Jane Austen Book Club - Pride and Prejudice and Eligible

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Pride and Prejudice and Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Moderators - Sigrid Cordell and Juli McLoone

Jane Austen Book Club Discussion at Nicola’s Books - Associated event of the University of Michigan Graduate Library ‘The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet’ Exhibit

Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen's beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. This Penguin Classics edition, based on Austen's first edition, contains the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner and an updated introduction and notes by Viven Jones. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.  


Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980349
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 18th, 2017

This version of the Bennet family--and Mr. Darcy--is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help--and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.


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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Jane Austen Book Club - Longbourn by Jo Baker

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Longbourn by Jo Baker
Moderator - Sarah Van Cleve, PhD Student in English University of Michigan

Jane Austen Book Club Discussion at Nicola’s Books - Associated event of the University of Michigan Graduate Library ‘The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet’ Exhibit

Longbourn Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806970
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Published: Vintage - June 17th, 2014

The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances, the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Mentioned only fleetingly in Jane Austen's classic, here Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Regency England and, in doing so, uncovers the real world of the novel that has captivated readers' hearts around the world for generations. 


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

5000 Ways To Know You’re From Detroit

Event date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Signing Event Only
5000 Ways To Know You’re From Detroit

Elaine Weeks and Chris Edwards were born and raised in Windsorr, Ontario, Canada.  They had their first date poolside at the Ponchartrain Hotels’ PJazz in 1980 (Elaine still has her t-shirt!) Their mutual love of all things Detroit sparked a lasting union with each other, and the Motor City.

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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

Come and learn about volunteer options with Washtenaw Literacy! You can help change the world, one word at a time.  Please register if you plan to attend.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@washtenawliteracy.org.

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

Undeniable (Tom Grace)

Event date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Tom Grace - Undeniable

Tom Grace is the internationally bestselling author of Undeniable, The Liberty Intrigue, The Secret Cardinal, Fatal Orbit, Dark Ice, Quantum and Spyder Web. His books have been translated into eight languages and sold in over twenty-five countries. They have collectively appeared for one hundred weeks on USA Today and Associated Press bestseller lists, primarily in the top ten.

Undeniable (Nolan Kilkenny #6) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781621576839
Availability: Special Order - This Item May be Out of Print
Published: Regnery Fiction - October 10th, 2017

Undeniable, the sixth Nolan Kilkenny thriller from international bestselling author Tom Grace, takes Nolan into the brave new world of reproductive technology, where the building blocks of life are manipulated in a Petri dish, women lease their wombs like rental properties, and money trumps morality. In an age of rapid advances in human genetics, cloning and stem cell research, what seemed impossible just a few years ago is now a reality. DNA has been reduced from a miraculous molecule into a data storage device, and the information it contains is as easy to hack as any computer file. Undeniable is a novel that steps beyond the traditional parent-child relationship into a chilling new reproductive reality.


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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Jessica Shattuck In Conversation with U of M RC Creative Writing Director Laura Thoma

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

“Jessica Shattuck In Conversation with U of M RC Creative Writing Director Laura Thomas”

Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062563675
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 2nd, 2018

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined--an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin's mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister's wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband's resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war--each with their own unique share of challenges.


States of Motion (Made in Michigan Writers) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780814343142
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Published: Wayne State University Press - May 15th, 2017

Newton's Laws of Motion describe the relationship between a body and its response to the forces acting upon it. For the men and women in States of Motion, imbalance is a way of life. Set in Michigan small towns both real and fictional, the stories in Laura Hulthen Thomas's collection take place against a backdrop of economic turmoil and the domestic cost of the war on terror. As familiar places, privilege, and faith disappear, what remains leaves these broken characters wondering what hope is left for them. These stories follow blue collars and white, cops and immigrants, and mothers and sons as they defend a world that is quickly vanishing.

The eight stories in States of Motion follow tough, quixotic characters struggling to reinvent themselves even as they cling to what they've lost. A grieving father embraces his town's suspicions of him as the sole suspect in his daughter's disappearance. A driving instructor struggles to care for his abusive mother between training lessons with two flirtatious teens. A behavioral researcher studying the fear response must face her own fears when her childhood attacker returns to ask for her forgiveness. Conditioned by their traumatic pasts to be both sympathetic and numb to suffering, the characters in these stories clutch at a chance to find peace on the other side of terror. From the isolated roadways of Michigan's countryside to the research labs of a major university, the way forward is both one last hope and a deep-seated fear.

The profoundly emotional stories in States of Motion will interest any reader of contemporary literary fiction.


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Westgate Shopping Center
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

ABC’s of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

Event date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

ABC’s of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

Come and learn about volunteer options with Washtenaw Literacy! You can help change the world, one word at a time.  Please register if you plan to attend.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@washtenawliteracy.org.

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

ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

Event date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 3:00pm

ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy Information Session

Come and learn about volunteer options with Washtenaw Literacy! You can help change the world, one word at a time.  Please register if you plan to attend.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@washtenawliteracy.org.

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

Off site event: Jumanji movie premiere to benefit Anchors Programs

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Big time Hollywood adventure will benefit Michigan’s smallest patients as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premieres at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater in support of Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice.

2-TIERED TICKETED EVENT

Event address: 
Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Chris VanAllsburg (Jumanji)

Event date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Nicola’s Books presents author Chris VanAllsburg, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for this special author signing of Jumanji!  The appearance of the renowned author of Jumanji, The Polar Express and Zathura, precedes the Ann Arbor premiere of the new Sony movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a fundraiser for JoElyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice.

Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780547608389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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