The Winter Alumni Book Discussion will be discussing “Mother’s Milk” by Dwight G. Stackhouse. The event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 2 – 4 p.m. in room 225, Liberal Arts Building, Marygrove College. Dr. Loretta Woodard, Marygrove College English Professor, will be our facilitator. The author will be present and will autograph books on request.
MOTHER, LOVE, DEATH: these three words, when combined, are among the most compelling in the English language. “Mother’s Milk” is a moving human drama about a young minister who cannot cope with the death of his beloved mother. He falls into a grief-induced antipathy which nearly kills him, destroying all hope for a productive life, until a most unlikely redeemer finds a way to him. Based on a true story, the reader is taken on a spectacular journey– weaving in and out of past and present moments to reveal the depth of familial love and loss.
Dwight G. Stackhouse began his artistic career as a stage actor in 1977, and has performed nationally on stages in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Boston, New York, and abroad in France. As a protégé of the late and legendary writer, James Baldwin, he recently completed his first novel. The autobiographical novel, “Mother’s Milk” has been submitted to the Kresge Foundation for a fellowship award. He lives in Detroit, Michigan where he owns and manages a private home inspection company.
“Mother’s Milk” is 459 pages and can be found on Amazon.com as well as from the publisher, Xilibris.com. To register, contact Druel Outley ’00 at (313) 342-3208 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.