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Watch Bridge Culture Club discussion of the thriller ‘August Snow’

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  • On Wednesday, Bridge Michigan hosted its latest Culture Club, a  discussion of the crime thriller ‘August Snow’
  • Author and Farmington Hills resident Stephen Mack Jones spoke about the book with readers
  • Watch a recording of the event

Bridge Culture Club, Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly Michigan-focused media discussion series, resumed Wednesday with a discussion of “August Snow” by author and Farmington Hills resident Stephen Mack Jones.


More than 75 readers joined Bridge and Jones for a discussion of his crime thriller set in Detroit. The first novel in Jones' “August Snow” series, the story is a tale of murder, greed, economic cyberterrorism, race and urban decay. “August Snow” won the Hammett Prize for crime novels and the Nero Award for mystery novels. 

Jones discussed his research, transitioning from a career in marketing to becoming a full-time author, how he captures Detroiters’ spirit in his books, the possibility of seeing August Snow on the big screen, the release of the fourth book in the series in two weeks 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, “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “American Salvage” by Bonnie Jo Campbell, “We Kept Our Towns Going” by Phyllis Michael Wong, the film “Bad Axe,” directed by David Siev and “Once We Were Here” by Christopher Cosmos. 



This was our last Culture Club event of 2023. Stay tuned to Bridge Michigan for an announcement of our next Michigan-related culture club selection and event, which will take place in February.

Nearly 500 Bridge members received a free e-copy of “August Snow” so they could take part in our August culture club. If you would like free electronic copies of future culture club selections, join Bridge Club today.

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