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Bridge Book Club reads ‘Annie’s Ghosts’ in March

The Bridge Book Club picks back up in March, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be joined by journalist and Detroit native Steve Luxenberg for a discussion of his memoir “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.”

Grab your lunch and join Bridge Book Club for a discussion of  “Annie’s Ghosts” on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m .on March 31. To be invited to participate in this discussion, please complete this form and we’ll email you a calendar invitation with the link to join.

Part mystery, part investigative journalism, and part family history, “Annie's Ghosts” is about the discovery of family secret — as an adult, Luxenberg discovers that his mother, who had always claimed to be an only child, had a sister who had been institutionalized at Eloise asylum in Westland, Michigan.

This promises to be an excellent discussion and we’re so honored that Luxenberg will join us. We look forward to talking with him and with you!

Here’s our schedule

  • Book announced: Feb. 22
  • First discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Mar. 12
  • Second discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Mar. 19
  • Third discussion post on Bridge book club closed Facebook group: Mar. 26
  • Live Zoom discussion: Noon to 1 p.m. Mar. 31

How to get the book

For Bridge Club members, we will provide an e-version of the selected book as a membership benefit. If you’re not already a member, join today for as little as $1 and support our nonprofit newsroom. Members will be sent a link via email from Membership Director Amber DeLind to redeem their free book.


For those who are not Bridge Club members, would like to borrow the book, or would prefer a physical copy, you have other options. You can order “Annie’s Ghosts” directly from the publisher, or download it from a Michigan library system to an e-reader or smartphone via Overdrive or Libby. The book may also be available for order from local bookstores, some of whom are offering curbside pickup. Call your local bookstore to inquire.

How to take part in the online discussion

To participate throughout the month in our weekly discussions, please join our closed Facebook group by clicking here. Bridge staff will approve your membership in this closed group. 

Each week in March, we will post several discussion questions about a section of chapters and group members will be invited to interact with our team and with one another.

Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.

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