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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Happy News for Michigan Author


The news got even better this month for Donald Lystra, whose first novel, Season of Water and Ice, already received a Michigan Notable award in 2009. Now the Midwest Independent Publishers Association has chosen the book for its 2009 Midwest Book Award for fiction.

I’ve been excited about Season of Water and Ice since the author, a long-time customer of Dog Ears Books, first sent me an advance copy. How wonderful, after reading it, not just to say “Thank you” but to be able to write a glowing review of the novel for my blog. Don says mine was the book's first review, as far as he knows. I am very happy for him and also personally gratified that other readers, reviewers and critics continue to confirm my literary opinion.

3 comments:

torchlakeviews said...

Independent booksellers are always reliable guides to literary treasure. For one thing, they read . . .

The only problem is that I have accumulated such a long list of Excellent Recommendations that I will never read them all.

Dawn said...

Ah...another one for my "to read" list. Or better still, I'll just order it up from my library and read it soon! Thanks!

Deborah said...

Joe and I love the beautiful land, the friendly people in the town who create a wonderful atmosphere, Dog Ears Books - should have said that first! I love that my sister and brother in law are there, there is a dog beach etc. We love visiting so much we often consider moving there.