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Grapevine: Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross to visit area

Grapevine: Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross to visit BirminghamIn other news, former actress Lisa Spoonauer died, HBO scraps Jon Stewart project, TMC to celebrate Pride Month
  • Celebrities
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Music

Jack White pens children’s book based on song

Jack White pens children’s book based on White Stripes song‘We’re Going to be Friends’ comes out this fall and is illustrated by musician April March
  • Music
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Books

Review: ‘It’s Always the Husband’ is riveting novel

Book review: ‘It’s Always the Husband’ is riveting novelBook, by former federal prosecutor Michele Campbell, spins on the friendship of 3 very different women
  • Books
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Books

Gabourey Sidibe pens funny and revealing memoir

Gabourey Sidibe pens funny and revealing memoirActress uses sarcasm, self-deprecating humor, openness, and perceptive insights to tell an uncommon story
  • Books
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Nation

New writers museum narrates America’s stories

New writers museum narrates America’s storiesChicago site showcases broad ranges of literature with banners, timelines, placards and interactive games and activities
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Books

Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-writing a thriller

Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-writing a thrillerThe former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing”
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Books

Online Harry Potter book club to launch in June

Online Harry Potter book club to launch in JuneJ.K. Rowling is launching a free online book club for fans and newcomers to her “Harry Potter” series
  • Books
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Celebrities

Grapevine: Writer Roxane Gay comes to Ann Arbor

Grapevine: Writer Roxane Gay comes to Ann ArborThe best-selling author will read from and sign copies of her new book ‘Hunger’
  • Celebrities
  • 1 month ago
Books

Caitlyn Jenner talks of suicide, secrets in new book

Caitlyn Jenner talks of suicide, secrets in new bookNew memoir details two-year transition, three failed marriages, and the freedom to be her true self
  • Books
  • 1 month ago
Books

Arab American museum's Ameri recalls childhood in book

Arab American museum’s Ameri recalls ‘magical’ Middle Eastern childhoodAnan Ameri paints a beguiling picture of growing up in Jerusalem and Damascus in her new memoir, ‘The Scent of Jasmine’
  • Books
  • 1 month ago
Life

Relationship experts visit Southfield for ‘Grown’ talk

Relationship experts visit Southfield for ‘Grown’ talk, dinnerCo-authors of ‘Loving in the Grown Zone’ Zara Green and Alfred Edmond will speak Wednesday at Beans & Cornbread
  • Life
  • 1 month ago
Obituary

Robert M. Pirsig, ‘Zen’ author, dead at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, million-selling ‘Zen’ author, dead at 88“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers rejected it
  • Obituary
  • 1 month ago
Books

Sheryl Sandberg picks ‘Option B’ in book on resilience

Sheryl Sandberg picks ‘Option B’ in her book on resilienceFacebook’s No. 2 exec chronicles the devastating loss of her husband, how she emerged with new perspective on life
  • Books
  • 1 month ago
Detroit

Detroiter’s crime novel on Hollywood hot list

Detroiter’s crime novel on Hollywood hot list“August Snow,” the debut crime novel by a Detroiter about a Detroit Latino ex-cop may become a TV show.
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Author highlights Detroit resurgence in new book

Author highlights Detroit resurgence in ‘Detroit: The Dream Is Now’Once the object of scorn, ‘Detroit: The Dream Is Now’ highlights the beauty in its recent resurgence
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Neal Rubin

Rubin: Used books and adorable kids — Bookstock is back

Neal Rubin: Used books at bargain prices, plus adorable kids — Bookstock is backMichigan’s largest sale of books, movies and music kicks off Sunday at Laurel Park Place in Livonia
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Author highlights Detroit resurgence in new book

Author highlights Detroit resurgence in new bookAuthor highlights Detroit resurgence in new book
  • Books
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Celebrities

Julian Lennon pens book to teach kids about clean water

Julian Lennon pens book to teach kids about clean waterJulian Lennon , the firstborn son of the late John Lennon has co-authored “Touch the Earth.”
  • Celebrities
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Prince’s ex-wife details marriage in ‘Beautiful Girl’

Prince’s ex-wife details marriage in ‘Beautiful Girl’Mayte Garcia shares their life of purple joy tinged by the blues in new memoir
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Rogers School gets a library again, thanks to retirees

Former schoolteachers and librarians staff elementary-school library one day a weekVolunteers, all retired schoolteachers or librarians, have pitched in to reopen Pontiac’s Rogers School library Tuesdays
  • Books
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Four Detroit-area natives win Pulitzer Prizes

Four Detroit-area natives win Pulitzer PrizesTwo won for books in history and poetry, one for features photography and one for public service in journalism
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Nation

Cosby books on library list for ‘most challenged’ works

Cosby books on library list for ‘most challenged’ worksThe “Little Bill Books” series is among those making the American Library Association’s annual top 10 “challenged books”
  • Nation
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Entertainment

Author David Sax to explain why real things matter

‘Revenge of Analog’ author David Sax to explain why real things matter Sunday at CranbrookHe’ll discuss the revived popularity of 33-rpm records, other pre-digital technologies, Shinola’s significance, and more
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Books

Review: Biography on larger-than-life Charlton Heston

Book review: New biography looks at larger-than-life Charlton HestonThe book is an admiring, yet even-handed reassessment, long overdue for one of Hollywood’s most popular stars
  • Books
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks race in UDM speech

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks race in UDM speechThe acclaimed author spoke on everything from early U.S. history to his book “Between the World and Me,”
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Books

Misty Copeland’s goal to give us better bodies

Misty Copeland’s goal to give Americans better bodies in new bookRecognizing your own body is perfect for you and just needs fine-tuning is the first big step, she says
  • Books
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Entertainment

‘A Colony in a Nation’ explores justice system

‘A Colony in a Nation’ explores justice for blacks and whitesChris Hayes’ new book looks at crime and incarceration in America
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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