Staff Picks: Books
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From Michigan City to Mackinaw City
KPL was one of the sites for last month's Art Hop. Among our guests were authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson, who have collaborated on several books about Michigan. Their latest is Vintage Views along the West Michigan Pike. By means of narrative and photographs of decades-old postcards, the authors take the reader on a historic trip along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This book is a quality publication -- the research, layout, photographs, and text are excellent. It is a joy to look at and hold this volume as well, since the binding, paper, and printing are all top grade. The previous time these authors were at KPL I bought the book they had just written about the Mackinac Straits region. Since their reputation precedes them, I knew I wanted my own copy of their latest effort also. Besides being gifted authors and compilers, Mr. Wilson and Ms. Byron are very pleasant people. Come take a look at this as well as their earlier books and appreciate anew the fascinating heritage of our great state of Michigan.
Vintage views along the West Michigan Pike : from sand trails to US-31