Burning Bright (Nick Petrie)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Nick Petrie - Burning Bright

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan Residential College, and his story At the Laundromat won the 2006 Short Story Contest in theThe Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee.

Burning Bright (Peter Ash Novel #2) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399174575
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 10th, 2017

"Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie's Peter Ash is the real deal."--Lee Child. 


In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne (Lincoln Journal-Star), Ash has a woman's life in his hands and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine. 


War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he’d hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly, long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn’t t favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. 


There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, and ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots. 
Just days ago, investigative journalist June Cassidy escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail.  She suspects they’re after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what's going on, and help from someone with Peter's particular set of skills. 


Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.


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In Love and Struggle (Stephen Ward)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Stephen Ward

In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

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ISBN: 9780807835203
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 7th, 2016

James Boggs (1919-1993) and Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) were two largely unsung but critically important figures in the black freedom struggle. Born and raised in Alabama, James Boggs came to Detroit during the Great Migration, becoming an automobile worker and a union activist. Grace Lee was a Chinese American scholar who studied Hegel, worked with Caribbean political theorist C. L. R. James, and moved to Detroit to work toward a new American revolution. As husband and wife, the couple was influential in the early stages of what would become the Black Power movement, laying the intellectual foundation for racial and urban struggles during one of the most active social movement periods in recent U.S. history.

Stephen Ward details both the personal and the political dimensions of the Boggses' lives, highlighting the vital contributions these two figures made to black activist thinking. At once a dual biography of two crucial figures and a vivid portrait of Detroit as a center of activism, Ward's book restores the Boggses, and the intellectual strain of black radicalism they shaped, to their rightful place in postwar American history.


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SCBWI Merry Mitten Holiday Event

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

SCBWI Merry Mitten Holiday Event

Sit & Sign w/Children’s/YA Authors

Lisa Wheeler:

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By Lisa Wheeler, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803741348
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Published: Dial Books - October 18th, 2016

Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she gathers kindling in the forest. A poor woman, she doesn't have proper shoes on her cold feet. "Glory be I only wish I had your mate," she says to the boot, and the next morning, to her great surprise, there is not just one boot but two sitting by her bed More wishes bring even better gifts but the best is still to come: A visitor arrives at her door a man with a big white beard, wearing a red suit and only one boot. Who could this magical visitor be? Santa Claus, of course And he has one more surprise in store for Hannah: She wakes up the next morning to find a new puppy waiting for her


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By Lisa Wheeler, Barry Gott (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781512403145
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - October 1st, 2016

Illustrations and rhyming text follow dinosaurs as they race against each other in dragsters, then off-road vehicles, and finally stock cars.


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ISBN: 9781929345205
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Published: Poisoned Pencil - February 2nd, 2016

When a serial-killing graffiti artist starts painting your picture all over town it puts a girl On Edge. Emanuella "LL" Harvey puts her gymnastic skills to good use as a member of her brother's Parkour group. Freerunning, jumping, and climbing over their corner of the city like it's an obstacle course gives them something to take pride in and keeps them out of trouble-sort of. But trouble finds LL when she runs into Haze, a talented graffiti artist whose sister Heather was murdered two years before. Freerunner and Writer promptly fall in love, but they decide to hide their relationship till they're sure it's the real thing-and until they can find a way to placate LL's hotheaded brother, who has it in for Haze and his gang. But when portraits of LL-done in Haze's distinctive style-start popping up on city walls, all hell breaks loose. LL's brother threatens a gang war, which LL tries to avert by identifying the Writer who is really responsible for the paintings. But when another teen is murdered, it looks bad for Haze, especially when LL discovers that Heather's killer and her portrait-painter are one and the same.


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ISBN: 9781680461558
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Published: Melange Books - Fire and Ice YA - August 14th, 2015

Spending three weeks of her summer in northern Michigan at the elite Foxwoode Riding Academy should have been one of the happiest times of sixteen year-old Brynlei’s life. But from the moment she arrives at Foxwoode, Brynlei can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. Then she hears the story of a girl who vanished on a trail ride four years earlier.

While the other girls laugh over the story of the dead girl who haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl—or her ghost—may be lurking in the shadows. Brynlei’s quest to reveal the truth interferes with her plan to keep her head down and win Foxwoode’s coveted Top Rider Award. To make things worse, someone discovers Brynlei’s search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. As Brynlei begins to unravel the truth surrounding the missing girl, she finds herself faced with an unimaginable choice. Will she protect a valuable secret? Or save a life?


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ISBN: 9781621355151
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Published: Clean Reads - April 22nd, 2016

Before Dad’s rust-bucket lurched into the driveway with forty-three chickens in the back, the closest Sami Duggan had ever come to poultry was licking the grease off her fingers at the local KFC. Now Sami better think quick before her whole life is turned upside down by Dad’s latest get rich quick scheme.


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Olympic Odyssey (Emory Clark)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Emory Clark - Olympic Odyssey

Emory Clark began rowing at age 13 at Groton School on the Nashua River an hour west of Boston. He went on to Yale University where he was captain of the crew his senior year, graduating in 1960 with a degree in English literature.

