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Book reviewer Scott Southard takes us to Detroit with an intimate portrait of the life of an African-American family.


“Ink Trails” chronicled the lives and writings of more than a dozen Michigan authors. It was a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. Now, a new edition has been published. Scott Pohl talks with Dave and Jack Dempsey about “Ink Trails II.”


Kelvin Torbert was Michigan’s Mr. Basketball in 2001 before playing college ball at Michigan State. With his playing days behind him, Torbert has launched a new endeavor as a children’s book author. We talk with Kelvin Torbert and co-author Kellen Brandon about “KT and the Radical Roundball.”


Legends of the Fall book cover
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One of the greatest Michigan-based writers of his generation died over the weekend. We remember Jim Harrison with Bill Castanier, who writes about books for the Lansing City Pulse.


If we’re lucky, our memories are mostly of happy times and not too many regrets, but that’s definitely not the case for the protagonist in Sebastian Faulks’ new novel. Scott Southard reviews "Where My Heart Used to Beat."


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