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“Up North in Michigan” is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book!

by Danielle Coty-Fattal January 10, 2022
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We are excited to share that Up North in Michigan: A Portrait of Place in Four Seasons, by Jerry Dennis, is a 2022 Michigan Notable Book! The Michigan Notable Book Up North in Michigan is a collection of essays that capture the author’s lifelong journey to better know the place he calls home by exploring it in every season, in every kind of weather, on foot, on bicycle, in canoes and cars. The essays in this book are more than an homage to a particular region, its people, and its natural wonders. They are a reflection on the Up North that can […]

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ReadMichigan eBook Collection Free-to-Read for Michigan Residents

by Danielle Coty-Fattal December 16, 2021
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We have partnered with the Library of Michigan, Michigan Humanities, Michigan State University Press, and Wayne State University Press to launch a unique collection of regional eBooks available to all residents of Michigan. The new ReadMichigan.org eBook collection contains about 300 free-to-read eBooks focused on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  This collection includes past winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award, which pays tribute to the people, places, and things that make Michigan unique. Also included are other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks for free […]

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Two UMP titles named 2013 Michigan Notable Books

by Emily January 2, 2013

Last week, the Library of Michigan announced the 2013 Michigan Notable Books. Two of the twenty Notables were published by the University of Michigan Press: The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai, and The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics by Don Faber. Selected from two hundred nominated titles, the 2013 Michigan Notable Books, the Detroit Free Press notes, “spotlight stories from the Great Lakes State or were written by Michigan-connected authors.” The Free Press also states that the selections were made by a committee comprised of […]

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Guest blog: Michigan Notable Book Award winner Sara Fitzgerald celebrates “the magic of libraries”

by Emily April 27, 2012

Tomorrow evening the Library of Michigan will host the “Night for Notables,” an event honoring the authors of this year’s Michigan Notable Books. Here, Sara Fitzgerald, author of Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates, a Michigan Notable Book of 2012, reflects on the value of libraries. This week, I’m preparing to head back to Michigan for the Library of Michigan’s Night for Notables, recognizing the authors of the 20 books that were recognized as Michigan Notable Books of 2012. Through the Library of Michigan Foundation, support is also provided for the authors to make appearances at libraries around the state. […]

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‘Blues in Black and White’ named a 2011 Michigan Notable Book

by University of Michigan Press January 26, 2011

Blues in Black and White, photographed by Stanley Livingston, text by Michael Erlewine, was recently selected as a 2011 Michigan Notable Book. The Library of Michigan annually selects 20 books that highlight Michigan people, places and events, and the list highlights exceptional books published in 2010 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. These lists aim to be reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience. Previous University of Michigan Press titles that have also been selected for this honor in 2009 and 2010 include: Bath Massacre, Isadore’s Secret, “Jiffy,” Looking for Hickories, Ninety Years Crossing Lake […]

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