Cottage Book Shop hosts three authors

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Award-winning Michigan brothers, Jack and Dave Dempsey, have teamed up to write Ink Trails, a literary trip around the state of well-known and sometimes obscure authors introducing the breath of their works accomplishments. Sharing their discoveries and how the Michigan landscape helped shape their writing leads to a greater appreciation. Benzie authors Bruce Catton and Gwen Frostic and Glenn Ruggles of Antrim County are included along with Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Arthur Miller, Robert Traver, James Oliver Curwood and Jane Kenyon. The Dempseys will visit the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. to share their journey and findings. Other books by Dave include William. G. Millikan, Waters of Michigan, Great Lakes for Sale and by Jack, Michigan and the Civil War.

In the Shadow of the Bear: A Michigan Memoir is a special book about a special place filled with his memories and experiences of family vacations in the 1960s. Jim McGavran has captured these early journeys in a clear, frank, lyrical style. It is a powerful tribute to his family and the influence our area can have on a family and cause the son to return and write about over 40 years later. McGavran is an English professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Stop over for a look and meet the authors before heading over to Glen Arbor’s BBQ & Brew festival.