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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By Kristen Remenar, Matt Faulkner (Illustrator)
$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
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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)

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780989908702
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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

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

Event date: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 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 (Civil War) 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

U of M Graduate Nicholas Petrie for his Debut Novel, ‘The Drifter’

Event date: 
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

U of M Graduate Nicholas Petrie for his Debut Novel, ‘The Drifter’

Nicholas Petrie

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174568
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 12th, 2016

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his white static, the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered . . . and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined . . . and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he d left for good.Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, "The Drifter" is an exciting debut from a fresh voice in crime fiction.


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

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (Bonnie Jo Campbell)

Event date: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Signing Only

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (Bonnie Jo Campbell)

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393248456
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2015

“This collection is Campbell at her best and most audaciously appealing. At the center of each of these stories is a fierce, floundering, and unmistakably familiar woman. Mother of a daughter in some instances but always a caretaker, aware of and struggling with a hellish truth, or at justified peace with her right to impose her flawed self on a tragic other. These women's violations -- both endured and perpetrated -- are most certainly recognizable, and their stories are stunning. Booksellers, tell your customers. Friends, tell your people. Mothers, tell your daughters. Read this book!” 
— Joanna Parzakoni (E), Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI


Named by the Guardian as one of our top ten writers of rural noir, Bonnie Jo Campbell is a keen observer of life and trouble in rural America, and her working-class protagonists can be at once vulnerable, wise, cruel, and funny. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters must negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor, and betray one another against the backdrop of all the men in their world. Such richly fraught mother-daughter relationships can be lifelines, anchors, or they can sink a woman like a stone.

In "My Dog Roscoe," a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In "Blood Work, 1999," a phlebotomist's desire to give away everything to the needy awakens her own sensuality. In "Home to Die," an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell's spirited American voice is at its most powerful.


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

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