After college he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving on active duty from 1961 to 1964, including a 13 month tour in the Orient.

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Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor & Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor

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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Authors:

Jon Milan – Jon Milan is a Detroit-based journalist, pianist, composer and historian with three previous Arcadia publications: 2014’s Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan, coauthored with Gail Offen; 2011’s Old Chicago Road, and 2009’s Detroit: Ragtime and the Jazz Age.

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By Jon Milan, Gail Offen, Ari Weinzweig (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781467117333
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 12th, 2016

What is an iconic Ann Arbor restaurant? Ask anyone who has ever spent time there as a student, traveler, or townie, and they are likely to name several favorites in an instant. From debating the best place to celebrate or console on football Saturdays to deciding where to eat after the bars close, the choices have always sparked passionate conversation. In Ann Arbor, people are known to have strong feelings about the best places for pizza, coffee, beer, burgers, noodles, and burritos. Although many of the go-to hangouts are long gone, a surprising number still thrive. And there are always a few newcomers coming along to win the hearts of the next generation of diners, nibblers, and noshers. Some are fine restaurants and taverns, and others are lunch counters, diners, carry-outs, and drive-ins but in each and every case, they are unique and together make up a collection of iconic local eateries.


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ISBN: 9781467116848
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Published: Legendary Locals - October 17th, 2016

Graced by the Huron River with an abundance of parks, Ann Arbor offers residents and visitors entertainment, sports, shopping, dining, and of course, the University of Michigan. Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor celebrates its citizens. Some of those who make up Ann Arbor are creative artists, inspiring educators, dedicated public servants, and determined business owners. With the exception of Lewis the cat, who reigned at Downtown Home and Garden, this book is filled with stories about people who have made and are making Ann Arbor one of the best places to live in the United States. Within its pages lie the stories of who chose maize and blue as the University of Michigan s colors; who was the first Ann Arborite to race in the Indy 500; and who sold Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino s, his first pizzeria. Inside are photographs and descriptions of the legendary people of the past and the present, as well as those who are on their way to becoming the legends of the future.


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Sunday Afternoon with Young Adult Debut Authors

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Sunday Afternoon with Young Adult Debut Authors

(Who All Happen to Live in Michigan!)

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The Art of Holding on and Letting Go Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996864916
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Published: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc. - September 12th, 2016

Competitive climber Cara Jenkins feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She's enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, the writings of Annie Dillard and Henry David Thoreau her textbooks. But when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadoran mountaintop, Cara's nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt. 
Starting over at her grandparents home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love. Cara's journey illustrates the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started.


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ISBN: 9780399175909
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

With her impossible-to-please grandmother on her back about college and her disapproving step-dad watching her every move, Tessa would do anything to escape the pressure-cooker she calls home. So shefinds a shot of much-needed power and confidenceby hooking up with boys, even though itmeans cheating on her boyfriend.But when she's finally caught red-handed, she ll do anything she can to cover up what she's done.

Jack is a prankster who bucks the system every chance he gets each transgression getting riskier and riskier. He loves the thrill, and each adventure allows a little release because his smug smile and suave demeanor in the face of authority doesn t make life at home with his mom any less tough. He tries to take care of her, but the truth is he's powerless in the face of her fragile mental health. So he copes in his own way, by defacing public property and pulling elaborate pranks, though he knows in the end this ll only screw up his life even more.

As they both try not to let their self-destructive patterns get the best of them, Tessa and Jack gravitate toward one another, discovering the best parts of themselves in the process. An honest portrayal of the urges that drive us and finding the strength to overcome them, Ripple is a stunning debut from a powerful new voice.


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ISBN: 9780553537048
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

Fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Jenny Han will fall in love with this heartfelt and humor-laced debut following one zodiac-obsessed teen as she struggles to find the guy of her cosmic dreams. 
As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a planetary alignment that won t repeat for a decade, she's forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House relationships and love. But Wil must decide whether to trust her heart or her chart when she falls for a sensitive guitar player whose zodiac sign points to cosmic disaster. 
If Wil's fate is truly written in the stars, then this summer is about to go supernova. . . . 


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ISBN: 9781440594571
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Published: Simon Pulse - December 2nd, 2016

Ellery wants to die. Nothing is going right. Her younger sister is dead, and her family is in a shambles. But on the day that she tries to end it all, even the gun won't work. When she tries to return it, she's intercepted by a security guard who also happens to be a boy in one of her classes, Colter Sawyer. Colter recognizes Ellery's desperation and begins working hard to earn her trust. Why does this cute boy care about my worthless life?, Ellery wonders. But as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Colter has very good reasons for his vigilance, deep, personal reasons. And whether Ellery likes it or not, he won't let go.


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Children of the New World: Stories (Alexander Weinstein)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Alexander Weinstein

Children of the New World: Stories

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ISBN: 9781250098993
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Published: Picador USA - September 13th, 2016

Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago.


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