I grew up in a small town in Michigan. Attended the same school my mother attended. The home we lived in is gone, but the memories linger. To give a little back, I donated a batch of DOG ISLAND books for sale at the local museum - all revenue from the sale to be split evenly between the museum and the local volunteer fire department.
The results of the first weekend sales are in - DOG ISLAND sold a whopping six books. Not bad for a town with a population of 350. Salute, as they used to say on Hee-Haw.