Don Lystra, author of Season of Water and Ice, will launch his latest collection of short stories, Something That Feels Like Truth at Brilliant Books in Traverse City, on Saturday, September 7th from 7 – 9PM.
Scheduled to be the National Writers’ Series Author Next Door in November, and slated for a profile interview on IPR later this year, you can catch this rising star in person as he releases what Booklist is calling a “stellar collection of masterfully crafted gems.”
“Don is no ordinary ‘local author’.” Said store owner Peter Makin, “He writes exceptionally well. His is a rare talent.”
Reflecting the unique insights of a northern Michigan native who began writing fiction late in life, the stories in Lystra’s new collection take you on a page-turning journey through the American heartland to as far away as Paris. In fierce but tender prose, he writes about ordinary people navigating life’s difficult boundaries – of age, love and family – and sometimes finding redemption in the face of searing regret. Spanning half a century, these are timely stories that speak about the limits we place on ourselves, both from fear and for the sake of those we love and of our willingness to confront change.
Raised in cities and small towns around Michigan, Lystra received degrees in electrical engineering and sociology from the University of Michigan. He worked on electrical power plants before beginning to write fiction in the mid-1990s and his writing reflects the unique perspective of an engineer turned writer.
Brilliante sparkling wine from Bel Lago Wineries and award-winning raclette from Leelanau Cheese will be served, as well as everything else you’d expect from a Brilliant Books launch party.
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Brilliant Books is located at 118 Front Street, downtown Traverse City. Call (231) 946-2665 for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
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