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CF Library hosts virtual book talk

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Community Library will host a virtual author book talk with Calumet’s Deborah K. Frontiera on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22.
    Frontiera will speak about her book “Living in Sisu.” To attend the virtual author book talk, go to the Crystal Falls Community Library website to learn how to log onto Zoom for the event.  
    Those interested can also email library director Evelyn Gathu at egathu@uproc.lib.mi.us for the directions. Those who do not have a computer can attend the event by phone. Call the library at 875-4465 and leave a message; your call will be returned, and directions will be given.
    “Living on Sisu” won the Purple Dragonfly Award for excellence in children’s literature in 2009 for middle grade historical fiction. Although it is written for middle grade students, even adults will enjoy hearing about the tale due to its rich details about the Copper Country Strike of 1913-1914 and the Italian Hall Disaster in which 73 men, women, and children tragically lost their lives.
    Several of Frontiera’s books have been honor or award winners. In 2019, the fourth book of her fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier: The Inception of the Combined Colonies” won her second Purple Dragonfly Award, this time for Young Adult Fiction. Back in 2005, one of her picture books, which is now out of print, won the North Texas Book Festival’s Award for a children’s book.
    She has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s books, and numerous articles over many years for the Marquette Monthly. She does freelance work as an editor and proofreader and, as a volunteer, serves as newsletter editor for the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association.