.”

Find the book here.

 

 

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR JUNE

Screenshot 2016-07-19 15.41.48MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JUNE 2016

1) Tom Stanton–Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press)

2) Allison Leotta–Last Good Girl: A Novel (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)

3) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books)

4) Terry McMillan–I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel (Crown Publishing Group)

5) David Maraniss–Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster)

6) Katie Dalebout–Let It Out: a journey through journaling (Hay House)

7) Julie Lawson Timmer–Untethered: A Novel (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

8) Loren Graham–A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

9) Angela Flournoy–The Turner House: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

10) Patricia Abbott–Shot in Detroit (Polis Books)

11) Stan Tekeila–Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications)

12) Mary Emerick–The Geography of Water (University of Alaska Press)

13) Viola Shipman–The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Macmillan/Thomas Dunne Books)

14) David Means–Hystopia: A Novel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

15) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

 

UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR JUNE 2016

1) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA)

2) Loren Graham–A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press)

3) Mary Emerick–The Geography of Water (University of Alaska Press)

4) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

5) Alison DeCamp–My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) (Crown Books for Young Readers)

6) Abe Sauer–Good Night Loon (University of Minnesota Press)

7) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy (Lyons Press)

8) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Press) [tie]

8) L.E. Kimball–Seasonal Roads (Wayne State University Press) [tie]

10) Molly Beth Griffin–Rhoda’s Rock Hunt (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

11) DeLorme Mapping Company—Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer (DeLorme Publishing)

12) Jim Harrison—The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press)

13) John Smolens—Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press)

14) Bonnie Jo Campbell–American Salvage: Stories (Wayne State University Press)

14) Michael Delp and M.L. Liebler—Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories (Wayne State University Press)

14) Steve Hamilton–A Cold Day in Paradise (St. Martin’s Press)

 

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MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST FOR MAY

Screenshot 2016-06-20 20.13.09MAY 2016 MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP TWENTY

1) Darcy Woods–Summer of Supernovas (The Crown Publishing Group)

2) Rachel DeWoskin–Blind (Viking Children’s Books/Penguin Books USA)

3) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA)

4) Viola Shipman–The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Macmillan/Thomas Dunne Books) [last month #14]

5) Victor J. Strecher–Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything (HarperOne/HarperCollins Publishers)

6) Shaka Senghor–Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison (Convergent Books/Penguin Random House Company)

7) Angela Flournoy–The Turner House: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) [last month #1]

8) Stan Tekiela–Birds of Michigan Field Guide (Adventure Publications) [last month #4]

9) Doreen Cronin–Bloom (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon and Schuster)

10) Nathan Bomey–Detroit Resurrected: To Bankruptcy and Back (W.W. Norton & Company)

11) Desiree Cooper–Know the Mother: stories (Wayne State University Press)

12) Bonnie Jo Campbell–Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company) [last month #7]

13) M.L. Liebler–I Want to Be Once: Poems (Wayne State University Press)

14) Nevada Barr–Boar Island: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Macmillan/Minotaur Books)

15) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery  (Lyons Press) [last month #3]

16) DeLorme Mapping Company–Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer (DeLorme Mapping Company)

17) Steve Hamilton–A Cold Day in Paradise (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press)

18) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #2]

19) Ed Shenkman–I Went to the Party in Kalamazoo (Commonwealth Editions)

20) Paula McLain–Circling the Sun: A Novel (Random House)

 

MAY 2016 UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP TEN

1) Steve Hamilton–The Second Life of Nick Mason (G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Books USA)

2) Nevada Barr–Boar Island: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Macmillan/Minotaur Books)

3) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press) [last month #2]

4) DeLorme Mapping Company–Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer (DeLorme Mapping Company)

5) Steve Hamilton–A Cold Day in Paradise (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press)

6) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #1]

7) John Smolens–Wolf’s Mouth: A Novel (Michigan State University Press)

