The Portage District Library is celebrating Michigan authors. From an in depth look at the effects of Alzheimer's on a marriage, to the mean streets of Detroit, and Medieval misadventures, check out who's behind some of the acclaimed novels. Join the library for the Michigan Pride Author Series for great conversation and Q&A, plus books to purchase and light refreshments.

  • Bancroft Press
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    Deborah Carol Gang

    September 17th - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    The Half Life of Everything, Deborah Carol Gang's first novel, finds a married couple facing an Alzheimer's diagnosis. Finding love, mourning it's loss, and finding love again, David and Kate's story rides the waves the insidious disease leaves in its wake. Goodreads.com, contributor Wendy said, quote, "a lovely and complicated story that so many have to deal with. (Deborah Carol Gang's) writing is both comforting and provocative."

  • Soho Press
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    Stephen Mack Jones

    October 1st - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Born in Lansing and currently residing in Farmington Hills, Stephen Mack Jones is an award-winning playwright, and recipient of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He followed the success of his debut novel, August Snowwith Lives Laid Awayboth of which follow an ex-cop in Detroit who serves up some vigilante justice in Mexicantown.

  • Monarch Books
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    Mel Starr

    October 15th - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    The acclaimed The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton follow the medieval misadventures of a surgeon through 11 published novels. Join Kalamazoo born author Mel Starr as he reads from his twelfth installment, Without a Trace and answers questions about writing and historical accuracy. Without a Trace will be available September 20th.