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Scratching the Surface

Adventures in Storytelling

A Memoir by Harvey Ovshinsky
Foreword by Don Gonyea

The inspiring story of one of Detroit’s most creative and prolific storytellers.

Paperback
Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344743
$27.99
eBOOK
Available March 2021
ISBN: 9780814344750

Stories of Jewish Life

Casale Monferrato-Rome-Jerusalem, 1876–1985

Augusto Segre
Translated and with an Introduction by Steve Siporin

Segre’s stories of Jewish life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347652
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347669

Invisible Ink

A Memoir by Guy Stern

The incredible autobiography of an exiled child during WWII.

Hardback
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347591
$27.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347607
Published: August 2020
ISBN: 0814347592

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409
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Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818

Sing This at My Funeral

A Memoir of Fathers and Sons

David Slucki

A global journey of four generations of fathers and sons as they cope with grief and loss.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814347218
$82.99
Paperback
Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344866
$27.99
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Published: July 2019
ISBN: 9780814344873
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Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

A story about place, interfaith, and what it means to come home.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story

Ellen G. Friedman

A literary memoir of exile and survival in Soviet prison camps during the Holocaust.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344392
$54.99
Paperback
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344132
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344149
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Saving Arcadia

A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes

Heather Shumaker

A David and Goliath conservation story set on Lake Michigan.

Paperback
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342046
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342053
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The People's Lawyer

The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General

Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry

The nation’s longest-serving attorney general tells the story of a life that spanned two centuries and a career that helped transform consumer protection and public interest law.

Hardback
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341322
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814341339
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Love, Sex, and 4-H

A Memoir by Anne-Marie Oomen

A unique take on the tumultuous 1960s from a young woman growing up in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340783
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340790

Star Songs and Water Spirits

A Great Lakes Native Reader

Edited by Victoria Brehm

Set in the natural environment of the seasonal year, the selections explain cultural concepts and show how modern Native literature reflects tradition.

Paperback
Published: January 2011
ISBN: 9780984334001
$27.95
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Race and Remembrance

A Memoir

Arthur L. Johnson

Memoir of respected Detroit civic and civil rights leader Arthur L. Johnson.

Hardback
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814333709
$26.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2008
ISBN: 9780814337493

Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl

The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Assaf

The first annotated English edition of a classic early-twentieth-century Yiddish memoir that vividly describes Jewish life in a small Eastern European town.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814334218
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814337332

When You Come Home

A Wartime Courtship in Letters, 1941-45

Edited by Robert E. Quirk

The story of two Wayne State University students who were separated by World War II, told through the letters that they exchanged.

Paperback
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814333341
$28.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2007
ISBN: 9780814335581

Life with Mae

A Detroit Family Memoir

Neal Shine

A memoir of growing up on Detroit’s East Side in the 1930s and 1940s combined with an often hilarious biographical portrait of Shine’s mother, Mae.

Hardback
Published: September 2007
ISBN: 9780814332986
$26.99

Learning to Cook in 1898

A Chicago Culinary Memoir

Ellen F. Steinberg
Recipe adaptations by Eleanor Hudera Hanson

Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.

Paperback
Published: July 2007
ISBN: 9780814333648
$22.99
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House of Fields

Memories of a Rural Education

Anne-Marie Oomen

The follow-up to Pulling Down the Barn, House of Fields is a collection of evocative personal essays that recall the many facets of a young girl’s formal and informal education in rural Michigan.

Paperback
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814332856
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814335666

My Forty Years with Ford

Charles E. Sorensen with Samuel T. Williams
Introduction by David L. Lewis

An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.

Paperback
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332795
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814335697

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