Off the Hook: Off-Beat Reporters Tales from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, by Nancy Besonen

Off the hook by nancy besson.

Review by Mack Hassler I like a book that has resonance.  Both fiction and non-fiction, whether history or memoir or journalism, can contain good resonance.  Further, in my opinion, the best echo or resonance is with faith or philosophic issues.  Therefore, to select two titles from what was at the…

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Mack Hassler reviews: Odin’s Eye, A Marquette Time Travel Novel, by Tyler R. Tichelaar

Odin's eye by tyler r tichelaar.

Review by Mack Hassler Trained as a medievalist but now working mostly with stories about Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Tyler Tichelaar has learned how to weave in and out of time references perhaps from his work with Chaucer or the King Arthur stories.  He has done a…

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The Side Road Columnist: Observations from an Upper Michigan Author by Sharon M. Kennedy

The side road columnist by Sharon M. Kennedy.

Review by Mack Hassler “It’s who you are when time’s up that matters.” Obituary for Anne Perry, NY Times, 4/13/23 Non-fiction, investigative reporting, and autobiography are so important to me for lively and vital UP literature.  Sharon Kennedy, who has lived and worked “above the bridge” but not quite into…

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