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Lansing writer Bryce David Salazar has published his first novel. She Sees Metaphors will be released Friday at an event at The Robin Theatre in Lansing. Current State's Scott Pohl talks to Salazar about the book.

She Sees Metaphors is the debut novel from Lansing writer Bryce David Salazar. It’s the story of a young woman whose life is complicated by bizarre metaphoric visions.

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ESPN football analyst Ray Bentley has written his first novel. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with him about “Driftwood.” Bentley also has high expectations for the Michigan State football team this season.


Mardi Jo Link photo
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In 2013, Mardi Jo Link published “Bootstrapper,” recounting her post-divorce life running a small farm in northern Michigan. Now, she’s back with a new book about her lifelong friendship with seven other women. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Mardi Jo Link about “The Drummond Girls.”


Current State discusses the history of Asian Americans in Michigan with the editor of a new book on the topic.


Literature can be a window into the history and culture of the place where it is written. Current State talks to freelance journalist Anna Clark about her new book exploring Michigan’s “literary luminaries.”


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