New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Kathy Reichs Discusses Her New Mystery 'Bones Never Lie'

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October 19, 2014 at the Downtown Library

There are 30 million copies of Kathy Reichs's mysteries in print in 30 languages around the world. One of the longest TV series in the history of the FOX network – Bones – is based on her popular mystery books and returns on September 25. Her newest sure-to-be-bestseller, Bones Never Lie, is released in late September and promises to be another critical smash hit!.

Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of only about a hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, as is her heroine, Temperance Brennan. Dr. Reichs’s signature trademark is her ability to weave unrelenting suspense, fascinating science and provocative human drama into unforgettable stories. In Bones Never Lie, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction.

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1:07:10
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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Brian Jones

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October 8, 2014

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Martin talks to author Paul Trynka about his new book Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones. Former editor of the essential English music magazine Mojo, Trynka has also written critically-acclaimed biographies about David Bowie and Iggy Pop. His latest book focuses on the brilliant but deeply flawed musician Brian Jones, whose deep love of the blues and endless creativity in the studio helped give the Rolling Stones their distinctive sound. The interview was recorded on October 8, 2014.

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New York Times Bestselling Mystery Author J.A. Jance Discusses Her New Mystery 'Remains Of Innocence'

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August 13, 2014 at the Pittsfield Branch Library

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance has written the sixteenth book in her Joanna Brady series, Remains of Innocence, and she will be at AADL to talk about it!

For those of you who follow the series, you know Joanna Brady is an Arizona county sheriff. She became sheriff in an election after her husband (who was running for the election) was murdered and accused of being "dirty". After clearing his name and winning the election, although she has little background in law enforcement, Joanna continues to solve crimes with her moxie and uses being a woman excluded from the "boy's club" in her community, to her advantage.

"Remains Of Innocence" delivers all the ambiance and tension Jance’s current and future readers love, while further developing recurring characters and introducing unforgettable new ones.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: James Harvey

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September 24, 2014

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Martin talks to playwright, essayist, and critic James Harvey about his new book Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar. With great perception and insight, Harvey explores how charisma is created in the movies, writing about Greta Garbo, Robert De Niro, Charles Laughton, John Wayne and many other stars, concluding with a strikingly moving passage about director Robert Bresson’s masterpiece Au Hasard Balthazar, whose star is a donkey! Hopwood Award winner James Harvey, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in English, has written a deeply personal and extraordinarily compelling account of the films that have changed his life and will also change yours. The interview was recorded on September 24, 2014.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers: Bill Morris

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August 13, 2014

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Martin talks to Bill Morris about his long-in-the-works new book Motor City Burning.

From the critically acclaimed author of Motor City, Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Opening Day.

Bill Morris is currently a staff writer with the online literary magazine The Millions, and his writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Popular Mechanics and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Bill grew up in Detroit and now lives in New York City.

The interview was recorded on August 13, 2014.

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New York Times Modern Love Columnist Daniel Jones Discusses His New Book “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers)”

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May 18, 2014 at the Downtown Library

Since its inception in 2004, Daniel Jones has edited the wildly popular Modern Love column, which runs weekly in the Sunday New York Times.

He discusses his just-released new book Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) the story of love from beginning to end (or not). This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.

As the editor of a column about love in the New York Times, Daniel Jones has been privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. Deluged with stories of scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics, racy texts, and fierce devotion, he has spent much of the past decade wading through love's muck and majesty—and has taken plenty of notes along the way. In "Love Illuminated," Daniel Jones draws from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk and traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.

As Jones explains, "Love is about curiosity, not certainty. It's about tossing oneself overboard into the wild seas, not remaining safely on deck."

Daniel Jones’ books include two essay anthologies, Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion and The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom. His novel, After Lucy, was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Parade, Real Simple, Redbook, and elsewhere.

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New York Times Bestselling Author Louise Penny, Discusses Her New Mystery 'The Long Way Home'

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August 28, 2014 at the Morris J. Lawrence Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College

AADL hosted New York Times Bestselling author, Louise Penny at Washtenaw Community College, discussing the tenth book in her Chief Inspector Gamache series, The Long Way Home, released on August 26th.

Louise Penny is renowned for fiction that combines heartbreak and hope, and offers a window into the human soul. "How Light Gets In", the last of her Chief Inspector Gamache series hit #1 on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List. Louise continues to up the ante with her vibrant series – each one more unique and memorable than the last.

Penny's nine previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels reached #1 on the The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling list . She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger, the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.

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AADL Talks To Ruta Sepetys

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January 21, 2014

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In this episode, we talk with author of 2014 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title Between Shades of Gray, the story of a Lithuanian family's persecution at the hands of Soviet Russia in the midst of World War II.

Ruta Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. The nations of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia disappeared from maps in 1941 and did not reappear until 1990. As this is a story seldom told, Ruta wanted to give a voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives during Stalin's cleansing of the Baltic region. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers, Ruta lives with her family in Tennessee. Between Shades of Gray, her first novel, was inspired by her family's history in Lithuania and is published in 40 countries.

Between Shades Of Gray, her the 2011 debut novel, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Carnegie Medal Nominee, and the winner of the Golden Kite Award, as well as the recipient of a multitude of national and international awards. Based on survivor stories of the genocide of Baltic people, it has become an international bestseller and translated into more than 27 languages.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Talk Up Your Favorite Library Item

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August 9, 2014

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Did you miss our event in June? No problem! Didn't know about it? No problem! The film will be rolling again this Saturday, August 9, Downtown from 11 am to 4 pm on the 4th floor so you can talk up your favorite library item on camera. Bring a friend, your mom, a little brother, or your pet hamster (Actually, lets just keep your pets at home for this one), and tell us about something you LOVE to check out from the library! You get to be in the spotlight, and your review will be posted to http://jump.aadl.org! For more information go here!

Until then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy one of our very own staff members tell you why he likes the Redwall series by Brian Jacques!

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Ann Arbor Tales: The History of Beer in Ann Arbor

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June 23, 2014 at Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown

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Host Rich Retyi and local beer historian David Bardallis delve into the history of beer in and around Ann Arbor. From Ann Arbor's German roots to tales of haunted breweries, the two wind their way through a "hoppy history" of our town, including some stories that didn't make it into Bardallis's book, Ann Arbor Beer.

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