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Meet the Author: Jerry Dennis

Acclaimed author Jerry Dennis will join us in Frankfort on Monday, August 13 for a special reception to present his new book, "The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes." Jerry will read the moving prologue from this latest work, which chronicles a season spent living on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. 

The reading will start at 6 pm, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit MLUI. Local wines, ciders and appetizers will also be on hand. There is no charge for this event, which is being sponsored by Betsie Bay Furniture. 

Dennis is working on an exciting new book about variety in nature and human culture. You can read his writings and learn more about this endeavor at www.jerrydennis.net. For more information, call 231-941-6584, or email shauna@mlui.org

About 'The Windward Shore'

“The prologue is one of the most powerful three pages of Great Lakes writing I’ve encountered.”

-- Great Lakes Echo

"I have long been a fan of Dennis’s books and am something of an evangelist for his The Living Great Lakes so I expected to love this book but nothing prepared me for the deep connection it forged with me – a connection so strong that I spent two weeks avoiding reading the last chapter so the book would never end….The Windward Shore is the best non-fiction book this year."

-- Hungry for Good Books

"The Windward Shore might be described as our first philosophy of the Great Lakes. Over the years Dennis has been compared to many different writers--but in this book I think his only model might have been Ralph Waldo Emerson."

-- Ann Arbor Observer

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