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Discussion with Michigan Author John Smolens

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Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm John Smolens Join us for an evening with Michigan author John Smolens to celebrate the re-release of three of his early novels, Cold, Fire Point and Invisible World by Michigan State University Press. Smolens has been described as “…that rare and gifted writer who can capture both our exterior and interior worlds with equal dexterity, grace, and power” by Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog. If you have not read him yet, here is a wonderful opportunity to visit some of his best writing. John was a professor in the English Department at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan where he started in 1996. He taught a variety of writing fiction workshops at the graduate and undergraduate level; he has also taught Good Books, Composition, and writing workshops devoted to Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, and Travel Writing. Smolens has published ten works of fiction, including Quarantine, The Schoolmaster's Daughter, and Wolf's Mouth. Books: Cold Internationally acclaimed, Cold takes us deep into a harsh, frozen world, where love, greed, and the promise of a second chance compel six people toward a chilling and inevitable reckoning. In the frozen reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, fierce winter storms hit without warning. The white opacity of one such blizzard allows Norman Haas to walk away from his prison work detail... Fire Point At nineteen, Hannah LeClaire already has a reputation in the village of Whitefish Harbor, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is given to solitary walks along the shore of Lake Superior, and on a cold April day she meets Martin Reed, who has just moved north from Chicago to renovate a dilapidated house he has inherited. Hannah immediately realizes that Martin, who is ten years her senior, is also an outcast and quite unlike anyone she has ever met. A story of love, vengeance, and renewal, Fire Point depicts the young couple's attempt to rebuild their lives. The Invisible World The Invisible World portrays how a remarkable family is indelibly marred by one of the darkest conspiracy theories in American history: the gunman on the grassy knoll. Boston journalist Sam Adams suspects that his father may have been the unidentified gunman in the JFK assassination. True or not, Sam is certain that his father, the elusive John Adams, is responsible for his sister Abigail's tortured life of drugs, prostitution, and the conviction that she is a descendant of Salem witches, as well as the strange circumstances that surround his mother's final hours. After Sam's mother dies and is cremated, her ashes are stolen. Believing that his father is responsible, Sam pursues the man he has not seen in years. He discovers that he is not the only one searching for his father--federal agents, a disgraced politician, a retired Boston cop, and several journalists join the chase.
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