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Wasaga Beach Public Library 2016

THE DEFENDER: Mike Gennings

IMG_0078Michael Gennings is an award-winning journalist who now works as an executive assistant to Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson.

Gennings has served on the Wasaga Beach Public Library Board since 2014. Gennings is also an active member of the Stayner Chamber of Commerce and a past-president of that organization.

He is a voracious reader and in that regard enjoys books about political science, history, biography, mystery, and humour. Married to April, the couple has two boys, Samuel and George.

THE BOOK: Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
half-blood-bluesThe aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero’s bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there’s more to the journey than he thought. (