Local Indie Spotlight: Sandy Carlson

The Town That DisappearedAfter relocating to a Michigan mill town following the 1871 Chicago fire, 12-year-old Adrian struggles to adjust to small-town life and faces the prospect of losing yet another home, his new friends and his secret hobby. The Town That Disappeared, a historical fiction novel by Battle Creek’s Sandy Carlson, is a delightful coming-of-age story based on real-life events that will teach young readers about area history, compassion and acceptance. It’s a good story to tell, and Carlson does a very nice job. Aimed at middle-school readers, this book definitely would appeal to the Guys Read set.

Carlson’s book is part of the Local Indie @ KDL collection, housed at the Cascade Township and Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branches. It was created to give independent authors, filmmakers and musicians the opportunity to be added to our shelves and to be featured by staff in order to increase viewers, readers and listeners.

Click here to browse our Local Indie @ KDL collection.


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Written by Morgan J.

Morgan J.

Morgan J. is a KDL communications assistant. She spends summers as a “hood ornament” of sorts while her husband captains their old, cedar-sided pontoon down the Flat River. In the wintertime she counts the days until she’ll have her toes in the water again.

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