Congratulations to Bob Downes and Windigo Moon!

Friday, April 6th, 2018

We've always known local author Bob Downes' novel, Windigo Moon, is something special.  From the fantastic launch event we held in November to the rave reviews from readers who received it as part of their Brilliant Books' Monthly subscription, it's been a local favorite, and already a solid contender for our annual bestseller list.

That recognition goes far beyond Brilliant Books, of course, and this week brought further proof: Foreword magazine announced that Windigo Moon is a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award!

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Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series: The Art of Simple Food II

Thursday, April 5th, 2018The Art of Simple Food II at Brilliant Books

The next installment of Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series kicks off on Monday, April 8th.  The menu will be drawn from Alice Waters' The Art of Simple Food II, which takes the same seasonal, local approach to cooking as The Art of Simple Food, but with a focus on fruits and vegetables, especially those grown in your own kitchen garden.

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Anita Shreve (1946-2018)

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Bestselling author Anita Shreve has passed away at the age of 71.

Best known for novels with twisty, un-put-down-able plots, Shreve began her career as an English teacher and then took up journalism, publishing short stories on the side.  Her first novel, Eden Close, was published in 1989, but it wasn't until 1997's The Weight of Water that Shreve became a household name for readers.  The Weight of Water was adapted into a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Elizabeth Hurley, the first of several adaptations based on her works.

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Launch Party! 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die

Travel writer Kim Schneider's latest topic is a little closer to home.  She's compiled a list of the top places, tastes, activities, and features to visit while in Traverse City in her new book, 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die.  If you don't have time to check out all 100 on your own, come to the launch party, where we'll be bringing the book to life on April 7th!

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