Launch Party for Shanda Trent - Giddy-Up Buckaroos!

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

Launch Party for Shanda Trent - Giddy-Up Buckaroos!

Since I was a child, words flowed from my brain to the page. No…they gushed. I was a geyser of words.  From creative writing to journalism, I had a lot to say.   I am a lot like Lio Lionni’s character Frederick,  gathering words and colors and sun rays, for the winter days are long & gray & cold.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781680100082
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Published: Tiger Tales - March 1st, 2016

Two young buckaroos wake up, sneak past the sheriff (Mom), and head outside, using Spanish words as they go. "ndale! Hurry!" they cry. They enjoy chases, lasso games, and lots of dirt--but will the sheriff be able to round them up at the end of the day? It also includes a glossary of Spanish words.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Wolf’s Mouth (John Smolens)

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Wolf’s Mouth (John Smolens)

John Smolens has published nine works of fiction, including Cold, Quarantine, and The Schoolmaster’s Daughter. He lives in Marquette, Michigan.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781611861976
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Published: Michigan State University Press - February 1st, 2016

In 1944 Italian officer Captain Francesco Verdi is captured by Allied forces in North Africa and shipped to a POW camp in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, where the senior POW, the ruthless Kommandant Vogel, demands that all prisoners adhere to his Nazi dictates. His life threatened, Verdi escapes from the camp and meets up with an American woman, Chiara Frangiapani, who helps him elude capture as they flee to the Lower Peninsula. By 1956 they have become Frank and Claire Green, a young married couple building a new life in postwar Detroit. When INS agent James Giannopoulos tracks them down, Frank learns that Vogel is executing men like Frank for their wartime transgressions. As a series of brutal murders rivets Detroit, Frank is caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance. In "Wolf s Mouth, " the recollections of Francesco Verdi/Frank Green give voice to the hopes, fears, and hard choices of a survivor as he strives to escape the ghosts of history."


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

On This Day in Detroit History (Bill Loomis)

Event date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

On This Day in Detroit History (Bill Loomis)

Bill Loomis is the author of Detroit's Delectable Past (2012), Detroit Food (2014) and numerous articles on culinary and social history. His writing has been published in the Detroit News, Michigan History Magazine, New York Times, Hour Detroit and more. Mr. Loomis was born in Detroit and lived for a number of years in the North Rosedale Park neighborhood in the city. Mr. Loomis now lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and children.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781626198333
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Published: History Press - January 11th, 2016

One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Incoming Collected Stories by Vic Amato

Event date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

Incoming Collected Stories by Vic Amato

Vic Amato holds a PhD in political science/public administration from Wayne State University, Detroit. He is a former journalist, mental health services administrator, and college instructor, and he served with the Third Infantry Division. He and his wife, Susan, live in Port Huron, Michigan.

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$17.94
ISBN: 9781491762394
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Published: iUniverse - March 31st, 2015

Vic Amato's sixteen tales in his Incoming: Collected Stories are literary explorations of the corridors of the human psyche, some familiar, some dark, all incorporating empathetic portraits of people, including married couples, young men on the cusp of adulthood, and even a sympathetic examination of the quirky among us.

Nearly every piece is set in the modern age; the one exception is "Everyone Hates Malvolio," a sardonic takeoff on Twelfth Night.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

ANN ARBOR / YPSILANTI READS AUTHOR CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ APPEARS AT TOWSLEY AUDITORIUM

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

OFF-SITE EVENT

ANN ARBOR / YPSILANTI READS AUTHOR CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ APPEARS AT TOWSLEY AUDITORIUM, ON THE CAMPUS OF WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Event:

Discussion of this Year's Reads Book - "The Book of Unknown Americans"

Cristina Henriquez will be signing at the end of her presentation

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780345806406
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

The Book Of Unknown Americans centers on fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera, who sustains a terrible injury. Her family leaves behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risks everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved.

Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America.


Event address: 
Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(Groundhog’s Dilemma) Kristen Remenar and Matt Faulkner

Event date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

Groundhog’s Dilemma

Kristen Remenar – author

Matt Faulkner – illustrator

Author:

Kristen Remenar is a children's librarian, writer, teacher, and national speaker on literacy. She is married to author/illustrator Matt Faulkner. This is her first picture book.

Illustrator:

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781580896009
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - December 1st, 2015

After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just “calls it like he sees it,” he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn’t keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Book Launch for ‘Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs’ and Fundraiser for Humane Society of Huron Valley Bountiful Bowls Program

Event date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

Book Launch for ‘Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs’ and Fundraiser for Humane Society of Huron Valley Bountiful Bowls Program

Dr. Michael Petty

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781581573091
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Published: Countryman Press - February 1st, 2016

You love your dog, and hate to see him in pain. But you don t want to head to the vet's office for hundreds of dollars worth of tests that might prove useless. Dr. Mike Petty understands this. He's a pain vet working with cutting-edge research to find the best way to relieve your pet's pain. In this book, he guides readers in three critical points:

1. How to determine whether a dog is in pain

2. How to find a veterinarian capable of treating these pain issues.

3. What treatments are available, and which are worth pursuing and which are not.

Dr. Petty offers clear descriptions of the treatments, both traditional and holistic. This guide offers the wisdom and support that dog owners crave in these situations.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Detroit Is: An Essay in Photographs J. Gordon Rodwan, Jr John Gordon Rodwan

Event date: 
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Detroit Is: An Essay in Photographs

J. Gordon Rodwan, Jr & John Gordon Rodwan

J. Gordon Rodwan, Jr

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By J. Gordon Rodwan, John G. Rodwan, Jr. (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kiersten Armstrong (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780989885683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kmw Studio - December 11th, 2015

Detroit Is: An Essay in Photographs offers a very personal depiction of an often misrepresented and maligned place. It presents multiple, diverse, contrasting aspects of the complex city.

J. Gordon Rodwan’s photographs show sides of the city that many people – residents and non residents alike – often miss rather than reproducing images already widely seen. They don’t ignore the dilapidated parts of the city, but they don’t fetishise those elements either. Instead, Rodwan juxtaposes them with images capturing efforts to cultivate and sustain creativity and vibrancy in place where too many expect to see only relics or despair. Neither ‘ruin porn’ nor an equally distorted boosterish presentation of only the positive, Detroit Is offers a highly individual look at what it’s like to live in Detroit.

Complementing the photographs are an introductory essay and poems by the photographer’s son, John G. Rodwan, Jr.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Local Authors Event

Event date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Local Authors Event with Mary Koral, Marilyn Churchill and Chris Lord

This is Nicola’s Books first winter Local Authors Event where we can showcase local authors to the community.  By bringing authors together we hope to bring in a larger crowd to give the authors more exposure and help get the word out about their creative works.  

Mary Koral

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Love and Vodka (R.J. Fox)

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Love and Vodka (R.J. Fox)

Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780989908702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fish Out of Water Books - November 11th, 2015

“Love & Vodka” is a unique hybrid of travel memoir and love story that seamlessly blends outlandish humor, cultural insight and a steady stream of romance. Anyone who has traveled abroad or is considering traveling will certainly connect to this book. The same can be said for anyone who is experiencing new love or pining for a love of their own. “Love & Vodka” is a faithful reminder that there is someone out there for everyone. The world is large and rife with potential; one just needs to be willing to take a gamble and explore the possibilities that exist.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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