8) Duffy Brown–Braking for Bodies: a cycle path mystery (Berkeley Publishing Group/Penguin Books USA) [last month #10] [tied]

8) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) [tied]

10) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Island Seas (St. Martin’s Press)

The May Michigan Bestseller List is for books about Michigan topics, written by Michigan authors, or published by Michigan publishers, compiled by Ron Riekki, from fifteen Michigan bookstores: Battle Creek Books in Battle Creek, www.battlecreekbooks.com/; Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Book Beat in Oak Park,
www.thebookbeat.com/shop/contact_us.php; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Dog Ears Books in Northport, www.dogearsbooks.net/; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Michigan News Agency in Kalamazoo,www.michigannews.biz/; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; Pages Bookshop in Detroit, www.pagesbkshop.com/; Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Okemos, schulerbooks.com; and Snowbound Books in Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com.

Michigan bestseller list for April 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 1.44.20 PMMICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR APRIL 2016

1) Angela Flournoy–The Turner House: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

2) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #2]

3) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press) [last month #7]

4) Stan Tekiela–Birds of Michigan: Field Guide (Adventure Publications)

5) Ernest Hemingway–The Sun Also Rises (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

6) Kathy-Jo Wargin–The Legend of Leelanau (Sleeping Bear Press) [tied]

6) Kathy-Jo Wargin–S is for Sleeping Bear Dunes: A National Lakeshore Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press) [tied]

8) Juan Cole–The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East (Simon & Schuster) [tied]

8) Grace Tiffany–Gunpowder Percy: A Novel (Bagwyn Books) [tied]

10) Jack Clifford–The Least Likely to Succeed (Lone Wolf Press)

11) Bonnie Jo Campbell–Mothers–Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)

12) Diane Seuss–Four-Legged Girl: poems (Graywolf Press)

13) Jim Harrison–The Big Seven (Grove Press) [last month #10]

14) Viola Shipman–The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books) [last month #1)

15) Rae Blackledge–25 stylish knitted slippers: fun designs for clogs, moccasins, boots, animal slippers, loafers, & more (Stackpole Books)

 

UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15 FOR APRIL 2016

1) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #1]

2) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press) [last month #2]

3) Ernest Hemingway–The Sun Also Rises (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

4) Jim Harrison–The Big Seven (Grove Press) [last month #3]

5) Jerry Dennis–The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan)

6) Bonnie Jo Campbell—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)

7) Mary Emerick–The Geography of Water (University of Alaska Press)

8) Aimee Bissonette–North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press)

9) Ellen Airgood–The Education of Ivy Blake (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Books USA)

10) Duffy Brown–Braking for Bodies: a cycle path mystery (Berkeley Publishing Group/Penguin Books USA) [tied]

10) Loren R. Graham–A Face in the Rock: The Tale of a Grand Island Chippewa (University of California Press) [tied]

12) William Durbin–Song of Sampo Lake (University of Minnesota Press) [tied]

12) Jim Harrison–True North (Grove Press) [tied]

14) Jim Harrison–Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press) [last month #8] [tied]

14) Jim Harrison–Returning to Earth: A Novel (Grove Press) [tied]

14) Howard Webkamigad–Ottawa Stories from the Springs: anishinaabe dibaadjimowinan wodi gaa binjibaamigak wodi mookodjiwong e zhinikaadek (Michigan State University Press) [tied]

The Michigan Bestseller List for April includes fifteen Michigan stores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs, facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising, www.fallingrockcafe.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in north Kalamazoo and south Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com/; McLean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, mcleanandeakin.com; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; North Wind Books in Hancock, bookstore.finlandia.edu; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com, Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Okemos, schulerbooks.com, Snowbound Books in Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com.  (Bookstores wanting to add onto participation for the Michigan Bestseller List and Upper Peninsula Bestseller List can contact twitter @RonRiekki.)

