The End of Miracles (Monica Starkman)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

The End of Miracles (Monica Starkman)

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631520549
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Published: She Writes Press - May 3rd, 2016

When a seemingly miraculous pregnancy following years battling infertility ends in a late miscarriage, Margo is devastated.  For a time, the unshakable yet false belief that she is pregnant again provides relief from all-consuming grief. When her fantasy inevitably clashes with reality, Margo falls into a deep depression requiring admission to a psychiatric unit. Uncertain if the sometimes-chaotic environment there is helping or making her worse, Margo seizes an opportunity to flee. Alone on the city streets, new fantasies propel her to commit a crime with dangerous consequences for herself and others.

This stirring portrait by a prominent psychiatrist  of one woman’s psychological unraveling takes readers on a journey across the blurred boundaries between sanity and depression, madness and healing.


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The Tigress and the Yogi (Shelley Schanfield)

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Tigress and the Yogi (Shelley Schanfield)

Shelley Schanfield’s fascination with Buddhism and yoga arose fifteen years ago, when she and her son were pursuing black belts in Tae Kwon Do in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780996849104
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Published: Shelley Schanfield - January 30th, 2016

A talking tigress. A wandering yogi.

When the outcaste girl Mala meets these two, it sets her on a journey from slavery to freedom through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike. She meets gods and goddesses, outlaws and kings, and the young prince Siddhartha, who is prophesied to become the Buddha.

“…fascinating reading for anyone remotely interested in Eastern religion and culture…With a strong and graceful writing style, Schanfield combines spirituality and action in a way that’s consistently compelling…an impressive debut…” Blue Ink Reviews

“With its violent, pulsating, and raw sensuality, this story of a heroine from the edges of Buddhist traditions appeals to the senses…Schanfield’s portrayal of the feminine aspects of the divine is highly potent…” Patty Comeau, five stars, Foreword Clarion Reviews


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YA Authors Kelly Barson & Cori McCarthy - Charlotte Cuts It Out & You Were Here

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

YA Authors Kelly Barson & Cori McCarthy

Charlotte Cuts It Out & You Were Here

Kelly Barson:

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780451468932
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Lydia and I were in eighth grade when we came up with our Grand Plan to go to cosmetology school and get jobs to build our clientele while we earned business degrees. Then we’d open our own salon . . .  

Now Charlotte and Lydia are juniors, in a Cosmetology Arts program where they’ll get on-the-job training and college credits at the same time. The Grand Plan is right on schedule.

Which means it’s time for Step Two: Win the Winter Style Showcase, where Cos Arts and Fashion Design teams team up to dazzle the judges with their skills.

Charlotte is sure that she and Lydia have it locked up—so sure, in fact, that she makes a life-changing bet with her mother, who wants her to give up cos for college.

And that’s when things start going off the rails.

As the clock ticks down to the night of the Showcase, Charlotte has her hands full. Design divas. Models who refuse to be styled. Unexpectedly stiff competition. And then, worst of all, Lydia—her BFF and Partner in Cos—turns out to have a slightly different Grand Plan . .

Like 45 Pounds (More or Less), K.A. Barson’s Charlotte Cuts it Out is a funny, relatable story set in the heart of the Midwest, just right for girls who have big dreams of their own.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781492617044
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - March 1st, 2016

Cori McCarthy delivers an emotionally taut page-turner from multiple points of view combined with stunning illustrations.

Jaycee is about to accomplish what her older brother Jake couldn't: live past graduation.

Jaycee is dealing with her brother's death the only way she can by re-creating Jake's daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She's not crazy, okay? She just doesn't have a whole lot of respect for staying alive.

Jaycee doesn't expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she's joined by a group of unlikely friends all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and... Mik. He doesn't talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable-reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

Cori McCarthy's gripping narrative defies expectation, moving seamlessly from prose to graphic novel panels and word art poetry, perfect for fans of E. Lockhart, Jennier Niven, and Jandy Nelson. From the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum to the skeletal remains of the world's largest amusement park, You Were Here takes you on an unforgettable journey of friendship, heartbreak and inevitable change.


