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American Salvage

Bonnie Jo Campbell

A lush and rowdy collection of stories set in a rural Michigan landscape, where wildlife, jobs, and ways of life are vanishing.

Hardback
Published: January 2010
ISBN: 9780814334867
eBOOK
Published: January 2010
ISBN: 9780814334911
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The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit

Stories by Michael Zadoorian

A quirky and compelling collection of short stories set in and around Detroit, by award-winning local writer Michael Zadoorian.

Paperback
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814334171
eBOOK
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814335284

Fairy Tale Review

The Aquamarine Issue #5

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The Aquamarine Issue, the fifth issue of Fairy Tale Review, features fairy tale fiction and poetry with an oceanic theme.

eBOOK
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 9780814341742
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Who's Jim Hines?

Jean Alicia Elster

A look at issues of race in Depression-era Detroit for young readers, aged 8 through 12.

Paperback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814334027
eBOOK
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335437

Trespassing

Dirt Stories and Field Notes

Janet Kauffman

Essays and stories that contemplate the exploitation of Michigan’s agricultural landscape by modern factory farms.

Paperback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814333747
eBOOK
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814335246

Fairy Tale Review

The White Issue #4

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The fourth issue of Fairy Tale Review, The White Issue features original fiction and poetry with fairy tale aesthetics.

eBOOK
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814341735

Voices of the Lost and Found

Stories by Dorene O’Brien

A gripping and original debut collection of short stories from Michigan writer Dorene O’Brien.

Paperback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814333464
eBOOK
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814335314

The Women Were Leaving the Men

Stories by Andy Mozina

Intriguing, quirky, and deeply felt stories from Michigan fiction writer Andy Mozina, collected in his first full-length fiction release.

Paperback
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814333624
eBOOK
Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780814335239

Fairy Tale Review

The Violet Issue #3

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The third issue of Fairy Tale Review, The Violet Issue focuses on fairy tales for adults--"almost-blue," as the color violet is often described.

eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814341728

Fairy Tale Review

The Green Issue #2

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The second issue of Fairy Tale Review, The Green Issue is devoted to new fairy tales, with a special consideration for nature.

eBOOK
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 9780814341711

Sister Water

Nancy Willard

An absorbing story about childhood and the search for a sense of place in the urban and natural environments of the Midwest.

Paperback
Published: August 2005
ISBN: 9780814332443

Come the Morning

Mark Jonathan Harris
Photographs by Marissa Roth

This novel for young readers, told by a thirteen-year-old boy, is the story of a working-class American family plunged into homelessness.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332412

Fairy Tale Review

The Blue Issue #1

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The inaugural issue of Fairy Tale Review, The Blue Issue features original fiction and poetry with the aesthetics of fairy tales.

eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814341704
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To Keep the South Manitou Light

Anna Egan Smucker

An exciting story laced with regional history, young readers will be captivated by the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl as she learns about courage and responsibility in a late-nineteenth-century Lake Michigan lighthouse.

Paperback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332368
Hardback
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332351
eBOOK
Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814339961

Other Things Being Equal

By Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo

A timely reissue of Emma Wolf’s 1892 novel, which boldly interrogates the implications of Jewish-Christian marriage and examines the role of the "new woman" within the traditions of the Jewish home.

Paperback
Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780814330227
eBOOK
Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780814337752

Children of the Ghetto

A Study of a Peculiar People

Israel Zangwill
Edited with an Introduction by Meri-Jane Rochelson

This volume brings back to print the 1895 edition of Children of the Ghetto, the latest American version known to have been corrected by the author.

Paperback
Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814325933
eBOOK
Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814340028

The Long Winter Ends

Newton G. Thomas

The Long Winter Ends tells the story of a year in the life of a young emigrant miner who leaves Cornwall in the southwest of England to work in the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

eBOOK
Published: January 1998
ISBN: 9780814335864

The House on Alexandrine

Stephen Dobyns

Set against the violently fragmented matrix of Detroit in 1973, Dobyns' novel is an unlikely fusion of love and violence.

Paperback
Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814321836
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eBOOK
Published: March 1990
ISBN: 9780814338858

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Paperback
Published: May 1989
ISBN: 9780814322468

Danny and the Boys

Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow

Robert Traver

Robert Traver captures the genuine flavor of backwoods life in this story recounting the escapades of Danny and his four croonies.

Paperback
Published: November 1987
ISBN: 9780814319284

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