Immanuel Lutheran Church
of Suttons Bay, Michigan
Current Studies
Current Studies

Wednesday Morning Women's Study

The group welcomes new attendees at anytime.
Meeting in the library, the studies begin at 10:10 am Wednesday mornings.

Contact Laura Laubhan for more information or join them Wednesday morning!


Book Club


Bootstrapper by Marti Link
will be discussed, Thursday, January 25, 1:30 - 3:00.

Bootstrapper by Mardi Link, is a memoir by a Traverse City author about raising her young boys on an area farm after divorce with pluck and humor -- "pulling herself up by the bootstraps."

Laura Laubhan has checked out copies from Traverse City library to distribute until they are gone. See her for a copy.


Meets the 4th Thursday of the month.
All are welcome, 1:30 pm in the library.

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitablewoman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. More broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year’s supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants.

With an infectious optimism that would put Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm to shame and a deep appreciation of the natural world, Link tells the story of how, over the course of one long year, she holds on to her sons, saves the farm from foreclosure, and finds her way back to a life of richness and meaning on the land she loves. 


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