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Local Authors Signing: Robert Downes, Tim Keenan & Jeff Smith
WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
WHERE: Horizon Books, Traverse City, Michigan
Robert Downes, BICYCLE HOBO: When a homicidal motorist kills his wife during a bicycle tour of the South, a man known only as Jake spends months trying to track the killer down through the efforts of the law, social media and a private investigator, all in vain. Driven to the brink of insanity, Jake receives a divine clue. He quits his job to cycle the highways of America, following the wind in the desperate hope that his path will cross the killer on the road. Along the way he encounters an assortment of misfits and dreamers and a battle for his own soul.
Tim Keena, THE GOOD HIKE: In 1967, Tim Keenan grew to loathe the impenetrable jungle of Vietnam during his one-year tour of duty as a combat soldier. For 47 years, he couldn’t shake his dread of the woods, until he confronted his fears head on and began a thru-hike of the 2,178.3-mile Appalachian Trail. THE GOOD HIKE is Keenan’s story of finally coming to peace with himself, buoyed by the healing powers of nature and his fellow hikers.
Jeff Smith, BECOMING AMISH: The true story of Bill and Tricia Moser, who were living in one of America’s wealthiest communities, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, when they stepped away and began a journey that led to an Amish horse-and-buggy life, immersed in Amish grace. No more BMWs. No more architectural career for him or medical career for her. Instead, the Mosers drew close with their children, built pallets for money, wore homemade clothes, and bonded with people of their Amish faith and community. Bill grew the Amish beard. Tricia wore the Amish bonnet. The family dressed as Amish dress.