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.

The 2nd Wave schedule is:

Date Time Book Author Publishing Information
Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern I Spy…Isle Royale Susanna Ausema Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association, 2019
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Kawbawgam:  The Chief, The Legend, The Man Tyler Tichelaar Marquette Fiction, 2020
Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Dead of November:  A Novel of Lake Superior Craig Brockman Curve of the Earth, 2020
Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Houghton:  Birthplace of Professional Hockey William J. Sproule 2019
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern In the Night of Memory Linda LeGarde UMN Press, 2020
Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern World War II Conscientious Objectors:  Germfask, Michigan the Alcatraz Camp Jane Kopecky 2020
Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:00 Central/7:00 Eastern Eden Waits:  A Novel Based on the True Story of Michigan’s Utopian Community, Hiawatha Colony Maryka Biaggio Milford House, 2019
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

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