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Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies edited by Joel Stone

Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies edited by Joel Stone In the summer of 1967, Detroit experienced one of the worst racially charged civil disturbances in United States history. Years of frustration generated by entrenched and institutionalized racism boiled over late on a hot July night. In an event that has been called a ‘riot,’ ‘rebellion,’ ‘uprising,’ and ‘insurrection,’ thousands of ... Read More »

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, of ... Read More »

Marlena by Julie Buntin

Marlena by Julie Buntin Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena.  An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades. Read More »

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones A fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay in modern Detroit. Author Stephen Mack Jones is a poet, award-winning playwright, and recipient of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He lives in Farmington Hills. Read More »

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne Taking its title from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale but set in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this thriller features Helena Pelletier, raised by an abusive father who had kidnapped her teenage mother. Now he’s escaped from prison, and the adult Helena is the only person who can hunt him down ... Read More »

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman A very funny novel about the survivor of a childhood trauma. At 29, Eleanor Oliphant has built an utterly solitary life that almost works. . . Honeyman’s endearing debut is part comic novel, part emotional thriller, and part love story. – Kirkus Read More »

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith A hilarious new stand-alone novel about one man’s misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly ... Read More »

Trajectory by Richard Russo

Trajectory by Richard Russo A new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo–winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls–is also a master of this genre. Read More »

Lake Invaders by William Rapai

Lake Invaders by William Rapai There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes. Some, such as green algae, the Asian tapeworm, and the suckermouth minnow, have had little or no impact so far. But a handful of others—sea lamprey, alewife, round goby, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny water flea, and rusty crayfish—have conducted an all-out ... Read More »

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, host of the Emmy-nominated television show StarTalk, and People’s Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive, Tyson gives us a short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large. – Library Journal   Read More »