Now is the time to cozy up by the fire and read a good book. Here’s our roundup of local books, or books written by local authors, that were published in late 2021 and 2022. Please find them at Leelanau County’s locally-owned, independent bookstores

Newbery award-winning author Lynne Rae Perkins from Suttons Bay will be at Dog Ears Books in Northport on Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 2 p.m., to sign her latest children’s book, Wintercake. A few signed copies are available now for people who cannot be present on (or cannot wait until) Nov. 16.

It’s a cool and clear Friday morning in Northport. Barb’s Bakery opens at 6 a.m., but I personally don’t open up until about 7:30 or 8. Still, the famous cinnamon twists are plentiful. So I grab one twist, plus an old fashioned with chocolate icing, and a coffee to go. I nod to the regulars, hashing out the world’s problems at the round tables, swing through the screen door, and follow the breeze down to the water.

By Jacob Wheeler Sun editor The Glen Arbor Sun reached out to several local writers who knew famed author Jim Harrison, who passed away on Saturday at age 78. Harrison lived for 35 years near Lake Leelanau before he moved to Livingston, Montana, and wintered in Arizona. Harrison’s best-selling novellas, novels and poetry about the […]