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Michigan bestseller list for March 2016

MARCH MICHIGAN BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 5.11.28 PM1) Viola Shipman–The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (Thomas Dunne Books)

2) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #1]

3) Andy Mozina–Contrary Motion: A Novel (Spiegel & Grau/Random House Books)

4) Doreen Cronin–Bloom (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon & Schuster)

5) Tom Rath–Strengths Based Leadership: Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow (Gallup Press)

6) Denise Brennan-Nelson–Leopold the Lion (Sleeping Bear Press) [last month #3]

7) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press) [last month #7]

8) Jody Valley–Twisted Minds (Bella Books)

9) Todd E. Robinson–A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Temple University Press)

10) Jim Harrison–The Big Seven (Grove Press)

11) Brad Meltzer–Heroes for My Daughter (HarperCollins Publishers)

12) John Smolens–Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press) [last month #2]

13) Brad Meltzer–Heroes for My Son (HarperCollins Publishers) [tie]

13) Kristen Remenar–Groundhog’s Dilemma (Charlesbridge Publishing) [tie]

13) Steve L. Robbins–What If: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue (Nicholas Brealey America) [tie]

 

MARCH UPPER PENINSULA BESTSELLER LIST TOP 15

1) Jim Harrison–The Ancient Minstrel (Grove Press) [last month #1]

2) Joseph Heywood–Buckular Dystrophy: A Woods Cop Mystery (Lyons Press) [last month #3]

3) Jim Harrison–The Big Seven (Grove Press) [last month #5]

4) John Smolens–Wolf’s Mouth (Michigan State University Press) [last month #2]

5) Alison DeCamp–My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) (Crown Books for Young Readers)

6) John Fortunato–Dark Reservations: A Mystery (Minotaur Books)

7) Emily St. John Mandel–Station Eleven: A Novel (Knopf Doubleday) [last month #6]

8) Jim Harrison–Dead Man’s Float (Copper Canyon Press) [last month #4]

9) John Smolens–Fire Point: A Novel of Suspense (Three Rivers Press/The Crown Publishing Group)

10) Thomas Funke–50 Hikes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks from Ironwood to St. Ignace (Countryman Press)

11) Mikel B. Clausen–Teddy Roosevelt & the Marquette Libel Trial (The History Press) [tie]

11) Steve Hamilton–Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel (Macmillan) [tie]

11) Russell M. Magnaghi–Upper Peninsula Beer: A History of Brewing Above the Bridge (Arcadia Publishing) [tie]

11) Michael McDonnell–Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America (Hill & Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux) [last month #8] [tie]

15) Ron Riekki–Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press)

The Michigan Bestseller List for March includes twelve Michigan bookstores: Between the Covers in Harbor Springs,facebook.com/btcbookstore; Blue Frog Books in Howell, bluefrogbooksandmore.com; Bookbug in Kalamazoo, bookbugkalamazoo.com; Great Lakes Books & Supply in Big Rapids, greatlakesbook.com; Kazoo Books in north Kalamazoo and south Kalamazoo, kazoobooks.com/; Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor, nicolasbooks.com; Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, www.saturnbooksellers.com, Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Okemos, schulerbooks.com, and Snowbound Books in Marquette, www.snowboundbooks.com.

Issue 6 available half off for a short time: $5, cheap!

For a short time, we will be offering Issue 6 at a discounted price of $5 plus shipping.

The issue includes poetry, fiction and drama from Michael Zadoorian, Ron Riekki, Dianne Borsenik, Craig Cotter, Michael Steinberg, Devin Murphy, Grace Epstein, Daniel Perry, Emily Kathryn Utter, Chris Pannell, Eugene Ostashevsky, Robert James Russell, Donald G. Evans & Carolyn Saper, Zachary Lee, Brigit Kelly Young, Michael Dunwoody, Dylan Weir, Terence Huber, Kathe Gray, Mary Hawley, Amorak Huey, Lynn Pattison, Mark Ramirez and Janeen Pergrin Rastall.

You can send a check made out to John Counts for $8 to the following address:

Great Lakes Review
P.O. Box 361
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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