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Reading at Schuler Books & Music

  • Schuler Books & Music 2820 Towne Center Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912 U.S.A. (map)

Meet Ann Arbor author and accomplished lawyer Paul Dimond — former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Economic Policy — as he presents his heavily researched, Michigan-set historical fiction novel The Belle of Two Arbors. Featuring poetry Martha Buhr Grimes, the novel tells the story of Belle, born at the turn of the twentieth century in Glen Arbor, near the dunes of Northern Michigan, an aspiring poet weaned on the verse of Emily Dickenson. At 21, Belle ventures south to Ann Arbor for university where she befriends Robert Frost, Ted Roethke, and Wystan Auden, and finds that her poetry stands alongside theirs. Belle's narrative brings these two places to life in their historic context: a growing Midwestern town driven by a public university, striving for greatness; and a rural peninsula seeking prosperity while preserving its natural heritage. Through the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Post-War Boom, Belle's story is hard to put down. Her voice and songs will be even harder to forget. Event information can be found here.

Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48912