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Watch Bridge Book Club talk on ‘Annie’s Ghosts’ with author Steve Luxenberg

Annie’s Ghosts

The ever-popular Bridge Book Club resumed on Wednesday afternoon. The Bridge Michigan engagement team and 155 Bridge readers were joined by journalist and Detroit native Steve Luxenberg for a discussion of his memoir “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret.” If you were not able to participate live, you can watch a recording of the chat below.


Among the many interesting topics discussed, Luxenberg delved into his process for writing Annie’s Ghosts as both a son and a journalist, the legacy of the book in Michigan and beyond, gave advice on telling your own challenging family story and answered many reader questions live. 

Watch the video here:

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

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly book club discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous discussions have featured "The World According to Fannie Davis" by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell and “Black Bottom Saints” by Alice Randall.

Our next book club discussion is scheduled for May. Stay tuned to Bridge for an announcement of our next Michigan-related book selection and the date of the next book club meeting.

More than 500 Bridge members received a free copy of “Annie’s Ghosts” so they could take part in our March book club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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