Along the Infinite Sea (Beatriz Williams)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Beatriz Williams - Along the Infinite Sea

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Along the Infinite Sea Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780399171314
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 3rd, 2015

Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she's finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician. 
But the car's new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts. 
Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages, in "New York Times" bestselling author Beatriz William's final book about the Schuyler sisters.


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

DREW BARRYMORE

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30pm

DREW BARRYMORE

READING FROM HER NEW MEMOIR,WILDFLOWER 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 7:30 PM 

EXCLUSIVE MICHIGAN APPEARANCE!

Event address: 
Michigan Theatre
603 E Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Jonathan Hennessey - THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BEER: THE WORLD'S FAVORITE BEVERAGE FROM 7000 BC TO TODAY'S CRAFT BREWING REVOLUTION

Event date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Jonathan Hennessey - THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BEER: THE WORLD'S FAVORITE BEVERAGE FROM 7000 BC TO TODAY'S CRAFT BREWING REVOLUTION

 

Author Bio

JONATHAN HENNESSEY is a writer of both nonfiction and fiction. American History is generally his muse.

The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781607746355
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world's favorite brew. 

Starting from about 7,000 BC, "The Comic Book Story of Beer"traces beer's influence through world history, encapsulating early man's experiments with fermentation, the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, the (often beer-related) factors that led Europe out of the Dark Ages, the Age of Exploration, the spread of capitalism, the Reformation, and on up to the contemporary explosion of craft brewing. No book has ever told the story of beer in a graphic format as a liberating or emancipating force that improved the life of everyday people. Visually riffing on abstract subjects like pasteurization, "original gravity," and "lagering," artist Aaron McConnell has a flair for cinematic action and demonstrates versatility in depicting characters and episodes from beer's rich history. Hand-drawn in a classic, accessible style, "The Comic Book Story of Beer"makes a great gift, and will appeal to the most avid comic book geek and those who live for beer.


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

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky - The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky - The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

 

The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780199313914
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 3rd, 2015

Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of two years of on-the-ground investigation, Gould-Wartofsky traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discussion of the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts their evolving strategies, tactics, and tensions as they seek to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Displaced from public spaces and news headlines, the 99 Percent movement has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofsky maintains, its offshoots may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come.


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

Jack Dempsey & Brian James Egen - Michigan at Antietam:: The Wolverine State’s Sacrifice on America ‘s Bloodiest Day

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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

Jack Dempsey & Brian James Egen - Michigan at Antietam:: The Wolverine State’s Sacrifice on America ‘s Bloodiest Day

Jack Dempsey

Michigan at Antietam:: The Wolverine State's Sacrifice on America's Bloodiest Day Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626199279
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Published: History Press - August 31st, 2015

America's single bloodiest day was at the Battle of Antietam, and Michigan played a prominent role. Discover the state's connections to the Lost Order, one of the Civil War's greatest mysteries. Explore George A. Custer's role as a staff officer in combat. Mourn the extraordinary losses Michiganders suffered, including one regiment losing nearly half its strength at the epicenter of the battle. The Wolverine State's contributions to secure the Union and enable the Emancipation Proclamation are vast and worthy of a monument on the battlefield. Authors Jack Dempsey and Brian James Egen provide research and analysis that shed new insights on the role of Michigan soldiers and civilians during the epic struggle. 

 


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

The Three Illustrators – Pilutti, Marcero & Gendron

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Three Illustrators – Pilutti, Marcero & Gendron

Deb Pilutti

Bear and Squirrel Are Friends . . . Yes, Really! Cover Image
By Deb Pilutti, Deb Pilutti (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481429139
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 15th, 2015

Yes, bears sometimes eat squirrels. But can they still be friends? Find out in this clever picture book that's perfect for preschoolers. 
"The other bears said, "Squirrel would make a good midnight snack ""
"Bear said, "Squirrel's my friend. I would never eat a friend."" 
But what happens if Bear gets really, really hungry? Squirrel has just the solution This story about the power and bond of friendship will warm the hearts--and tickle the funny bones--of everyone who reads it.


