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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

Megan Giddings will be joining us for an evening Wine & Cheese event to discuss her new book, Lakewood, on Thursday, June 25th at 6pm. This is a free event, though reservations are appreciated. To RSVP please call us at 231-347-1180, email, or through Facebook or Eventbrite.

A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

When Lena Johnson’s beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan.

On paper, her new job is too good to be true. High paying. No out of pocket medical expenses. A free place to live. All Lena has to do is participate in a secret program—and lie to her friends and family about the research being done in Lakewood. An eye drop that makes brown eyes blue, a medication that could be a cure for dementia, golden pills promised to make all bad thoughts go away.

The discoveries made in Lakewood, Lena is told, will change the world—but the consequences for the subjects involved could be devastating. As the truths of the program reveal themselves, Lena learns how much she’s willing to sacrifice for the sake of her family.

Provocative and thrilling, Lakewood is a breathtaking novel that takes an unflinching look at the moral dilemmas many working-class families face, and the horror that has been forced on black bodies in the name of science.

Megan Giddings’ fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Catapult, Gulf Coast, and the Iowa Review. She attended the University of Michigan and earned her MFA from Indiana University. The opening chapters of Lakewood received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant for feminist fiction. She lives in Indiana.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

On Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm join us for a Wine & Cheese event with Psychic Medium, Maria Verdeschi, for her new book, There is No Death, Only Life. This is a free event, though reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180, email us at, or through Facebook or Eventbrite.

Have you ever wondered if your loved ones can hear you? If they're sending signs indicating their presence? Whether they're trying to get a message to you?

If so, this book is for you

The answers to these questions are reflected in the client stories inside this book.

What clients are saying...

"The readings with Maria during my husband's passing were comforting, healing and confirming, her insights and compassion gave me strength and clarity. Thank you, Maria, for your gift."
Johanna B

"Maria has made a true difference in my life. Her ability to guide through her intuition is truly remarkable. Perhaps the thing I appreciate about Maria the most is how humble and loving she is. She shows up every time with an open heart and a clarity that makes working with her so natural. I love how she connects me to myself, my work, and the people I love."
Laura C

"I've had quite a few readings with Maria especially during times of transition in my life. I've found her to be insightful and kind in her delivery of the communications she receives, and they're exceptionally accurate. Maria has also done a couple of group readings with my friends. It's a fun way to bond together and support each other's readings. She's a person of great integrity, easy to work with, and a pleasure to know. I highly recommend her "
Maria M



Maria Verdeschi is a truly remarkable psychic medium. Her ability to connect with teachers, angels, guides, and departed loved ones is nothing short of astonishing. Her compassion and genuine interest in each client provides for a relaxed, revealing, and down-to-earth reading. The quality and amount of information Maria receives from the Inner Side has led many to simply state, "She is the Real Deal " Maria is not only a highly regarded psychic/medium but also a Master Reiki Practitioner and is proficient in Pranic Healing. Most important to Maria is that people understand the simple truth that "there is no death, only life."


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