2017 Book

Wolf's Mouth

The "One Book, One Community" program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings. Although dozens of similar programs have been sponsored nationwide, this is one that brings together a county and a university. 

To contact the Marquette County One Book One Community committee, email mqtonebook@gmail.com.

The NMU/Marquette County One Book One Community committee is pleased to announce the book selection for 2017:

Wolf’s Mouth

By John Smolens

Brief description:

The novel features a WWII Italian officer in a Prisoner of War camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant, and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.  Caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance, Officer Francesco Verdi/Frank Green gives voice to the hopes, fears, and hard choices of a survivor as he strives to escape the ghosts of history.


Watch John Smolens' presentation on the research process he used in investigating the history for this book and his other novels!