Summary: Ten stories mostly set in Michigan's northern lower peninsula, a landscape as gorgeous as it is severe. If at times the situations in these stories appear hopeless, the characters nonetheless, and even against seemingly impossible odds, dare to hope. These fictional individuals are so compassionately rendered that they can hardly help but be, in the hands of this writer, not only redeemed but...
Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2017
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Driscoll
Summary: The essays approach Michigan at the atomic level. This is a place where weather patterns and ecology matter. Farmers, miners, shippers, and loggers have built (or lost) their livelihood on Michigan's nature-what could and could not be made out of our elements. From freshwater lakes that have shaped the ground beneath our feet to the industrial ebb and flow of iron ore and wind power-ours is a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2018
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 810.8 Oomen 2019
Summary: As a young girl growing up in an affluent suburb bordering Detroit, Alice Townley witnesses a tragic accident at her parentś lavish party. In the years that follow, Alice is left mostly in the care of the household staff, free to forge friendships with other pampered and damaged teens. When she and her friend Mike decide to pin a crime on another student at their exclusive high school, the...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2015
Copies Available at Suttons Bay1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Fordon
Contents: Keeping order -- Incomer -- Costumes -- Living together -- Travelogue -- It's going to be all right -- The ark -- Migrating -- When the children grow up -- Hautala country -- Icy miracles -- Keeping your place.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2013