Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 19, 2012

Books in Brief: 08/19/2012


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Author signs book

Glen Arbor — Kalamazoo author Bonnie Jo Campbell will sign her book "Once Upon a River" at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at the Cottage Book Shop, 5989 Lake St. If unable to attend, call 334-4223 for a signed copy.

Talk on chickadees

Interlochen — Bill Smith, author of "Chickadees At Night," will talk about his book Thursday, Aug. 23, as part of Interlochen Public Library's Lunch and Learn Program.

Lunch will be served at noon at the library, 9700 Riley Road, followed by Smith's program at 12:45 p.m. Lunch reservations are required; call 922-4911. For details, call 276-6767 or visit

Book set in Arcadia

Kingsley — Author Mary Pickens' debut novel, "For All of Our Days," is a love story set in Arcadia.

Pickens will visit the Kingsley Library, 213 S. Brownson, on Thursday, Aug. 23, for a reading, book discussion and signing at 5:30 p.m.

Trip has room

Kalkaska — There is room available on the Sept. 16-22 "Golden Isles of Georgia" trip sponsored by the Kalkaska County Commission on Aging.

The $595 per person cost is based on double occupancy. It includes six nights lodging, six breakfasts, three full-course dinners, guided tours and more. For details, call the Commission on Aging, 258-5030.

Campfire stories

Mancelona — Read about how Starvation Lake may have gotten its name in Don Riehl's recently published book "The Legends of Starvation Lake."

Riehl has lived at Starvation Lake for almost 50 summers. He chose four of the best stories about how the lake got its name told around beach campfires and fictionalized them. The book is available at Horizon Books in Traverse City and the Lil' Country Store on Starvation Lake Road.