Lit News

Pete Earley’s “Crazy”

Beyond internal battles, mental illness patients face institutionalized barriers Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist book written by Pete Earley, breaks ground on mental health literature. Earley is a long-time journalist and former Washington Post reporter. When his son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was determined

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Identity in Distress

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.

Look How Happy I’m Making You

Polly Rosenwaike’s short stories on the power of compassion in the face of uncertainty.

Notable

Disaster Relief Music with Dr. Peter Larson

Disaster Relief is a local jazz-funk fusion project that seeks to provide solace from the harshness and negativity of the world. The group features musical artists, including rising stars of the Detroit, Ann Arbor area jazz scene. Inspired by funky innovators, such as James Brown and Fela Kuti, the group incorporates a dynamic four-piece horn

Pete Earley’s “Crazy”

Beyond internal battles, mental illness patients face institutionalized barriers Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist book written by Pete Earley, breaks ground on mental health literature. Earley is a long-time journalist and former Washington Post reporter. When his son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was determined

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Identity in Distress

“Up Jumped the Devil”

A Genuine Account of Robert Johnson’s Life

You Know You Want This

Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.

An Extremely Serious Event

Local author Richard Retyi presents The Book of Ann Arbor: An Extremely Serious History Book, published by Ann Arbor District Library’s Fifth Avenue Press.