Ford Road

History Titles Perfect for the Holiday Season

by Brianne Johnson December 12, 2012

Tired of hearing the same tales of the golden days from that one great-uncle during dinner? Intrigued by the rich history of the Mitten you call home? Have empty stockings coincidentally the perfect size for a book? Celebrate and share Michigan history this holiday season with the University of Michigan Press’s Ford Road and The Boy Governor, both 40%-off at the UMP Holiday Sale! Allow yourself to be transported to Detroit at the dawn of the automotive age and Michigan’s rural western counties after the settlement of the frontier in historian Amy Kenyon’s debut novel, Ford Road. An exploration of memory as both […]

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Q&A with Amy Kenyon, author of Ford Road

by Emily July 27, 2012

Ford Road, a new Michigan-based novel by historian Amy Kenyon, tells the story of Kay Seger, a historical consultant to a Los Angeles film company who abandons her career to return to her childhood home in Michigan after the death of her mother. There, Kay rekindles a teenage love affair with Joe Chase, now a Vietnam War veteran and Ford auto worker, and begins an investigation of her family’s past that transports readers to Detroit at the dawn of the automotive age and Michigan’s rural western counties after the settlement of the frontier. In this Q&A, Kenyon, who was born in Dearborn, […]

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