Meet the Author of the Michigan Chillers Series

For many Michiganders who attended elementary school in the early aughts, Johnathan Rand’s Michigan and American Chillers book series were a ubiquitous part of...

The Stories of the Girl Groups of the ’60s

For a time, harmonizing Black female teens — “girl groups” who wore matching dresses and sang doo-wop — dominated the pop music charts.There were...

This Ann Arbor Graphic Novelist Highlights Scientists in His Work

The zigzaggy career of Ann Arbor-based author Jim Ottaviani — who’s now published more than a dozen science-centric graphic novels — began, in part,...

Independent Book Stores Worth a Visit in Metro Detroit​

Despite the emergence of e-books, good old-fashioned physical copies are still a go-to for book worms. And while big box stores and Amazon dominate the market, there are a surprising number of great independent bookstores scattered around metro Detroit.

‘Stories From the Sidewalk’ Chronicles 361 Historic Dearborn Properties

Every house has a story. That’s the message two local historians in Dearborn want their neighbors and City Council members to realize with their...

A Review of ‘For the Culture’ by Marcus Collins

Before settling in to read University of Michigan marketing professor Marcus Collins’ new book, For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What...

New Comic Book Depicts Lizzo’s Life

TidalWave Comics, an independent comic and graphic novel publisher based in Portland, Oregon, has added a comic book about popular singer-songwriter, Lizzo, to its...

Books About Detroit by Female Authors

Because March is both Women’s History Month and National Reading Month, it seems an ideal time to showcase some women who have written (and...

New Book Takes a Dive Into Detroit Hockey History

Sometimes a book teaches you as much about the kind of reader you are as it does about its focal topic.In the case of...

A Michigan Christmas Story

Looking for a literary stocking stuffer? You’re in luck. Michigan-based author Wade Rouse — who writes fiction intended for women readers under his maternal grandmother’s...

Meet The Local Author That Penned ‘The Ones We Burn’

When Royal Oak-based novelist Rebecca Mix had her first press interview, with a small local newspaper, the reporter told her that readers often get...

A Year of Michigan Football

My husband — whom I originally met while playing in the University of Michigan Marching Band’s trombone section — consulted U-M’s football schedule as...
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‘Middlesex’ 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, an epic novel with an unconventional, intersex narrator (and a richly described Detroit backdrop)appeared on bookstore shelves, grabbing readers with this...
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4 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

New and noteworthy reads with Michigan connections
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9 Sci-Fi Books, Movies, and Video Games with Ties to Detroit

Experience stories of the future with local connections