Tag Archives: Tyler Tichelaar

New book gets to heart of Yooper dialect

Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Kathryn A. Remlinger By Tyler Tichelaar When I received Yooper Dialect to review, my first thought was, “It’s about time.” After all, we all know there’s a Yooper dialect, but I don’t know that anyone has ever written extensively about it. I had heard years ago […]

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Ghost stories

By Jackie Stark Live in Marquette long enough, and you’re sure to hear stories of hauntings around town. The eerie sound of children laughing inside the former Holy Family Orphanage, ghostly specters in the rooms at the Landmark Inn, apparitions inside the cemeteries in Marquette. Up until now, those stories were passed on through oral […]

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Murder mysteries for May

Article By Tyler Tichelaar Mayhem on the Dead River By Bill Blewett Mayhem on the Dead River is retired Westwood High School teacher Bill Blewett’s first book. It’s a collection of five mysteries (novellas really) about small-town retired sheriff Bill Bennett and his three best friends who can’t resist staying involved in law enforcement, helping […]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month with U.P. poets

by Tyler Tichelaar graybeard memories: morning espresso musings By t. kilgore splake Several of t. kilgore splake’s volumes of poetry have been reviewed in this column, but this one is different. While it has the typical splake lack of capitalization, it is also written in paragraph form. At first, I thought it was a long prose […]

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Superior Reads

Lost in the Woods: Building a Life Up North by Richard Hill Richard Hill’s new book, Lost in the Woods, details his and his wife Judy’s building a log cabin in the U.P. For years, they had operated a business in Traverse City, but they missed their family in the U.P. so they purchased land […]

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Books honor difficult life experiences

A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. Judson I. Stone A Last Chapter of the Greatest Generation: The Life and Family of Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D.—Aviator, Doctor, Missionary, and Friend to Humanity by Rev. Dr. […]

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Books offer environmental warnings and sustainability solutions

Sustainability from the Inside—Out: An eightfold practice in mindful living for personal and planetary peace By Angela Johnson, M.S. Sustainability from the Inside—Out is a workbook designed to help the individual live mindfully while also bringing about sustainable living changes within his or her community. Its author, Angela Johnson, teaches at Northern Michigan University in […]

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Surprising visitors to Great Lakes region

by Tyler Tichelaar Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America David M. Krueger My first thought when I saw Myths of the Rune Stone, published by University of Minnesota Press, was that it would argue that Vikings had settled in the Great Lakes area long before Columbus. Instead, it explores […]

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U.P. poets represent genre well

the poet’s room by t. kilgore splake Calumet author t. kilgore splake has been writing poetry for many decades. In all, he is the author of 75 books of poetry, prose and photographs. He has been published in countless literary and art journals, and much of his writing has drawn attention to the Upper Peninsula. […]

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Books focus on U.P. legends

by Tyler Tichelaar Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends by Jon C. Stott In this first Paul Bunyan story collection set in the U.P. since Stanley Newton’s 1946 Paul Bunyan of the Great Lakes, Jon C. Stott recaptures the oral tradition of Paul Bunyan, relying upon his predecessors’ books for sources, but also giving […]

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Children’s books explore pictured rocks and great lakes

Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks: National Park Mystery Series 1 by Mary Morgan Illustrated by Dawn McVoy Baumer Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks is the first book in a new series by Mary Morgan exploring the National Parks. These chapter books are full of adventure and perfect for children about ages seven to eleven. The […]

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Books reveal secrets from the past

by Tyler Tichelaar Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew by R. Bruce Larson Our first book this month sounds like a fitting read for Veteran’s Day, but I think the first thing to know about this book is that it’s not what you would expect. I expected a collection of […]

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Books offer insight to past, enhance future

by Tyler Tichelaar Chakras Alive! Exploring & Expanding Your Inner Rainbow by Roslyn Elena McGrath Roslyn McGrath has long been known in the local community for her intuitive healing and for being the owner of Health & Happiness U.P. Magazine. She has previously published The Third Mary, a transcript of her channelings with the mother […]

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ChoganandtheGrayWolf

Novels explore Native culture, murders

by Tyler Tichelaar Chogan and the Gray Wolf: A Native American Novel by Larry Buege Chogan and the Gray Wolf is the first in a series of Native American young adult novels by Larry Buege, whose novel, Cold Turkey, has previously been reviewed in this column. The Chogan novels are set in Upper Michigan about […]

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Superior Reads by Ida Nord

New books include rich U.P. history

  by Tyler Tichelaar Deep Purple Lilacs by Ida Nord Author Ida Nord is back with her fifth book. Deep Purple Lilacs is a historical novel that takes place across most of Upper Michigan, but begins in Peshtigo, Wisconsin with the outbreak of the Peshtigo fire in 1871. Fifteen-year-old Daniel Anderson loses everything in the […]

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