Author talk and book signing with Bill Wylie-Kellermann

Event date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening with Bill Wylie-Kellerman. Wylie-Kellermann is a non-violent community activist, United Methodist pastor recently retired from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit and author of Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann. He will share with us the compelling story of his wife Jeanie's life, illness, death and resurrection from his book Dying Well. In addition to Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann, he has authored five other books.

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

Book Signing with C.A. Collins

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us for a signing with C.A. Collins, of her new book Sunshine through the Rain. Ms. Collins was born and raised in the Deep South where sweet tea, seafood gumbo, and “bless your heart” were commonplace. Ms. Collins was recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. Sunshine through the Rain follows Christie Ann Cook, a cynical, wise-beyond-her-years, truth-telling young girl who is coming of age in the Deep South during the civil rights movement, women’s rights, and Roe v. Wade. Christie narrates her story mixing equal measures of drama and humor.

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

Starting from San Franciso: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books

Event date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us for a presentation by Arthur Nusbaum, Third Mind Books. He will be sharing his most recent book Starting from San Franciso: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books. He will be presenting poets that are featured in the book along with a live reading of their works.

About the Book

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

Signing with John U. Bacon

Event date: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join us for a holiday book signing with John U. Bacon. His book, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, became a national best seller when it was release on November 7, 2017. Copies of this and his previous work will be available.

About the Book

The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062666543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 6th, 2018

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

An Evening with Kurt Eichenwald author of A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir

Event date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author, Kurt Eichenwald, an acclaimed and award-winning investigative journalist (The New York Times, Newsweek, Vanity Fair) and writer of bestselling books (Conspiracy of Fools, 500 Days, The Informant). He is known for his relentless investigations and exhaustive research. A MIND UNRAVELED: A Memoir utilizes the same approach—only this time, Eichenwald turns his journalistic lens on himself. He will personalize and sign any backlist copies.

 

A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399593628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2018

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

Merry Mitten Signing with Maria Dismondy, Supriya Kelkar, Lisa Rosa and Lisa Wheeler

Event date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Join us for a book signing featuring four acclaimed Michigan picture book authors! Maria Dismondy will be signing copies of her newest book, A Fruit Salad Friend, as well as her other popular back list titles. Lisa Wheeler is the author of the award-winning Dino-Sports series, as well as The Christmas Boot and her newest release A Hug is for Holding Me.

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

Closed Thanksgiving

Event date: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Nicola's Books will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd.  We'll see you on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Steve Hughes presents Stiff

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Steve Hughes presents Stiff

Join us for a talk and signing with author Steve Hughes as he presents his new collection of stories, Stiff.

About the Author

Steve Hughes was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and still has a number of friends/family there. He's also the publisher of Detroit's longest-running zine, Stupor, and has many author friends and fans in the Detroit-Ann Arbor area.

Stiff (Made in Michigan Writers) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780814345887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wayne State University Press - November 5th, 2018

About Stiff

Steve Hughes wrote Stiff with an audience in mind. As creator of The Good Tyme Writers Buffet-a literary series/potluck which runs out of a neighborhood art space-Hughes offers up each story in the collection like a dish to be passed. Just as each Buffet was thematically tied to a gallery show, so is each story in Stiff. The book serves as a kind of photo album of moments when artists were working separately and collaboratively in the same space. The process of eating, drinking, making, and working together (and apart) is what Hughes says is the central theme of the collection: finding home.

In Hughes's stories, home is not just a physical structure where one arranges their stuff but the place where one most belongs. Finding that place can be a lifelong struggle. In "Ripening," a man and woman in an illicit affair witness their genitals leave their bodies for a rendezvous. In "I Don't Feel Sorry for Mrs. Miller," a paperboy becomes "friendly" with one of his customers. In "Dexter's Song," a drug-addicted saxophone player meets a bored suburban woman who gives him her ex-boyfriend's sax, which causes him to play better than ever. The stories in Stiff are odd and otherworldly, with themes ranging from cowboys to "burn" to "girlfriend material" to summer. And yet, at the end of the day, the characters in these stories are all just looking for a place to hang their hats and feel whole again.

Readers of contemporary fiction will enjoy this outrageous and evocative ensemble of stories.

Praise for Stiff

"Combining magical surrealism with downright grittiness, Steve Hughes's astounding.  Stiff reads as if Franz Kafka and Denis Johnson hooked up in one of the meaner sections of Detroit and spent the next year together in an abandoned pizza parlor writing short stories. Yes, it is that damn good." --Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time


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

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