Two Books Two Communities

Two Books Two Communities

Two Books Two Communities is a parternship 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 2022 Book Selections:


The Lightkeeper's Daughters

In her mesmerizing adult debut set on the shores of the Great Lakes, critically acclaimed children’s author Jean E. Pendziwol delivers an affecting story of family, identity, and art involving a decades-old mystery.
“Deeply satisfying.... With strong characters and rich in historical details, The Lightkeeper’s Daughters looks carefully at love and identity and the things we do to keep them both safe.” — Booklist

Me and You and the Red Canoe

In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and push a red canoe into the lake. A perfect morning on the water unfolds, with thrilling glimpses of wildlife along the way.
The poetic text is accompanied by stunningly beautiful paintings rendered on wood panels that give a nostalgic feeling to the story.


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





The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel By Jean E. Pendziwol Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062572103
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 24th, 2018

Me and You and the Red Canoe By Jean E. Pendziwol, Phil (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean E. Pendziwol, Phil (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554988471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Groundwood Books - August 1st, 2017