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Jan. 17 2019
Monumental themes like civil rights, the Vietnam War and women’s equality are common storylines for baby boomer novels. Lansing author Diane Petryk has added the space race to the fray with her new...
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Jan. 10 2019
It’s no coincidence that three Michigan Notable Book-recognized authors, Richard Ford, Michael Zadoorian and Josh Malerman, had their work turned into movies this past year
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Jan. 3 2019
Jeff Guinn writes about good friends Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and, eventually, Harvey Firestone in “Vagabonds.” Beginning in 1914, the triumvirate of inventors went on a road trip to the Florida...
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Dec. 20 2018
Shortly after Thanksgiving, a holiday tradition in our household is to bring out a small collection of Christmas books. Over the years, staples like “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”...
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Oct. 11 2018
It wasn’t just the author, or authors, who put words on a page, and then went back and crossed out adverbs and introduced punctuation. Although writing is the most important part of getting a book...
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Sept. 27 2018
They all went for the iconic Detroit soda pop “Fayg-o-o-o!” In his new novel, “The Faygo Book,” Joe Grimm, MSU Journalism Professor and former Detroit Free Press reporter, ties...
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Sept. 20 2018
Gwen Frostic’s simple artwork representing Michigan’s natural world is easily recognizable. Drawn in by subtle colors found in nature, her forest creatures and plants are printed on everything...
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Sept. 6 2018
Since 2002, incoming Michigan State University freshmen have been reading the same book each year as part of the One Book, One Community reading program. And each year, with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”...