Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High" Lands on 2015 Michigan Notable Books List
Carnegie Mellon University's Jim Ray Daniels’ collection of short stories titled, "Eight Mile High," recently landed on the Library of Michigan's 2015 Notable Books List.
This is the second consecutive year that Daniels, the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English, has been named to the list. The annual list features 20 books published in 2014 that focus on Michigan, the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author.
Born and bred in Detroit, Daniels knows Eight Mile Road all too well. In his 14 short stories, he uses Eight Mile Road, the infamous stretch of concrete that divides Detroit racially and culturally as the setting and main character.
Rosellen Brown, author of "Before and After" and "Half a Heart," called "Eight Mile High" Daniels' best book yet.
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