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The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis

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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 »

Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos

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Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos It’s a long, hot summer in the sleepy college town of Grinnell, Iowa. . . Tennessee Williams has nothing on Bakopoulos (My American Unhappiness, 2011) when it comes to marital and moral dissipation fueled by the summer’s rising temperatures. Yet into this emotional abyss Bakopoulos injects a high degree of coy humor and wry self-deprecation to deliver ... Read More »

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

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The Rocks by Peter Nichols The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Nichols’ novel opens in 2005 with a chance meeting between Lulu Davenport and Gerald Rutledge on a cliff-top road near The Rocks, Lulu’s seaside hotel. Though they live in the same small town on an island, the couple has managed to avoid ... Read More »

Re Jane by Patricia Park

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Re Jane by Patricia Park A fresh modern  retelling of Jane Eyre with a Korean American twist.  Jane, failing to get a high-powered finance job in the post-dot-com era,  is working in her uncle’s grocery store in Queens when she takes an au pair position taking care of English professors Beth and Ed’s adopted Chinese child.  A fresh modern take on the coming-of-age ... Read More »

Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

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Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Kurson, Robert From the author of Shadow Divers (2004), an account of the search for the sunken pirate ship Golden Fleece, sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Thrillingly details the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history. Read More »

The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer

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The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer “Packer offers a flawless, compassionate portrayal of each family member at both their best and worst and shows what a strong hold the past has on the present. Literary fiction at its finest; highly recommended.” Library Journal Read More »

Frida

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Complement a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts special exhibit on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit by watching the 2002 film Frida starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. Nominated for 6 academy awards, including best actress. Read More »