Big Love (Scott Stabile)

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Scott Stabile
Big Love

Scott Stabile's inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following. A contributor to the Huffington Post, Stabile lives in Michigan.

Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781608684939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New World Library - September 5th, 2017

What happens when you fully commit yourself to love? Endless good, insists Scott Stabile, who found that out by overcoming plenty of bad. His parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years before he summoned the courage to walk away. In Big Love,his insightful and refreshingly honest collection of personal essays, Scott relates these profound experiences as well as everyday struggles and triumphs in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting, and laugh- out-loud funny. Whether silencing shame, rebounding after failure, or moving forward despite fears, Scott shares hard-won insights that consistently return readers to love, both of themselves and others.


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

Lost City of the Monkey God

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

This event is a ticketed event which includes the purchase of the trade paperback copy of ‘The Lost City of the Monkey God’.  This event will include a 45-minute audio/visual presentation as well as a Q&A section and then the signing portion of the event.  This event will focus on Douglas Preston’s non-fiction book and not about his books with Lee Child. 

Tickets are available in the store only or by calling 734.662.0600.

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

Super Manny Stands Up (Kelly Di Pucchio)

Event date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:30am

Kelly Di Pucchio - Super Manny Stands Up

Super Manny Stands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481459600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 4th, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Stephanie Graegin bring a lionhearted new hero to life in this tender, sparkling story about standing up for what's right--and finding your inner superpowers. Every day after school, Manny saves the world from formidable foes.
I AM FEARLESS 
I AM STRONG 
I AM BRAVE 
I AM POWERFUL 
I AM INVINCIBLE 
Zombie bears, evil cloud monsters, and alien robots with laser beam eyes are no match for Super Manny. But when Manny encounters a real-life nemesis in the school cafeteria, will he be able to summon his superhero strength to save the day?


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

The Besieged (Kevin Hearne)

Event date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Kevin Hearne
The Besieged

Kevin Hearne lives with his wife, son, and doggies in Colorado. He hugs trees and rocks out to heavy metal and will happily geek out over comics with you. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea.

Besieged: Stories from the Iron Druid Chronicles Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399181733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey Books - July 11th, 2017

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the two-thousand-year-old Irishman from Kevin Hearne's New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles.

- In ancient Egypt, Atticus agrees to raid a secret chamber underneath the library of Alexandria, dodging deadly traps, only to learn that on-site security includes two members of the Egyptian pantheon. 
- At a Kansas carnival, fun and games turns to murder and mayhem, thanks to soul-snatching demons and flesh-craving ghouls luring visitors into an all-too-real house of horrors. 
- Verily, in olde England, striking up a friendship with William Shakespeare lands both Atticus and the Bard in boiling hot water with a trio of infamous witches.
- During the Gold Rush, the avatar of greed himself turns the streets of San Francisco red with blood and upsets the elemental Sequoia. Atticus may have to fight fire with fire if he's going to restore balance. More, you say? Indeed there is--including bogeymen, vampire hordes, wrathful wraiths, and even a journey to the realm of the dead. Prepare to be besieged with nine tantalizing tales--not to be missed, never to be forgotten. 

Praise for Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles "Clever, fast paced and a good escape."--Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing "Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series."--Kelly Meding, author of Chimera "Outrageously fun."--The Plain Dealer, on Hounded"Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded "An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre."--Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked "Funny, razor-sharp . . . plenty of action, humor, and mythology."--Booklist (starred review), on Shattered


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

Nancy Pearl – NPR’s Librarian

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Nancy Pearl – NPR’s Librarian
George & Lizzie

George and Lizzie Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501162893
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 5th, 2017

From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family--his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom--while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed--George is happy; Lizzie remains...unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzieis an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.


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

Terror in Ypsilanti (Greg Fournier)

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Terror in Ypsilanti (Greg Fournier)

Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781627874038
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Published: Wheatmark - July 25th, 2016

Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan seeking prey until he made the arrogant mistake of killing his last victim in the basement of his uncle’s home. All-American boy John Norman Collins was arrested, tried, and convicted of the strangulation murder of Karen Sue Beineman. The other murders attributed to Collins never went to trial and soon became cold cases.

With the benefit of fifty years of hindsight, hundreds of vintage newspaper articles, thousands of police reports, and countless interviews, Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked tells the stories of the other victims, recreates the infamous trial that took Collins off the streets, and details Collins’s time spent in prison. Terror in Ypsilanti compiles an array of physical and circumstantial evidence drawing an unmistakable portrait of the sadistic murderer who slaughtered these innocent young women.


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

Poetry with Nancy Chen Long and Christine Rhein

Event date: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Poetry with Nancy Chen Long and Christine Rhein

Light into Bodies and Wild Flight

 

Poets:

Wild Flight Cover Image
By Christine Rhein, Robert A. Fink (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780896726673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Texas Tech University Press - October 15th, 2009

Soaring across extensive terrain, from the working world of Detroit to American suburbia and pop culture, from the European landscape of World War II to the current war in Iraq, Christine Rhein opens her personal world to the world at large. In poems that explore the historical, social, and scientific as well as the poignant and humorous, Rhein relishes life's juxtapositions. 


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

A Crooked Smile: a memoir (Terri Tate)

Event date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

A Crooked Smile: a memoir (Terri Tate)

Terri Tate is a psychiatric nurse specialist and inspirational humorist. Terri was first diagnosed with disfiguring oral cancer in 1991. She is a nationally recognized speaker, storyteller, and a consultant who uses lessons from her own struggle to help support anyone facing life challenges. For more info, visit territate.com
 

A Crooked Smile: A Memoir Cover Image
By Terri Tate, Anne Lamott (Foreword by)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781622037391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - November 1st, 2016

How do you keep going when the doctors give you a 2% chance of survival? For Terri Tate, it was a blend of faith, perseverance, prescription-strength humor--and most of all, a heart that never quit. "I had to stop reproaching myself for not being able to adhere to any one system of treatment," writes Terri. "I needed to create my own recipe for healing."

A Crooked Smile invites you to share Terri's astonishing experiences through cancer diagnosis, multiple surgeries, and the labyrinth of modern health care. Most of all, her physical challenges compelled her to take a spiritual journey she could never have imagined. Writing with a mix of gentle wit and courageous vulnerability, Terri recounts her years of living in a crucible of inner growth--and shares her surprising adventures with unlooked-for helpers, shamanic guides, and unexpected openings to spiritual sources of wisdom and healing.

"I do believe that our bodies possess self-healing mechanisms that we're only beginning to tap," writes Terri. "Whatever contributed to my survival, I am certain that something mystical beyond the medical was at work, and the final decision was out of my hands." With A Crooked Smile, she shares an unforgettable story of perseverance, love, and the small miracles that can save our lives.


"Thrilling in its insight and first-rate storytelling! Terri writes like a dream; she describes dark material in a way that is totally honest, yet also jaunty and visceral, and makes it easy to read about. I laughed out loud while reading this book, over and over, and marked it up like a student." --Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies 

"An illuminating demonstration of the hard-won wisdom found in self-guided recovery after the heartbreak of disfiguring cancer. Tate takes us on a harrowing journey down the rabbit hole of scalpels, medical blunders, radiation, and complications, while generously revealing her power struggle with the harsh inner voice that lives in us all. Her story reminds readers of the magical strength of the authentic self as our truest ally--and of the fantastical medicine of shopping, power animals, city lights, and the one and only Johnny Mathis. A rich and well-crafted memoir!" --Patricia Arquette, award-winning actress 

 


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

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