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Southfield girl’s book reviews draw global following

Southfield 7-year-old’s book reviews draw international followingSouthfield’s Bridget Smith reviews books and interviews authors on her blog Bridget and the Books
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Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, has died

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87The prolific and versatile poet received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992
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Review: New book focuses on key year in Monroe’s life

Review: Key year in Marilyn Monroe’s life focus of new book‘Marilyn in Manhattan’ never makes clear why the actress had no choice but to be her doomed self
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, best-selling author, has died

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, best-selling author, dead at age 51Rosenthal completed than more 30 books, including the best-selling picture stories “Uni the Unicorn” and “Duck! Rabbit!”
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Obama books to be published worldwide

Obama books to be published worldwidePenguin Random House announced Monday that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books
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‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Waller dies

‘Bridges of Madison County’ author Robert James Waller diesWaller’s novel reached No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list and stayed on it for over three years
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Dystopian fiction is selling like there’s no tomorrow

Dystopian fiction is selling like there’s no tomorrowSome nonfiction works in the same vein have seen similar resurgences
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Book with blank pages tops Amazon’s best seller list

Book filled with blank pages tops Amazon’s best seller list“Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide” consists of 266 pages
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Review: ‘Refugees’ is timely, timeless human stories

Book review: ‘Refugees’ is timely, timeless human storiesPulitzer prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new book looks at the struggles of Vietnamese characters
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Obama, former first lady have book deals

Obama, former first lady have book dealsThe couple have signed with Penguin Random House; financial terms were not disclosed, the publisher announced Tuesday
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Book review: ‘I Liked My Life’ an impressive debut

Book review: ‘I Liked My Life’ an impressive debutAbby Fabiaschi’s novel is insightful narrative on life, love and relationships
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Trayvon’s parents recount son’s death in new book

Trayvon Martin’s parents recount son’s death in new book‘Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,’ recounts journey of family thrust into spotlight by tragedy
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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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‘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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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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