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Book Review: “Everything Must Go” by Camille Pagán

The Ann Arbor novelist's latest book addresses the importance of boundaries, while offering an honest and relatable depiction of middle age

Local Author Kelsey Ronan’s Debut Novel is a ‘Love Letter to Flint’

‘Chevy in the Hole’ is out on March 15

Detroit Native Shaka Senghor is Seeking Stories About Fatherhood

The bestselling author is working on a coffee table book with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
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Literati to Host Event for Poet Jennifer Huang’s ‘Return Flight’

The University of Michigan grad releases their collection on Jan. 18
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Book Review: ‘The Stranger in the Lifeboat’ By Mitch Albom

Detroit’s top-selling writer cranks out another overwrought but pleasing spiritual page-turner

7 Mysterious Reads with Michigan Ties

Add these thrillers to your fall reading list
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9 Beach Reads with Michigan Connections

Pass the time this summer with these page-turners
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How Farmington Hills Native Andy Kravis Became a Crossword Puzzle ‘Rock Star’

The assistant puzzles and games editor at "The New Yorker" talks about his career and slipping Michigan words into games

Jimmy Doom Distills a Lifetime of Hard Living Into Bite-Sized Daily Stories

The professional actor and onetime punk rocker released his first book, "Humans, Being: A Story a Day for a Year," in December
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with These 12 Metro Detroit Events

Here’s what open mic nights, writing workshops, and panel events to check out
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Room Project Presents Book Clubs and Event with Author Imbolo Mbue

The Detroit writing and arts space is reading Mbue's new release, ’How Beautiful We Were’
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Book Recommendations from Metro Detroit Shop Owners

Dig into these books this National Reading Month
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24 Virtual Events to Check Out During National Reading Month

The Detroit Writing Room, the Zell Visiting Writers Series, Detroit Public Library, metro Detroit bookshops, and more offer plenty of things to do in March

How Local Independent Bookshops Are Weathering the Pandemic

With creativity, perseverance, and a little extra online outreach, they're tackling the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19
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A New 624-Page Book Pays Homage to Cranbrook Academy of Art

Nearly 200 artists are featured in "With Eyes Opened"
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It’s Up to a Chain-Smoking Bisexual Superhero To Save Detroit in ‘Abbott: 1973’

Elena Abbott breaks barriers as the city's first Black female superhero
The Best Books of 2020

The Best Books of 2020

Looking for your next great read? Well, this year saw a bumper crop of standout titles.
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A Rare Books Librarian is Uncovering the Women Writers of Years Past

Oakland University’s Emily Spunaugle tells their stories by preserving their work

Author Suzy Farbman Always Bounces Back

Farbman, who is penning a new book about Cass Coridor artists, is the keynote speaker for JVS Human Services' 2020 Trade Secrets fundraiser

Venture Into the Aftermath of ‘Bird Box’ with Josh Malerman’s New Release

"Malorie" takes place 12 years after the events of the original story