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Watch Bridge Culture Club discussion of ‘American Salvage’

Feburary culture club

Bridge Culture Club, Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly Michigan-focused book discussion series, resumed Friday with a discussion of “American Salvage” by author and Michigan native Bonnie Jo Campbell.


Bridge and nearly 100 readers were joined by Campbell for the discussion of her short story collection set in rural Michigan, where wildlife and jobs are vanishing. “American Salvage” is part of Wayne State University Press' Made in Michigan Writers Series.

Campbell discussed the process of writing, the reaction of readers in rural communities to her work, why she features working class people as protagonists, the similarities and differences between short stories and fairy tales, the challenges and joys of writing male and female characters, her forthcoming novel and much more.

Watch the video here:

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions 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, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott, “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray, “The Other Me” by Sarah Zachrich Jeng, “The Dockporter” by Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone, “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids” by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang “The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey and “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.



Stay tuned to Bridge Michigan for an announcement of our next Michigan-related culture club selection and the date of the next discussion in April.

More than 600 Bridge members received a free e-copy of ‘American Salvage’ so they could take part in our February culture club. If you would like a free e-book of future book club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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