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 feel like winter is closing in and you want to spend time with interesting people? 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 3rd 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 nine 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.

The 3rd Wave schedule is:


Date Time or Recording
U.P. Book Review
Author Publishing Information
Thursday, April 14, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Points North:  Discover Hidden Campgrounds, Natural Wonders, and Waterways of the Upper Peninsula Mikel B. Classen Modern History Press, 2018
Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern The Women of the Copper Country Mary Doria Russel Atria Books, 2020
Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Tin Camp Road Ellen Airgood Riverhead Books, 2021
Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Woodburning: Highlights of the First Five Years Joanna Walitalo Modern History Press, 2021
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern U.P. Colony: The Story of Resource Exploitation in Upper Michigan Phil Bellfy Modern History Press, 2021
Thursday, Sept 8, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Once Upon a Twin: Poems Raymond Luczak Gallaudet University Press, 2021
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern The Home Wind Terri Martin
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern The Wicked Sister Karen Dionne  G.P. Putnam, 2020
Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern The Legend of Kitchi-iti-kipi Mary Doria Russel
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern The Sideroad Kids: Tales from Chippewa County Sharon M. Kennedy Modern History Press, 2021

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