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Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan  When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom” with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism” would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s ... Read More »

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees ... Read More »

Vera

vera

Vera Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice) stars in a British detective series based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves. DCI Vera Stanhope is a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator, and a bit disheveled; think female Columbo. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books. With David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, and Paul Ritter. Read More »

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

miss fisher

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Meet Phryne Fisher, our lady sleuth, as she sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920′s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt. Read More »

Best of 2013: Non-Fiction

Book of Ages The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

The critics agree that these titles are the Best Non-fiction Books of 2013 1.   Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore 2.   Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 3.   Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward 4.   Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 5.  Five Days at ... Read More »

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies ... Read More »

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy–but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than ... Read More »

Best Fiction Books of 2013:The Critics Choice

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Best Fiction 2013 The critics agree that the following books are the Best Fiction Books of 2013. You can check them out from your Grosse Pointe Public Library!  Just click on the title to reserve…… Fiction 1.  Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 3.   Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 4.  The ... Read More »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »