Midwest Book Review on “Yooper Ale Trails” by Stott and Classen

Yooper ale trails craft breweries and breweries of michigan's upper peninsula.

Synopsis: With the publication of “Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” by Jon C. Stott and Mikel B. Classen, beer and ale enthusiasts can visit the 29 unique craft breweries and brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Choose from among eight different Ale Trails for your…

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Midwest Book Review on Indians and Other Misnomers of the Upper Great Lakes by Phil Bellfy

Small Press Bookwatch: September 2023 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 The Native American Studies Shelf Synopsis: No less than 27 out of the 50 states’ names in the USA are based in Native American languages. Additionally, six out of 13 of Canada’s…

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Ellen Lord’s chapbook Relative Sanity reflects on life in Northern Michigan with poems of loss, longing, betrayal, and forgiveness

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s544/audio/2023/08/int-ellenlordwalloon-final.mp3 Click on the player above to listen to Ellen Lord’s interview Michigan native Ellen Lord has released her first chapbook, Relative Sanity, which features her elegiac and nature-centered poetry. Currently residing in Charlevoix County, Ellen has an Upper Peninsula connection with an ancestral home in Trout Creek. Her writing…

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Midwest Book Review on The SideRoad Columnist: Observations from an Upper Michigan Author by Sharon M. Kennedy

Synopsis: Penned by author and local newspaper columnist Sharon M. Kennedy in recent years, “The SideRoad Columnist: Observations from an Upper Michigan Author” presents a very special collection of her newspaper columns. To delight the reader, each installment tells a complete story in miniature. “The SideRoad Columnist” showcases Kennedy’s own…

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Midwest Book Review on “Voodoo Shack: A Michigan Mystery”

From The Mystery/Suspense Shelf Voodoo Shack: A Michigan Mystery Terri Martin Modern History Press 9781615997213, $29.95, HC, 150pp Synopsis: When 11-year-old Iris Weston discovers a ramshackle hunting cabin deep in Hazard Swamp, she and her friends decide it’s perfect for a secret clubhouse. The gang dubs it the Voodoo Shack…

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Midwest Book Review on Faces, Places, and Days Gone By Mikel B. Classen

Faces, Places, and Days Gone By — Volume 1 Mikel B. Classen Modern History Press https://www.modernhistorypress.com 9781615997251, $34.95, HC, 138pp Synopsis: With the publication of  Faces, Places, and Days Gone By – Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Mikel Classen’s pictorial history is the next best thing…

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Meet Jon Stott – “Yooper Ale Trails: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula “

Local Beer Guidebook Author to Visit UP Brewpubs and Craft Breweries This June, Jon C. Stott, award-winning writer of beer travel books, will be visiting brewpubs and craft breweries in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to celebrate the publication of his new book, Yooper Ale Trails (published by Modern History Press, Ann…

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Midwest Book Review on The Frugal Editor 3rd Ed by Carolyn Howard Johnson

The Writing/Publishing Shelf Synopsis: Whether you are a new or experienced author, this updated and expanded third edition of “The Frugal Editor: Do-It-Yourself Editing Secrets-From Your Query Letters to Final Manuscript to the Marketing of Your New Bestseller” by veteran author, editor and book marketer Carolyn Howard-Johnson will dramatically assist…

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Reader Views reviews Coats of Arms: An Introduction to the Science and Art of Heraldry

Coats of Arms: An Introduction to the Science and Art of Heraldry Marc Fountain Modern History Press (2022) ISBN: 978-1615996957 Reviewed by Megan Weiss for Reader Views (03/2023) Coats of Arms: An Introduction to the Science and Art of Heraldry by Marc Fountain introduces readers to the intricacies of Heraldry….

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Ann Dallman interviewed on For the Love of Books Podcast

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5pguwa/audio1750531592.m4a Ann Dallman has lifelong roots in Michigan’s UP. She started out as a newspaper reporter/photographer and returned to journalism after retiring from teaching. In Cady and the Birchbark Box, Cady Whirlwind Thunder solves the mystery behind a weathered journal found inside a very old birchbark box. Why was the…

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Midwest Book Review on Coats of Arms: An Introduction to The Science and Art of Heraldry

John Burroughs’ Bookshelf Synopsis: Featuring full-color pages accessible to readers of any age, “Coats of Arms: An Introduction to The Science and Art of Heraldry” (written and illustrated by Marc Fountain) is a how and why quick-start guide that explains knighthood and nobility and royalty, what coats of arms mean,…

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