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Colin Campbell & George the Newfoundland (yes a dog) Free Days with George

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Colin Campbell & George the Newfoundland (yes a dog)

Free Days with George Fundraiser with the Humane Society of Huron Valley Bountiful Bowls Program

Breed: Newfoundland
Age: 8 years
Special skill: surfing
Known for: sweet, gentle

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780385682893
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Published: Anchor Canada - May 3rd, 2016

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Redemption Road (John Hart)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Redemption Road (John Hart)

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780312380366
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 3rd, 2016

Imagine:
A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother.
A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.
After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen…
This is a town on the brink.
This is Redemption Road.
Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller.


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The Millennial Mindset & Social Media (Gina Luttrell)

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

Gina Luttrell - The Millennial Mindset & Social Media

Gina Luttrell is an Associate Professor of Public Relations and Social Media at Eastern Michigan University with over 15 years of experience in the communications field. Her extensive background includes strategic development and implementation of public relations and social media, advertising, marketing, crisis and corporate communications.

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$36.00
ISBN: 9781442245174
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 14th, 2016

 

We’ve all heard that Millennials are smarter than everyone else, unique in every way possible, that they have probably been millionaires since age seven, and that they are poised to take over the world. We’ve also heard that they are lazy, unmotivated, entitled, and condescending know-it-alls. How can this generation have such opposing characteristics? What is the truth about this generation?


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$24.95
ISBN: 9781442226128
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - August 14th, 2014

‘Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect’ is a step-by-step resource to better understand, create, and develop sound social media strategies. Written in a relaxed and pragmatic tone this book concentrates on both the operational and practical aspects of this ever evolving subject. Rich with concrete advice and examples from some of the most preeminent authorities in the fields of social media, public relations, and marketing this book has something for everyone.


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The Charm Bracelet - Viola Shipman (pen name of Wade Rouse)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Charm Bracelet - Viola Shipman (pen name of Wade Rouse)

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250071323
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 22nd, 2016

Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.

For every birthday Lolly’s mother gave her a charm with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive and Lolly’s charm bracelet would be a constant reminder of that love.

Now seventy and starting to forget things, Lolly knows time is running out to reconnect with a daughter and granddaughter whose lives have become too busy for Lolly or her family stories.

When Arden, Lolly’s daughter, receives an unexpected phone call about her mother she and granddaughter Lauren rush home.  Over the course of their visit Lolly reveals the story behind each charm on her bracelet and one by one the family stories help Lolly, Arden and Lauren reconnect in a way that brings each woman closer to finding joy, love and faith.

A compelling story of three women and a beautiful reminder of the preciousness of family The Charm Bracelet is a keepsake you’ll cherish long after the final page.


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Special Story Time with Shanda Trent, Melanie Zwegers and a Visit from The Library Mouse

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Special Story Time with Shanda Trent, Melanie Zwegers and a Visit from The Library Mouse

Nicola's Books is an official Children's Book Week store and we have put together a great Special Story Time for you. We will have local picture book authors Shanda Trent and Melanie Zwegers coming who will read their books and as a special treat The Library Mouse will also stop by for a visit! So bring you youngsters and have some fun.

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YA Authors Kristine Kruppa & Elena Bozzi - 27 Days to Midnight & Puddle: A Tale for the Curious

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

27 Days to Midnight - Kristine Kruppa (consignment event)

Kristine Kruppa is a mechanical engineer at Ford Motor Company, writer, and world traveler. Her days are spent designing cool new car parts, but her evenings are filled with writing and cats. She has traveled solo to seventeen countries on five continents. Her other hobbies include hunting for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring used book stores, and accidentally climbing mountains. 

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The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded (Jim Ottaviani)

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded (Jim Ottaviani)

Jim Ottaviani ("Feynman", "Primates") is the world s preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science. Notable works include a biography of Niels Bohr and the fast-paced tale of the desperate lives of early paleontologists and "T-Minus: The Race to the Moon", from Aladdin books. He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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By Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419718939
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Published: Abrams Comicarts - March 22nd, 2016

Award winning authors Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis present a historically accurate graphic novel biography of English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game." 
English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912 1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. "The Imitation Game" presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. 
Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Feynman "and "Primates") and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the "Comics Journal") present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most unsung heroes.


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