Northern Michigan small publisher
has a new book on area shelves, and it's bound to be of interest to those who like local history. Author Laurie Kay Sommers has written a historical look at the Leelanau Peninsula's Fishtown, its people and, of course, its fishing.
The book, titled Fishtown: The Place and Its People
, will be first released to the public at its release party June 28 at Leelanau Books
in Leland, where Sommers will sign copies also.
Sommers tells the stories of commercial fishing, the fishermen who made their living from it, their families, and of the town itself, which still maintains its Great Lakes fishing history, as it has for more than a century.
Fishtown: The Place and Its People
will be available at Northwest Michigan bookstores (including, of course, in Leland) this summer. Other book signings are also planned for this summer.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Laurie Kay Sommers, Arbutus Press