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Munson Steed at 1st African-American Family Book Expo

Munson Steed at 1st African-American Family Book ExpoThe children’s book author will be among 60 African-American authors at the Northwest Activities Center Sunday
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Review: Pausing for parenthood without killing career

Book review: How to pause for parenthood without killing careerThose who stayed out of the workforce less than five years found re-entry easier than those who stayed out longer
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Music

Founding Cure member in town this week promoting memoir

Founding Cure member in town this week promoting memoirBritish musician Lol Tolhurst will hold a book signing Wednesday in Hamtramck, and will spin tunes Thursday in Ferndale
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Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new book

Clinton will reflect on 2016 race in new bookThe former secretary of state, senator and first lady is working on a book of essays that will come out this fall
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Study: Nearly 60% of children like reading for fun

Study: Nearly 60% of children like reading for funNearly 6 out of 10 young people ages 6-17 say they read for fun, according to a new study
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Nation

‘1984’ publisher orders new printing as sales soar

‘1984’ publisher orders new printing as sales soarWith “alternative facts” the latest catchphrase, George Orwell’s “1984” is No. 1 on Amazon.com
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Anti-hero sequel ups the ante; Flint enthralls in debut

‘Orphan X’ sequel ups the ante; Emma Flint puts out mesmorizing debut with ‘Little Deaths’Jeff Ayers reviews Gregg Hurwitz’s “The Nowhere Man” and Oline H. Cogdill reviews Emma Flint’s “Little Deaths.”
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New book traces the fate of Detroit buildings

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara’s new book tracks Detroit over 25 years‘Detroit Is No Dry Bones’ by Camilo Jose Vergara reflects a photographer’s fascination with Detroit’s decay and rebirth
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Whitehead receives medal from library association

Whitehead, Desmond receive medals from library associationRunners-up, each of whom receive $1,000, included Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith in fiction
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Reviews: Swanson’s thriller; Thoft’s ‘Duplicity’

Book Reviews: Swanson delivers thriller; Characters, issues buoy Thoft’s ‘Duplicity’Jeff Ayers reviews Perter Swanson’s “Her Every Fear” and Oline H. Cogdill reviews Ingrid Thoft’s “Duplicity.”
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‘Hidden Figures’ author to speak at UM

‘Hidden Figures’ author to speak at UMMargot Lee Shetterly’s book on black female NASA mathematicians has gained national attention through new film
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‘Momentous changes’ delay release of Ivanka Trump book

‘Momentous changes’ push back release for Ivanka Trump bookIvanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book “Women Who Work” from early March to early May
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Nation

John Lewis’ books sell out on Amazon

John Lewis’ books sell out on Amazon day after Trump’s tweetsSupport for Lewis among Democrats sent sales of his most popular books soaring late Saturday and early Sunday
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Obituary

‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89The novelist and filmmaker wrote the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist”
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Books

Compelling expedition tale takes anti-climatic turn

Compelling tale of a search for a mythical lost city gets swallowed by anti-climatic endKim Curtis reviews Douglas Preston’s “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”
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Robert Wagner embraces great actresses in new memoir

Robert Wagner embraces great actresses in Hollywood memoirBook offers warm embrace for many women who helped him establish a successful career as a leading man
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Nation

Book leaves few holes in story on cheese

Book leaves few holes in story on cheeseThe more than 850 entries in “The Oxford Companion to Cheese” cover ancient and modern cheesemaking traditions.
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Hollywood memoir, ‘Perfume,’ Rock ‘n’ Roll rundown

Book Reviews: A Hollywood memoir, ‘Perfume’ and a Rock ‘n’ Roll rundownReviewers look at a star’s memoir on Hollywood actresses, pop culture’s influence on perfume and Rock ‘n’ Roll history.
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Celebrities

Impromptu Walk of Fame star created for Carrie Fisher

Fans create impromptu Walk of Fame star for Carrie FisherFans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
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‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams dies at 96

‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams dies at 96Novelist’s children’s classic about the plight of rabbits was rejected seven times by publishers
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Detective thriller returns; Fisher’s memoir reads vague

Reviews: Detective thriller returns; Fisher’s memoir comes across as vagueOline H. Cogdill reviews Val McDermid’s “Out of Bounds;” Cara Anna reviews Carrie Fisher’s “The Princess Diarist.”
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Obituary

‘To Sir, With Love’ author E.R. Braithwaite dead at 104
E.R. Braithwaite’s book was adapted into a popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name

‘To Sir, With Love’ author E.R. Braithwaite dead at 104E.R. Braithwaite’s book was adapted into a popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name
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Books

TV critic Bianculli talks best shows in ‘Platinum Age’

TV critic Bianculli talks best shows in ‘Platinum Age’Jeff Ayers reviews David Bianculli’s “The Platinum Age of Television: ...”
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Reviews: Chabon’s ‘Moonglow,’Morrell’s ‘Ruler’

Book Reviews: Memories guide Chabon’s ‘Moonglow;’ ‘Ruler’ concludes Morrell’s trilolgyJonathan Elderfield reviews Michael Chabon’s “Moonglow;” Jeff Ayers reviews David Morell’s “Ruler of the Night.”
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New novel coming from ‘Girl on the Train’ author

Next stop: New novel coming from ‘Girl on the Train’ authorThe British author will next tell a tale of murder in a riverside town in ‘Into the Water’
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Amazon flooded with bad reviews of Megyn Kelly’s book

Amazon flooded with negative reviews of Megyn Kelly’s memoirThe LA Times reports over 100 negative reviews of Kelly’s “Settle For More” appeared on the online retail giant’s site
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New Stefanie Pintoff thriller grips NYC

New Stephanie Pintoff thriller grips NYCAlso, Anna Kendrick is authentic and engaging in “Scrappy Little Nobody”
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