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Below are some of the items that are on our summer reading list. If you have another you'd like to share, we encourage you to post it in our summer reading discussion.

Hiawatha's Brothers, A Wildlife Retrospective NMJ's Pick: Hiawatha's Brothers, A Wildlife Retrospective by Louis J. Verme
If you've wondered about the animals that make (or made) their home in Michigan, then this book is for you. Verme, a longtime Michigan DNR research biologist, draws upon a wealth of personal knowledge, historical texts and color photographs to build a fascinating picture of the wildlife of the Upper Peninsula.

Although the book is packed with facts and references, the author has done a great job of making it accessible to the non-scientist, and you'll likely emerge from this book with a deeper understanding our four-footed neighbors.
The Legend of the Loon by Kathi-jo Wargin, illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
In their third book, author Wargin and and artist van Frankenhuyzen produce another winning tale. It's the story of a grandmother and her two children that's perfect for a young one who's lost a relative or any reader with a love of the magical.
The Legend of the Loon
Peninsula, Essays and Memories from Michigan edited by Michael Steinberg
Our pick for the "Read on the Beach" book of this summer, Peninsula features short pieces from a wide range of Michigan writers sharing the things that make Michigan home. Jim Harrison, Michael Delp and Kathleen Stocking you might know. If you pick this book up, you'll get to know others as well.
Peninsula, Essays and Memories from Michigan
Northern Spirits Distilled by Jack Ozegovic with Steve Semken
Former Northwestern Michigan College professor Jack Ozegovic takes you on a tour of Chippewa Harbor and its surroundings, a land of pancake breakfasts, unlikely sages and deceptively dumb farmers. If you've been in Northern Michigan for a while, you'll see a lot of home in this book.

Review of Northern Spirits Distilled by Mark Smith >>

Forest Haven Soldiers by Leonard J. Overmyer III
Our local pick for this summer is this account of those who left Leelanau County to fight in the Civil War. The author begins beside unmarked graves in the Glen Arbor Township Cemetery where some of the one in three area veterans who didn't return from the war are buried. Many who read will find the names of a relative and any who are familiar with Leelanau County will recognize the photos, maps and names herein.
Forest Haven Soldiers

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