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In Deborah Ann Percy’s short story “The Woman Who Loved Paul Simon.” The main character has just about had it with her dinner date at a nice restaurant on Lake Michigan. Here's an excerpt:

Author Yann Martel is best known for his popular novel Life of Pi, about a boy who explores his spirituality while stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

courtesy of Jerry Dennis

The Kalamazoo Public Library recently announced its Reading Together selection for 2015. It’s called The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by award winning Michigan author Jerry Dennis.

courtesy of Stuart Dybek

Chicago native and WMU Professor Emeritus Stuart Dybek’s two new collections of stories won high praise from The New York Times Review of Books last month. By the way, his name is pronounced DIB-ek not DIE-bek, though Stuart says he'll accept either.

courtesy of Monica McFawn

Grand Rapids author, poet, and playwright Monica McFawn’s book Bright Shards of Someplace Else recently won the Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction. It’s a collection of 11 short stories based on that little assumption that we know exactly what someone else is thinking.

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