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Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss


Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman


NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman Science writer Silberman argues for the concept of neurodiversity, the idea that conditions like autism are natural human variations with some adaptive elements, and surveys the history of autism for what it can tell us about the current spike in diagnoses. Read More »

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz


The late Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series is continued by Swedish journalist David Lagercrantz.  Does he succeed in bringing the well-loved Lisbeth Salander and Mikhail Blomkvist spark to life on the page?  “Very, very nearly” according to Lee Child’s review in the New York Times. What do you think?   Read More »

Two Short Films and Their Filmmakers

Local filmmaker Nicole MacDonald will present her new short film A Park for the City on Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Ewald Branch. Joining her will be Detroit filmmaker Oren Goldenberg, presenting his short film Time I Change. There will be a discussion with the filmmakers following the screenings. Click here to register for the program. Read More »

Best Bike Rides: Detroit and Ann Arbor by Rob Pulcipher


Best Bike Rides: Detroit and Ann Arbor by Rob Pulcipher Forty of the greatest recreational rides in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are detailed — road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 35 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Read More »

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner


Who do You Love by Jennifer Weiner Weiner (All Fall Down) delivers yet another flawless and gripping read with realistic and well-developed characters in her unforgettable love story. With her well-known humor and charm, she conveys the essence of first love, particularly the adage that true love never dies. Complete with a riveting, realistic recounting of 9/11 and a plot ... Read More »

The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers shares historical insights into America’s post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights. Read More »