Sadie's Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062338389
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 21st, 2015

A must-have for newly independent readers and fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine The first of a new series, starring three young girls and a mysterious visitor who appears exactly when you need her with just the right amount of magic.

Sadie has two best friends: Jess and Maya. But Jess can only take one friend on vacation with her, and Sadie is the one who gets left behind. How will she ever survive the days of loneliness and boredom? But wait . . . what is that in her old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in A kind and funny witch, who's looking for her own two lost friends. Together, Sadie and the witch have a curious adventure, one that makes Sadie see her neighborhood and herself with new eyes. Acclaimed authors Ron Koertge and Christine Heppermann writing together and for younger readers for the first time have created a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. Short chapters, a satisfying mystery, gentle humor, magical dazzle, and adorable black-and-white illustrations throughout by debut artist Deborah Marcero make this an ideal pick for readers of Ivy + Bean, Just Grace, and Kate DiCamillo's novels for younger readers.


The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Cathy Gendron (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467721516
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Published: Millbrook Press - September 1st, 2015

Ever wonder how a 19th-century Russian ballet became a 21st-century holiday tradition in America? Follow the story of the three ballet-loving Christensen brothers, who staged America's first full-length production of The Nutcracker in the 1940s.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Game - Jon Stevens & Ken Magee

Event date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

Jon Stevens & Ken Magee

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The Game: The Michigan-Ohio State Football Rivalry Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467114585
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 7th, 2015

With a history that stretches over a century, the Michigan–Ohio State rivalry is one of the oldest in college football. The two teams claim a combined 19 national championships, hundreds of All-Americans, and 10 Heisman Trophies. Each year, millions of Buckeye and Wolverine fans watch the two teams battle for an opportunity to win the Big Ten championship in a contest simply known as “the Game.”


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

Discussion and Writers Workshop with author and MFA professor Lawrence Coates

Event date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Discussion and Writers Workshop with author and MFA professor Lawrence Coates

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The Goodbye House Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780874179811
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Published: University of Nevada Press - September 1st, 2015

In the aftermath of the early 2000s dot-com bust, the people of San Jose, California, face a changing landscape of lost dreams and careers gone awry. It's in this setting that Katherine Watson, a forty-seven-year-old event planner and mother of two, moves back into her childhood home with her teenage son, Carter. They live with her aging father, who is undergoing palliative care for prostate cancer. Katherine's husband, Scott, has gone missing after his risky investments failed and they were forced to sell their dream home. 

In this multigenerational family story, Katherine, Carter, and Scott all try to navigate an evolving world in the Golden State that doesn t seem quite so golden any longer. Scott returns and hopes to restore and recreate their past happiness, Katherine contemplates divorce and explores new love along the way, and Carter works to find a place for himself in a new school among classmates who are hostile to him. 

The characters fervently chase their dreams across Silicon Valley and beyond, from the gleaming office parks of Cupertino to a self-help seminar on the Las Vegas Strip and an underfunded high school theater production of "The Tempest. "The one element tying them all together is the house of the title, a 1950s tract home that once represented happiness and now holds the family close in its protective embrace, until, in the end, even this constant changes.


Camp Olvido: A Novella Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781881163572
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Published: Miami University Press - October 27th, 2015

In the California heartland in 1932, at a migrant labor camp whose very name means forgotten, a child's sudden illness leads to tensions between workers wishing to break camp and the land barons enforcing their contracts. Into this dispute Esteban Alas - contrabandista and self-styled businessman - is reluctantly drawn as a mediator, until an act of violence forces him into a more tragic role.


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

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Michigan Fall Conference

Event date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Michigan Fall Conference

More Information: bit.ly/1NoaXVt

Nicola’s Books will be at this event throughout the day selling books.

Homegrown Talent Schedule

Schedule (subject to change)

8-8:55 AM:  Registration / Mingle / Coffee 

9-9:10 AM:  Welcome and Opening

Event address: 
Thompson-Shore
7200 Joy Road
Dexter, MI 48130

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