What better way to begin Michigan summer than by celebrating a beautiful tale of the friendship between a young girl and the mermaid of Lake Michigan. Join us as we welcome Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen in celebration of their book, THE LAKE MICHIGAN MERMAID.
The Lake Michigan Mermaid is a new tale that feels familiar. The breeze off the lake, the sand underfoot, the supreme sadness of being young and not in control—these sensations come rushing back page by page, bringing to life an ancient myth of coming of age in a troubled world. Freed from the minds of Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen, the Lake Michigan mermaid serves as a voice of reason for when we’re caught in the riptide. The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender tale of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water. As it explores family relationships and generational bonds, this book is an unforgettable experience that aims to connect readers of all ages.
Linda Nemec Foster is the founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College. She is also the author of nine collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk, Talking Diamonds, Listen to the Landscape, and Living in the Fire Nest. Foster was selected to be the first poet laureate of Grand Rapids, MI from 200 to 2005.
Anne-Marie Oomen is author of Love, Sex and 4-H (Next Generation Indie Award for Memoir), House of Fields and Pulling Down the Barn (both Michigan Notable Books) and Uncoded Woman (poetry), among others. She teaches at Solstice MFA at Pine Manor College (MA), Interlochen’s College of Creative Arts (MI), and at conferences throughout the country.
|Book(s) Being Signed||The Lake Michigan Mermaid|
|Author’s Name(s)||Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen|
|Sponsored / Hosted by||Bookbug|
|Event Location||Bookbug – Kalamazoo #3019|
|Venue web link||www.bookbugkalamazoo.com|
3019 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
|Website (additional information)||www.bookbugkalamazoo.d7.indiebound.com…|