Smolens hold ‘Out’ book release
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites patrons to award-winning author John Smolens release of his new book “Out,” the sequel to “Cold,” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
Beginning where “Cold” ends, “Out” finds DelMaki recovering from surgery in his house deep in the woods of the Upper Peninsula.
Still haunted by his wife’s death, he finds he doesn’t have the solitude to mourn as a blizzard sends numerous refugees his way. First there is the pregnant physical therapist, later joined by her two lovers and finally a Finnish woman. When a power outage, fallen tree, and fire make it impossible to stay in his house, they set off through the woods, where once again human nature fights with nature for survival.
John Smolens, professor emeritus of English at Northern Michigan University where he received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006, is the author of numerous books including “The Schoolmaster’s Daughter,” “The Anarchist,” and “Fire Point.”
His writings also have been published in various magazines and newspapers including Writer’s Market, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. In 2010, he received the Michigan Author of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association.
After the presentation, there will be the opportunity for book sales and signings with Snowbound Books. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Elba Morse group meets Thursday
MARQUETTE — The Elba Morse group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Hope United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., at the church’s annual salad luncheon.
All retired nurses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Spring Salad Spree held Thursday
MARQUETTE — Marquette Hope First Methodist Church will again host its annual Spring Salad Spree from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
This popular all-you-can-eat buffet is $10 and take-outs are available. The barrier-free church is located at 111 E. Ridge St. in Marquette.
All proceeds from this luncheon go to support local charitable needs.
Bookstore Day events planned
MARQUETTE — On April 27, Snowbound Books is hosting a full day of festivities in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day and its 35th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All are welcome.
Snowbound is located at 118 N. Third St. in downtown Marquette.
Regional authors will on hand for personal conversation and book signings, light refreshments, prizes and surprises.
Visit Snowboundbooks.com for more information.