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Author Archives: Priscilla

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen “A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises–and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself…In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad–long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter–grapples ... Read More »

Welcome to Here by Nancy Solak

Welcome to Here by Nancy Yuktonis Solak Nancy coped while in China, but not always with spirit and resilience. She’s more of a reluctant traveler, an accidental tourist. In this memoir, she visited China three times, not because it was a lifelong dream of hers, but because of her son. She spent two weeks in China when he was a ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland

Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland This engaging book is based on award-winning journalist Leland’s popular series of articles for the New York Times. He spent a year profiling six of the “oldest old” individuals who have passed the eighty-fifth birthday. This is not a record of the daily routines of ... Read More »

The Witch of Delray by Karen Dybis

The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery by Karen Dybis Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city’s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the ... Read More »

Oscars 2018

A select list of the 2018 Oscar nominees.  As always, GPPL will add titles to the collection as they become available. Our annual Oscar Night at the Library is on Thursday, March 1. BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ... Read More »

The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg Ellsberg titled his first memoir, an account of his legendary leak of the Pentagon Papers, Secrets (2002), but he has been harboring many more disclosures of far greater impact for the last 47 years. In this gripping and unnerving book of “confessions,” Ellsberg reveals that along with the ... Read More »

Digital Media Lab

The GPPL’s Digital Media Lab (DML) is a state of the art space where Grosse Pointe residents can explore their creativity and preserve memories with equipment and software for video, audio, and design projects. The following mediums can be scanned or recorded: Audio Cassette CD DVD Film (35mm film strips, 35 mm mounted slides, medium format strips 6×22) Photographs up ... Read More »

The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards for 2017 Films and Television Best Motion Picture Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri * Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Best Drama, Musical or Comedy               Lady Bird * The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama  Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour as ... Read More »

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Joyce, a British actress and playwright, whose first novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was longlisted for the Man Booker, continues to enchant and break hearts with her lovable misfits trying to survive in a modern world determined to pass them by. Irresistible.  – Library Journal Read More »