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Mayfields to discuss award-winning novel July 18

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Doug and Sally Mayfield, Deerwood, co-authors of the novel, “Angle of Declination,” are the Thursday, July 18, presenters in the Speaking of Books series of programs from 4:30-6 p.m. at Prairie Bay Grill and Catering, Baxter.

The event is free.

“Angle of Declination,” a navigational term, is the controlling metaphor in a love story and family saga that takes the reader from the Ontario wilderness to the Seaway villages of northern New York.

“Angle of Declination” earned a national award, “2012 Book of the Year,” by ForeWord Reviews in the historical fiction category. Also in 2012, the novel was a silver medalist in the Independent Book Awards and was a Minnesota Book Award finalist for fiction.

It was a runner-up and silver medal recipient for Best Regional Fiction of 2012 at the Independent Publisher Book Awards from 1,150 entrants.

This is the second year for the literary venue featuring regional authors, publishers, book photographer, literary publicists and illustrators. Joe Plut, author and a retired Central Lakes College English and humanities instructor, created and hosts the series.

Speaking of Books is a free series scheduled the third Thursday of each month through September. The rest of the schedule: Aug. 15, Anthony Bukoski; Sept. 19, Krista Rolfzen Soukup. Each program includes complimentary appetizers and time for the presenter to answer questions and sign books. Guests also receive a $5 discount toward dinner at Prairie Bay that evening.

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