Between The Lines

WMUK's weekly show on the literary community in Southwest Michigan. Between The Lines airs on Tuesdays at 7:50 a.m., 11:50 a.m., and 4:20 p.m.

Sue Carol Cunningham

We live in a society that worships youth and tries to avoid aging at all costs. But author Frank J. Cunningham of South Haven greets aging as a blessing. He's the author of Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older (Orbis Books, 2017).


Bob Sperling

A poet, Mary Stone Walker, disappears in the 1930's. Is it a case of murder, born of domestic abuse? Or did she commit suicide? Kalamazoo-area author Jacquelyn Vincenta addresses tough issues of domestic violence and addiction through fictional families then and today in her debut novel, The Lake and the Lost Girl (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017).


Gasper Tringale

Jeffrey Eugenides has no complaints about the life of a writer, even as he revises an earlier statement about writing as an almost holy experience. The Detroit native’s new collection of short stories is called Fresh Complaint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), although his audience will know him for his previous work: The Virgin Suicides; Middlesex (which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize); and The Marriage Plot.


Anne-Marie Fendrick

When Mihaela’s family came to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from Croatia when she was just 11, she thought it was just for a little while, to visit her papa. He had arrived earlier to work in the copper mines. But there were many surprises awaiting her in the U.P. Barbara Carney-Coston tells the story of her own family’s immigration to Michigan in her new historical fiction novel for younger readers, To the Copper Country: Mihaela’s Journey (Wayne State University Press, 2017).


Kathy Huang

Patrick wasn’t an attention-seeker. He just wanted a good life. But the 15-year-old didn’t know how to climb out of the hole dug by poverty, and by a father who spent time in prison on drug charges.

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