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Reference USA

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A premier source of business and residential information for reference and research: click here to access Reference USA and our other subscription databases. Read More »

Belle Isle to 8 Mile

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  Edited by siblings and lifelong, seventh-generation Detroiters Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn – with contributions from a team of more than 30 Detroit-based writers and researchers - Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit is the result of thousands of hours of research, thousands of site visits, and contributions and ideas from hundreds of local residents, making this ... Read More »

The Bully Pulpit

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.         Read More »

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him ... Read More »

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.  By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, Read More »

Night Film

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Night Film: a Novel by Marisha Pessl.  On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the ... Read More »

The Butler

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The Butler: a Witness to History by Wil Haygood. The story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served eight presidents from harry Truman to Ronald Reagan during 34 years of service.  Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen inspired the movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Read More »

This Town

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral–Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!–in America’s Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich.  An examination of Washington’s media-industrial complex by the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.       Read More »