1st Place, non-fiction book, Michigan Press Women, 2008
3rd Place, general book category, National Federation of Press Women, 2008
"A Tansplanted Yooper captures many of the quirky businesses and characters of the U.P. that I've found in my own explorations of a fun area!" - Biff Martin, Lansing, MI
"This is another fine book by Tina Lonski. When i was a child, my parents took us to the U.P. to see the ice sculptures. I'll be looking for more books by this author!" - Joanne J. from Holt, MI
"I liked the book. It made me feel like I was taking a trip up to see great grandpa." - Bob from Warren, MI
"Both of us loved "A Transplanted Yooper!" I read it first, a couple times through, and Lee has just finished reading it. We agree - you did a great job of entertaining us! Enjoyed all the pictures, too. They brought back many good memories. - Kay and Lee from Signal Mountain, TN.
"I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your book. I don't own property in the UP, but I have visited it many times. The first time I ever crossed the bridge, I went to Marinesco with my college roommate for Thanksgiving in 1970. Since then, I have traveled the UP extensively. I don't believe you mentioned a place that I haven't been to. Your book has been transplanted to the UP to my friend's cabin for visitors to read. Thank you, again, for writing such a personal book that brings back fond memories. ." - Kathleen Wheeler from Holt, MI.
"Reading your book took me back on family vacations as a kid, (and later) snowmobiling with my husband and friends, and now-- taking OUR kids up north! Congratulations on writing a book that is educational, funny and a true joy to read!" - Julie W., a Troll in Holt, MI.
“I enjoyed the book. It brought back many pleasant memories of the U. P. I was a little disappointed you never mentioned "Lathrop" in your many stories. After all, we have a village just south of Gwinn on Route 35. Actually, I have no idea where the place got its name!! It was always fun to stop there and get our family picture taken next to the sign.” – D. Lathrop from Jackson, MI
"I enjoyed reading your book, especially since I also have family roots in the U. P. – Janet R. from "Below the Bridge"
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