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Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: AADL's Local Publishing Imprint


Sunday November 10, 2019: 1:00pm to 3:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


The Ann Arbor District Library is pleased to announce the release of NINE new literary works from our Fifth Avenue Press imprint. 

                                                          We're releasing four titles for adults:

The Elements: a love letter to all things everywhere (Hannah Burr) An artist's exploration of the periodic table of elements and our inseparability with everything.

All That We Encounter (Bethany Grey) A literary novel with a metaphysical and time-travel slant that addresses the complexity of family bonds, explores self-discovery at every age, and raises the question: to truly move on from one’s past, must one first come to terms with it?

Breaking Through (Johnny Thompson) A novel about Sam, a twenty-eight year old teacher, who navigates changing friendships and her own out-of-control love life as forgotten pieces of her past begin to resurface.

Shape Notes (Judy Patterson Wenzel) Expressing both the harmonious and dissonant parts of life, Shape Notes is organized around four shapes and four themes: social justice, places, family and community. The poems attempt to create connections and discover how our connections can bring joy.

                                                                  One title for teens:

Intersections (Shanelle Boluyt) When a tragic car accident cuts short the life of vivacious Chloe, the lives of everyone involved are forever changed. Told from nine different perspectives, Intersections portrays the crossroads of the struggle to find the light or surrender to the shadows.

                                                              Four titles for children:

The Dragon Library (James Barbatano, with illustrations by Douglas Bosley) A charming beginning reader about a mysterious library and the three dragons who work hard to keep it going.

Modern Crab Adventures: Fantastic Planet (Douglas Bosley) Crab is on an outer space adventure, but when the ship breaks down on an unfamiliar planet how will Crab get back home? Find out in this delightful picture book.

Over In Motown (Debbie Taylor, with illustrations by Keisha Morris) An energetic picture book celebrating the musical genres and rhythms of industry that fueled Detroit in the Motown era.

The Planet We Live On (Shanda Trent) In this picture book told in a lively House That Jack Built style, discover the connections among plants, animals, and the resources they need to survive. How do people fit into earth's web of life?

Join us to hear readings and meet our fourth group of authors, buy their books, get them signed, and enjoy light refreshments!

For more information about Fifth Avenue Press or to submit your work visit

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