2 Michigan Notable Book Awards to MSU Press. Notable Author Tours April-June!

mnb_notable-books-logoHundreds of books may be contenders, but only 20 titles made the 2017 Library of Michigan Notable Books list.

KeefeCompF.inddMSU Smolens2aPress is proud to have two books on the 2017 Notable Books Awards list: Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive by Kevin Keefe and Wolf’s Mouth: A Novel by John Smolens. For lovers of lists in Michigan, one of the most rewarding annual arrivals is also the state’s best-known literary honor. Congratulations to authors Kevin Keefe and John Smolens!

  • 2017 NOTABLE AUTHOR TOURS: Times TBA.
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    April 5: Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, (231)-796-5234.
    May 3: Engadine Library, W 13920 Melville Street, Engadine, MI [Upper Peninsula] 49827. (906) 477-631.
    June 27: Mason County Library, 217 E. Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI. (231) 843-8465.keefe-jpg
    Kevin Keefe

    June 15: Niles District Library, 620 East Main, Niles, MI. (269) 683-8545
    June 17: Mason County District Library, 217 East Ludington Ave. Ludington, MI. (231) 843-8465

Each year the Michigan Notable Book list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction and fiction books. This is a statewide program that began as part of the 1991 Michigan Week celebration, designed to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people, places and things that make Michigan life unique.