Two Books Two Communities

Two Books Two Communities

Two Books Two Communities is a partnership between Northern Michigan University and the counties of Marquette and Alger with the purpose of sharing the joy of reading and free exchange of ideas through common books.
An invitation is extended to the entire University community, students, faculty, staff, and all of Marquette and Alger County residents--and beyond!--to participate. Learn more about the program here.

Two Books Two Communities 2023 Book Selections:


Chevy in the Hole

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Named a Michigan Notable Book for 2023
Finalist for the 2022 Heartland Booksellers Award

A gorgeous, unflinching love letter to Flint, Michigan, and the resilience of its people, Kelsey Ronan's Chevy in the Hole follows multiple generations of two families making their homes there, with a stunning contemporary love story at its center.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Winner of the Hugo Award!

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future.

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend.
One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered.
But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how.
They're going to need to ask it a lot.

Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?


More information about upcoming events can be found on the Two Books Two Communities website.


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Chevy in the Hole: A Novel By Kelsey Ronan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250871107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - March 7th, 2023

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021