Jan. 22 2014
There are celebrity chefs, celebrity fitness instructors and, yes, even celebrity duck call manufacturers. But there is only one celebrity mortician
Jan. 9 2014
These three terrific characters are all woven into a tight story through the young law student who was involved in the Innocence Project and was trying to exonerate a schoolteacher who was sent to prison...
Dec. 26 2013
“Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton” by Matt Phelan This graphic novel, suitable for both adults and young adults, tells the charming but little known story of silent film star Buster...
Dec. 18 2013
Books make great presents. “The key to a really fun book for very young readers is it must be enjoyed by the child and also the adult,” said Grand Ledge children´s book author Deborah...
Dec. 11 2013
He was making a list and checking it twice, stuffing everything into his Airstream for the big trip. Santa Claus? No. Just Guy de la Valdene — author, photographer, fisherman and French count —...
Dec. 4 2013
A new short story has brought the writing career of New York Times best seller author Jodi Picoult full circle. The online publisher Byliner recently released “The Color War,” a return to the...
Nov. 22 2013
“The president’s been shot.” No words could be more succinct and terrifying at the same time
Nov. 20 2013
There’s a room on the fourth floor of the Library of Michigan where about 17,000 books are kept in the dark — for a good reason. It’s the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room,...
Nov. 20 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 20 — Before there was Twitter, 100 years ago the nation was atwitter with another kind of communication that forced you to condense your thoughts into bite-sized piece nuggets of...
Nov. 6 2013
Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber and national pie-baking champion Linda Hundt have more in common than just winning spirits and a shared hometown of DeWitt: One of Hundt’s 52 pie recipes in her...
Nov. 5 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Sports writer-turned-author John U. Bacon threw a literary touchdown in 2011 with the New York Times bestseller “Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines,”...
Oct. 16 2013
The inspiration for Gary Stephens’ poem, “Meeting, the Challenge,” belies what one might envision as the romantic muse for a poem. There were no beautiful sunrises or sunsets, no pastoral...
Oct. 16 2013
Wednesday, Oct. 16 — The Historical Society of Greater Lansing takes a look back at local health care at a special event on Thursday. In the late 1800s, Lansing hospitals were so bad nobody would...
Oct. 2 2013
Arlo Guthrie plays the Wharton Center Thursday night at 7:30. The folk legend answered some questions by email about politics, the enduring power of folk music and riding motorcycles at 66
Oct. 2 2013
The table is set for a gourmet treat of fine reading from authors who are as different as Little Debbie and Baked Alaska. Jeffery Deaver is among the leading thriller writers in the world; Josh Kilmer-Purcell...
Sept. 18 2013
What’s your family secret —the one you want no one else to know, the one you’ll take to your grave? Most families have secrets held from even other family members. Maybe it’s a...
Sept. 5 2013
Authors and book artists with a Lansing connection who have been invited to this yeareuro;s festival are childreneuro;s authors Deborah Diesen and Ruth McNally Barshaw, rock euro;n roll writer Steve Miller,...
Aug. 28 2013
John Abbott taught guitar at Marshall Music before he became a writer. He melds his two loves in his debut novel, “The Last Refrain,” about a family musical group that is on the cusp of either...
Aug. 21 2013
A war is raging far away. Two childhood friends sign up together and end up in the same unit. One swears to his friend’s mother that he will bring him back alive, but can he deliver on that promise?
Aug. 7 2013
Edward McClelland purposely chose “Nothin’ But Blue Skies” as the title for his new book on the rise and fall of America’s once great manufacturing cities because it was ambiguous

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