The list of books I’d like to read this summer is long, but three in particular sit near the top. They’re the subject of a short post on The Corner.
Here are three books I plan to read this summer–one that I’ve started and two that I’ll get to. All are connected to Michigan, my ancestral homeland.
The Lake, the River, & the Other Lake, by Steve Amick — Set in the fictional town of Weneskeen on the shores of Lake Michigan, this book is full of strong characters. Anybody who has spent time Up North will recognize a few of them. I started it last week and can’t wait to see how their stories will come together.
Picturing Hemingway’s Michigan, by Michael R. Federspiel — A coffee-table book on Petoskey, Walloon Lake, and their environs, which were the stomping grounds of Ernest Hemingway as a boy and a young man. They provide the setting for some of Hemingway’s finest work, collected in The Nick Adams Stories.
UPDATE: Earlier today, this post mysteriously vanished from NRO–the link above wasn’t working. So I posted again and also published the full content here.