Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m.

in the Community Room at the Parchment Community Library

The Parchment Community Library is excited to welcome Michigan Notable Author John Wemlinger to the library on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m. His presentation will be held in the library’s Community Room.  Come find out more about his book, The Cut, which The Library of Michigan has named as a 2022 Michigan Notable Book.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Michigan Notable Books is sponsored by The Library of Michigan and Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each year, the Library of Michigan selects 20 books for the Michigan Notable Book list, which are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

About "The Cut":

Alvin Price and Lydia Cockrum literally bump into one another in the summer of 1870 and fall in love. Coming from vastly different backgrounds, their relationship encounters struggle amid the feuding farmers and powerful lumber industry in Manistee, Michigan. Additionally, a terrible storm on October 8, 1871 will sweep across the upper Midwest, setting off fires in Chicago and dozens of other cities, including Manistee. Will their love endure?

About the author:

John Wemlinger is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served 27 years on active duty around the world, including positions in Vietnam, Cape Canaveral, and the Pacific Rim.

Following his retirement he worked in public education as an administrator in several alternative high schools, serving at-risk students who had failed to achieve success in the traditional high school environment. In 2012, he retired in order to pursue his passion for writing.

Formerly of Battle Creek, he now resides in Onekama, Michigan.