• News Release: 5/26/2021

    Contact: Mary Ruthko, Marketing Manger
    Bay County Library System (BCLS)
    Cell: 989-324-7127
    BCLS to host international best-selling author Miles Harvey
    BAY COUNTY, MI--The Bay County Library System is excited to host international best-selling author Miles Harvey via Zoom on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm. Miles will talk about his acclaimed book, The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch, which was selected as a Michigan Notable Book and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice pick in 2020. 
    Described as "[A] rollicking story, ripe for a Hollywood treatment" by Vanity Fair, and a tale that will "astonish and delight fans of American history" by Publishers WeeklyThe King of Confidence masterfully chronicles the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, the self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, until his assassination in 1856. 
    "Miles Harvey is the author of the national and international bestseller The Island of Lost Maps and the recipient of a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan. His book Painter in a Savage Land was named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editors' Choice. He teaches creative writing at DePaul University in Chicago, where he is a founding editor of Big Shoulders Books" (milesharvey.com).
    This event is FREE, but registration is required and limited. Call any BCLS branch library or register via the Calendar of Events at www.baycountylibrary.org. You will receive the Zoom link via email after registration. 

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