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Three Days in January by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney

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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney Explores Eisenhower’s last days in office, especially his sense of needing to prepare JFK for the “fate of the civilized world” and brace him against the military-driven mindset. Unlike his relations with his own predecessor, Harry Truman, which were strained and chilly, the World War II hero ... Read More »

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Mastai’s novel is both charming and wondrously plotted-Tom’s self-deprecation in the beginning seems to limit his potential as a character and yet, in the end, he’s an impressive feat of memory and consciousness. Mastai considers not only the workings, but the consequences (and there are many) of time travel, packing so much into ... Read More »

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

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Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly On a trip home to Hampton, Virginia, Shetterly stumbled upon an overlooked aspect of American history that is almost mythic in scope. As the daughter of an engineer who became a highly respected scientist, she was ... Read More »

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin British writer Daisy Goodwin’s novel Victoria is a delicious introduction to the young monarch’s world. A companion to the PBS series of the same name, it tells the story of Victoria’s personal and political struggles after her ascension to the throne. Goodwin’s engaging style is immediately captivating, and she deftly brings fresh life to a story familiar ... Read More »

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

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Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott Derringer Award-winning author Abbott (Concrete Angel) has delivered a fresh look at the disintegration of Detroit as seen through the lens of a camera. Less a suspense novel than the plot summary may imply, it is instead a detailed account of one woman battling her inner demons against the backdrop of a city that ... Read More »

An Evening with Patricia Abbott

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Patricia Abbott, author of new thriller Shot in Detroit, and Concrete Angel , as well as numerous short stories will discuss her writing. She is the winner of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Derringer Award for one of her short stories. Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m., Ewald Branch.  Register here. Read More »

Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 10,000+ Genealogy/History Links

Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 10,000+ Genealogy/History Links Genealogist Katherine R. Willson returns to Grosse Pointe. Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities. With the formation of many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, Facebook is breaking down brick walls that have blocked researchers for years – often within 24 hours of ... Read More »

Oscar Night at the Library

Oscar Night at the Library James Gilmore, Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan Dearborn, will present his picks and pans for this year’s Academy Award nominees. Film clips will be shown. Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m., Ewald Branch.  Register here. Read More »