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The Jacket Cover of Middlesex

‘Middlesex’ 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, an epic novel with an unconventional, intersex narrator (and a richly described Detroit backdrop)appeared on bookstore shelves, grabbing readers with this...
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4 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

New and noteworthy reads with Michigan connections
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9 Sci-Fi Books, Movies, and Video Games with Ties to Detroit

Experience stories of the future with local connections
Detroit Opera House

New Book on the Detroit Opera House Debuts on Theater’s 100th Anniversary

The venue has seen vaudeville, opera, jazz, radio broadcasts, live performances by The B-52’s and The Clash, and much more

Writer Frances Kai-hwa Wang Tackles Divorce, Banana Covers, & More in Powerful New Book

The Asian American writer published 'You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is In Braids' through Wayne State University Press
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Detroiter Jaunique Sealey Flourishes in Publishing as Author Jayne Allen

She released the novel "Black Girls Must be Magic" in February
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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