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Author Event with Anne-Marie Oomen

 Wednesday August 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Glen Lake Community Library

10115 Front Street
Empire, Michigan 49630

Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems

By Anne-Marie Oomen and Linda Nemec Foster

Illustrated by Meridith Ridl

Wayne State University Press. $16.95

This is a gripping tale in poems of a young girl's desperate search for guidance in a world turned upside down by family and economic upheaval. Raised in a ramshackle cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan, Lykretia takes refuge in her beloved lake in the face of her grandmother's illness and her mother's eager attempts to sell their home following her recent divorce. One day Lykretia spots a creature in the water, something beautiful and inexplicable. Is it the mythical Lake Michigan mermaid, or an embodiment of the stories her grandmother told as dementia ravaged her mind? Thus begins a telepathic conversation between a lost young girl and Phyliadellacia, the mermaid who saves her in more ways than one. Accompanied by haunting illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid offers a tender tale of friendship, redemption, and the life-giving power of water. As it explores family relationships and generational bonds, this book is an unforgettable experience that aims to connect readers of all ages. In partnership with Glen Lake Community Library.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
10115 Front St
Empire, MI 49630
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ISBN: 9780814342206
Availability: Special Order
Published: Wayne State University Press - March 5th, 2018