Book Club

Announcing the U.P. Notable Book Club!

Read Books—Zoom with Authors—Get Educated and Entranced with/by Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula

Do you love to read?  Do you love the raw, untamed, beautiful U.P?  Do you miss people?  Are you longing to engage with intelligent people such as yourself in meaningful discussions about something other than the 2020 election, COVID-19, the economy, or climate change?  Then here is just the thing for you—Join the U.P. Notable Books Book Club!

Here is how.  There are ten books on the 1st Annual U.P. Notable Books List.  Eight of the authors have agreed to do a Zoom talk with readers like yourself about their book.  Buy these eight books, or check them out from your local library.  (If you are buying your books, please consider supporting your local, independent booksellers).  Then meet with the author and other readers monthly to discuss the book.

HOW TO JOIN: Please contact Evelyn Gathu in advance by email:, or by phone (906) 875-3344.  We recommend you borrow a copy of these books from your local library or purchase from your local bookseller in advance to get the most out of these events.

In the case of past events, you may click on the authors name in the table below to watch a recorded YouTube session with them!

The schedule is:

Book Author Date/Time Time
The Marsh King’s Daughter Karen Dionne Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Three Fires Unity:  The Anishnaabeg of Lake Huron Borderlands Phil Bellfy Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Out John Smolens Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography James H. McCommons Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Murder on Sugar Island (Getting to Know Jack Book 2) Michael Carrier Thursday, May 13, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Cady and the Bear Necklace Ann Dallman Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Lake Superior Tales:  Stories of Humor and Adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 2nd Edition Mikel B. Classen Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time
Go Find! My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself Susan Purvis Thursday, August 12, 2021 6:00 P.M. Central Time


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