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We are excited to welcome back Michigan native, Aaron Stander, author of the Ray Elkins Thriller series for a store visit on Tuesday, June 27 th from 2 – 4 p.m. Aaron will join us for a book signing of “Gales of November”, his ninth installment in the series. This is a free event.
It has taken more than two decades, but the members of the Leiston School Winter Adventure Group of 1990 are finally reunited near their old school. The intimate gathering opens with the renewal of old friendships at a private Lake Michigan estate. But the alcohol-fueled camaraderie soon melts away as old rivalries begin to surface, as do old secrets — one old secret in particular. Twenty-five years ago, this group headed into an Upper Peninsula wilderness for a winter camping adventure. They ended up stranded and cut off for days by a huge winter storm. When they were finally rescued, hungry and frostbitten, their chaperone was missing and so were the facts. Now, as the group assembles for a late morning brunch, someone else is missing. A search leads to the discovery of a body, and Ray Elkins, the local sheriff, is called in to investigate. But just like the first time, what happens at Leiston stays at Leiston, and Sheriff Elkins is greeted with hostility and a pact of silence.
AARON STANDER spent most of his adult years in the Detroit area, where he taught English and trained writing teachers. In 2000 he and his wife left college teaching positions and moved permanently to their cottage near Traverse City. He is also the author of numerous articles, stories, poems, and reviews, and the host of Michigan Writers on the Air on Interlochen Public Radio. When not writing or thinking about writing, Aaron spends a lot of time in his kayak.