U.P. author brings a fresh perspective to historical fiction

Author and Upper Peninsula native Deborah Frontiera is breathing new life into objects in the U.P.

Her new book “Superior Tapestry: Weaving the Threads of Upper Michigan History,” tells stories from the point of view of trees, rocks and rivers.

The book aims to educate readers on the rich history of the Upper Peninsula, and the unique point of view puts historical fiction through a fresh lens.

“You can do as much or more with an inanimate object as you can with people,” says Frontiera. “You look at the popularity of things like ‘Toy Story’ or ‘Night at the Museum.’ It’s a way of drawing readers in.”

The book is Frontiera’s 11th and is published by Modern History Press.