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Buy Michigan Now Festival

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Cutting board by Cento Anni-Holland, MI

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This coming weekend will be full of fun, Michigan-style! Stop in at the Dancing Eye Gallery for local art and Michigan-themed gifts!

Upper and lower peninsulas cookie cutters by City Bird, Detroit
Upper and lower peninsulas cookie cutters by City Bird, Detroit

Special Reminder!!! Don’t forget Robin Gaines’ book signing at the Dancing Eye Gallery on Friday, August 5 from 6-8 p.m. Get your copy of Invincible Summers and meet the author!

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Robin Gaines Book Signing

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Robin Gaines will be signing her first book, Invincible Summers, (available at the Dancing Eye Gallery), on Friday, August 5th from 6-8 p.m. Robin is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer. Here is a synopsis of the book:

Invincible Summers follows Claudia through eleven summers, from the age of six through twenty-three, as she adjusts with varying degrees of success to what it means to be a daughter, a sister, friend, and lover in a world of loss, betrayal and bad judgment.

“Set in a middle class suburb outside of Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s, the novel shows Claudia’s pursuit to find a purpose as she struggles with feelings of rootlessness in a world torn apart by assassinations, riots, and the Vietnam War. It is a coming-of-age story of one woman’s journey through the guilt and responsibility she feels for her father’s death, her mother’s career-altering disfiguration, and her brother’s downslide into drugs and alcohol.

Invincible Summers weaves a tale about grief and forgiveness and the indelible heartbreak of all the things left unsaid.”

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