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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.

Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies

Music education is long overdue for a change, according to Ed Sarath, Department of Jazz Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. Not only is it not preparing students for a fulfilling career in music, its approach to learning and skill development needs to be fundamentally revamped. In Black Music Matters, Sarath proposes that

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

The most recent book of Kalamazoo-native Bonnie Jo Campbell is as visceral as it is honest. A compilation of short stories, Mothers, Tell Your Daughters explores the lives and relationships of women in rural settings. With varied character perspectives, the book runs the gambit of trials and tribulations: sexual assault, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, neglect,

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Dalton and Booth make unlikely BFFs. Dalton is keenly aware that his best days as an actor are probably behind him, he complains loudly, drinks heavily, and worries as he struggles to figure out his next move in life.

“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.

For The Antique Car Lover

Travel back in time with the 24th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show.

Look How Happy I’m Making You

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