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The fault in our stars by John Green — Sixteen-year old cancer patient Hazel's constant companion is an oxygen mask and a tank that she drags behind her in a backpack. Her parents force her to attend a kids-with-cancer support group where she meets Gus, a seventeen-year old high school basketball player and amputee who's there to support mutual friend, Isaac, suffering from eye cancer. They bond over their experiences with coping with cancer and they agree to read each other's favorite novels. And there, their journey begins. The book, The Fault in our Stars, will be in theaters starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in June.
Looking for Przybylski by K.C. Frederick
Detroit breakdown by D.E. Johnson
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer
Trigger man: more tales of the Motor City by Jim Ray Daniels
See what I see by Gloria Whelan
The dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon
Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker
From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.