Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories by Raymond Luczak

Reviewer: Sharon Brunner Raymond Luczak’s book “Compassion, Michigan: The Ironwood Stories” presented tales of courageous women who lived in Ironwood, Michigan, a small town located at the west end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (U.P.). Many young men, during the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, fled to this community…

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Troll Magic: Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway by Theodor Kittelsen, translated by Tiina Nunnally

Having reviewed other titles originally from Norway, a novel and another book of folk tales that I thoroughly enjoyed, I jumped on the chance to review Troll Magic: Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway. I’ve always believed that folk and fairy tales are not necessarily for children….

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North of Nelson: Stories of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — Vol. 1 by Hilton Everett Moore

Reviewer: Sharon Brunner Hilton Everett Moore explored life during the early to mid-1900s in Nelson, a fictional small community located near Baraga and Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In North of Nelson, the trials and tribulations of some of the main characters as they face their challenges served…

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