Lansing author Barb Barton talks about her book at Everybody Reads


Lansing author Barb Barton will visit Everybody Reads Saturday to talk about her book “The Amazing Adventures of a Midwestern Girl,” which details her forays into the natural world while working as an endangered species biologist. The book “takes the reader through her early days in Indiana at her beloved grandparents' house to the caves of Pennsylvania, the great northern reaches of Michigan and glacial bays in Alaska.” 

Within the series of short essays, Barton stumbles across a dead body and joins a Ranger search for a missing backpacker. Throughout the book, she “chronicles how she is alive to what transpires around her, to how she can see and find meaning and fulfillment in the crevices of human existence,” Marion Ann Owen-Fekete of Lansing said. 

In addition to writing, Barton travels around Michigan as a public speaker (and sometimes folk musician). She is also a filmmaker, photographer and wild foods forager. She has received numerous accolades, including the 2020 bronze medal Independent Publisher Book Award for her book “Manoomin,” a 2019 Michigan Notable Book Award and a 2018 Michigan History Award in the University Press/Commercial Press category. 

The event is free, and copies of the book will be available for purchase. 


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