Watch Bridge Culture Club discussion of the novel ‘Tin Camp Road

More than 110 readers joined Bridge and Airgood for a discussion of her big-hearted 2021 novel.

“Tin Camp Road” tells the story of a mother and her 10-year-old daughter and their fight for a stable life amid the poverty of the Upper Peninsula. “Tin Camp Road” was chosen as the Library of Congress’s “Great Reads from Great Places” Michigan selection for 2023.

Airgood discussed setting her books in the Upper Peninsula, character development, the role of family and community in “Tin Camp Road,” her life as a Michigander, balancing writing and owning a small business as well as the reaction to the book.

Bridge Michigan hosts bimonthly discussions on books with ties to Michigan. Previous sessions have featured “The World According to Fannie Davis,” by Bridgett M. Davis, “Arc of Justice,” by Kevin Boyle, “The Women of the Copper Country,” by Mary Doria Russell, “Black Bottom Saints,” by Alice Randall, “Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret,” by Steve Luxenberg, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Wounds” by Razel Jones and Daniel Abbott, “The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls” by Anissa Gray, “The Other Me” by Sarah Zachrich Jeng, “The Dockporter” by Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone, “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids” by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang “The King of Confidence” by Miles Harvey, “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “American Salvage” by Bonnie Jo Campbell, “We Kept Our Towns Going” by Phyllis Michael Wong, the film “Bad Axe,” directed by David Siev, “Once We Were Here” by Christopher Cosmos and “August Snow” by Stephen Mack Jones.


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