Presenters: Chanelle Benz, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Meagan Lucas
Moderator: Kacey Riley
While we’re not talking about Harbor Springs here, there are certainly traits common to small towns that tend to breed secrecy. Family histories are entwined over generations. Crime and corruption exist without recompense. Everyone knows everyone else’s business and, as much as various groups may despise one another, they loathe outsiders even more. Throw in the racial tension of the Deep South, or the demanding culture of remotest Russia, and the protagonists in these stories have no choice but to uncover other’s past wrongdoings and to bury their own in the process.