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Is 'Sock' Johnson worthy of the U.P. Hall of Fame?

August 17, 2013 IRON MOUNTAIN — Vernon Johnson, who could swing a baseball bat with the best of them, has been nominated for the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame. more »»

Color Blind

August 8, 2013 During the Great Depression, in drought stricken Bismarck, North Dakota, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sport’s most unlikely champions. more »»


August 8, 2013 The closer is the ace reliever who specializes in closing out the game without surrendering the lead. Facing a power hitter in the ninth inning with a man on base and no outs takes nerves of steel. more »»

The Bird

August 8, 2013 “The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych” (Thomas Dunne Books) is the first biography of the eccentric pitcher, rookie All-Star starter, 70s pop icon, and first athlete on the cover of Rolling... more »»

Outside Shot

August 8, 2013 The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once — and with good reason. more »»


August 8, 2013 A stand-out character in an entertainment industry where persona is everything, George “The Animal” Steele shares how he balanced his real life as Jim Myers, a highly respected high school teacher... more »»

The Last Romantic War

August 8, 2013 There are few voices alive today that can tell their story of World War II. Iron Mountain native Anthony Gianunzio is one of them. more »»

Visitation Street

July 22, 2013 The second title in a line of books bearing the imprint of Dennis Lehane and published by HarperCollins, "Visitation Street," is a gritty urban drama written by Ivy Pochoda. more »»

Gone With The Win

July 22, 2013 Mary Daheim's bed-and-breakfast series featuring the crime solving cousins, Judith McMonigle Flynn and Serena "Renie" Jones, crack a cold-case murder mystery in their latest adventure, "Gone With th... more »»

Vatican scandals

July 1, 2013 The scandals surrounding the Vatican Bank and the allegations that it has laundered money for the Mafia provide the inspiration for two novels. more »»

The Kennedy Half-Dollar

June 24, 2013 FOLSOM, Calif. — In her new novel, “The Kennedy Half-Dollar” (iUniverse), Iron River native Mahree Moyle presents the story of a young woman growing up and growing wis. more »»

If You Were Here

June 6, 2013 “If You Were Here” (Harper) keeps the reader guessing with numerous twists. Thumbs up to author Alafair Burke on this worthwhile suspense novel. — Burt Angeli, The Daily News of Iron Mountain, Mi. more »»

Cold Killing

June 6, 2013 Luke Delaney, a former member of the Metropolitan Police-Criminal Investigations Department, has written his first novel featuring Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan as he tracks down the most cunnin... more »»

The Geneva Option

June 6, 2013 Former U.S. ambassador John Bolton was so disillusioned by the UN that he is said to have dismissed the organization in saying that, "there is no such thing as the United Nations. more »»

The Barbed Crown

May 9, 2013 William Dietrich's sharpshooting adventurer, Ethan Gage, finds himself embroiled in the political struggle between England and France in the days of Napoleon in his latest daring feat, "The Barbed... more »»

Reconstructing Amelia

April 24, 2013 Kimberly McCreight has written a poignant story centering on the worst fear of every parent of an adolescent — teenage suicide. more »»

The Money Kill

April 24, 2013 Katia Lief's latest novel features husband and wife private investigators Mac MacLeary and Karin Schaeffer. more »»

Dangerous refuge

April 11, 2013 Elizabeth Lowell, whose previous works include the very clever "Blue Smoke and Murder" which uncovered the shenanigans in the world of fine art, has taken on the equally mischievous domain of land... more »»

Fear in the Sunlight

April 11, 2013 Harper's Bourbon Street books division has published the fourth of Nicola Upson's celebrated Josephine Tey's mysteries, "Fear in the Sunlight. more »»

There Was An Old Woman

April 11, 2013 Hallie Ephron has written her third novel of suspense, "There Was an Old Woman. more »»



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