One Book One Community program has planned October events related to this year’s selection, Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens, NMU professor emeritus. The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.
The following events are free and open to the public:
Wolf’s Mouth author John Smolens will give his feature presentation and reading from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at NMU. Books will be available for purchase and signing afterward.
A series of public book discussions on Wolf’s Mouth will take place as follows: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library; 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Ishpeming Carnegie Library; and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.
Smolens will also give a presentation on the research he put into writing Wolf’s Mouth at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in NMU's Lydia Olson Library.