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Why couldn't a mermaid live in Lake Michigan? Local poets team up to tell a tale of tails

Kristina Stonehill
"The Lake Michigan Mermaid" is illustrated by Meridith Ridl.

When you think of a mermaid story, maybe an ocean comes to mind.

A fictional mermaid swims in the Great Lakes.
Credit Kristina Stonehill
"The Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems" is a new book by authors Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen.

But couldn’t a mermaid live in the Great Lakes? Lake Michigan maybe?

Writers Linda Nemec Foster and Anne-Marie Oomen posed that question to each other ten years ago. Their new book is called The Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems.

Listen above to hear Nemec Foster and Oomen read a short excerpt from their new book, and talk about how they came to write a story about a mermaid from Lake Michigan.

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