"South of Superior" has been described as a novel full of heart, in which love, friendship, and charity teach a young woman to live a bigger life, takes place in a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The novel is the story of Madeline Stone, who walks away from her Chicago life and moves 500 miles north to the coast of Lake Superior, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Charged with caring for an aging family friend, Madeline finds herself in the middle of beautiful nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, two octogenarian sisters – one sharp and stubborn, the other sweeter than sunshine.

 As she is drawn into the dramas of the small, tight-knit town, Madeline learns that it’s a place where times are tough and debts run deep, but where friendship, community, and compassion run deeper. 

Past Years

2017 -  "Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens; "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini
2016 -  "Safe from the Sea" by Peter Geye; "Delicious!" by Ruth Reichl
2015 - "A Secret Gift" by Ted Gup; "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline 
2014 - "The Leisure Seeker" by Michael Zadoorian; "An Invisible Thread" by Laura Schroff
2013 - "Eighty-Dollar Champion" by Elizabeth Letts; "The Day the World Came to Town" by Jim DeFede; "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern; "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach
2012 - "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson; "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford
2011 - "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
2010 - "The Soloist" by Steve Lopez
2009 - "How Starbucks Saved My Life" by Michael Gates Gill
2008 - "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
2007 - "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger
2006 - "Pay it Forward" by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Please contact Cheryl Cavalear at 269-968-8166, ext. 504, with questions or comments regarding Battle Creek Reads.