October is National Reading Group Month

Celebrate the 4th birthday of National Reading Group Month, with a special lineup of nationally acclaimed authors on Wednesday, October 10th at 6pm at the Baldwin Public Library (300 W. Merrill, Birmingham 48009. Joining us in the celebration is D.E. Johnson, author of a historical series of Detroit-based mysteries which includes The Detroit Electric Scheme, Motor City Shakedown, and the latest release in the series- Motor City Breakdown. Also joining us will be Natalie Bakopoulos, acclaimed debut author of  The Green Shore.

Books will be for sale, courtesy of Book Beat and refreshments will be served. This free event will be of special interest to book clubs and aspiring writers! This program is co-sponsored by the Detroit area Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the WNBA.

“Violent, suspenseful, and complex, Johnson’s shakedown in Detroit sucks the breath out of readers rushing to the cliff’s edge with Will and Elizabeth. This gritty new series is a good match for James Ellroy and George Pelecanos fans…”–Booklist

D. E. Johnson, a graduate of Central Michigan University, is a history buff who has been writing fiction since childhood. He comes by his interest in automotive history through his grandfather, who was the vice president of Checker Motors. Johnson lives with his family near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Natalie Bakopoulos has that rare gift, the ability to imagine a traumatic historical event in the form of individual lives and ordinary details. The Green Shore is compelling, personal, and full of quietly real moments.” —Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian

Natalie Bakopoulos holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ninth Letter, and Granta Online and has received an O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and a Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy. She is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review (FictionWritersReview.com). Each summer she teaches creative writing at the Aegean Arts Circle in Andros, Greece. The Green Shore is her first novel.

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