Authors Kristina Riggle and Katrina Kittle at the Baldwin Public Library Oct. 16

Join writers Kristina Riggle and Katrina Kittle at the Baldwin Public Library (300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI) on Sat. Oct. 16 from 1pm to 4pm for this program co-sponsored by the Baldwin Public Library and Women’s National Book Association. Books will be available from Book Beat for purchase and signing at the event. If you would like to purchase a book ahead of the event or if you are unable to attend and would like a book signed, call the Book Beat at (248) 968-1190.

Kristina Riggle lives and writes in West Michigan. Her debut novel, Real Life & Liars, was praised by Publishers Weekly for its “humorous and humane storytelling” and by Booklist as “a moving and accomplished first novel.” The book was a Target “Breakout” pick and a “Great Lakes, Great Reads” selection by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association.   Real Life & Liars is set in Charlevoix, Michigan, a town close to Kristina’s heart as the home of her grandparents where she has visited often over the years. Her second novel, The Life You’ve Imagined, is set in the fictional town of Haven, Michigan, inspired by Grand Haven and similar small towns along the southern Lake Michigan shore. The Life You’ve Imagined tells of three friends and a mother connected by a dying family business, learning to cope with life as it is, not as they planned.

“Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations, some of them a bit furrier than others, make this novel Katrina Kittle’s most insightful yet. Don’t miss it!” -Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

Katrina Kittle is the author of The Blessings of Animals, Traveling Light and Two Truths and a Lie. Her third novel, The Kindness of Strangers, was released in February 2006. Early chapters from this third novel earned Katrina grants from the Ohio Arts Council and from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. The Kindness of Strangers was selected as a Book Sense pick for February, and was the Fiction Book winner for the 2006 Great Lakes Book Awards.

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