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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi Author and physician Kalanithi had nearly completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with Stage lV lung cancer at the age of 36. Despite the stubborn progression of his disease, Kalanithi was able to write, work, and delve into a number of profound issues before the end of his ... Read More »

Hot Reads For Cold Nights

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Hot Reads for Cold Nights:  a Winter Reading Program for Adults Reading (and then reading some more) is one way to get through a long, dark Michigan winter.  The Grosse Pointe Public Library Winter Reading Program runs from January 24 – March 5.  Share what you’re reading by submitting a short book review .  Weekly prizes at each branch and a ... Read More »

The Past by Tessa Hadley


The Past by Tessa Hadley Siblings Harriet, Alice, Fran, and Roland gather at their grandparents’ ramshackle house deep in the English countryside for three weeks, ostensibly to decide what to do with it, now that their parents are gone. More than the site of an occasional family retreat, the old house is where their mother brought them when her marriage ... Read More »

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee


The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Piano Teacher, a beautiful, transporting novel about motherhood, marriage, and friendship Janice Y. K. Lee’s blockbuster hit debut, The Piano Teacher, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. ... Read More »

Oscars for 2015


A select list of Oscar nominees.  Links will be updated as soon as the library is able to purchase dvds. BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Bryan Cranston – Trumbo Matt Damon -The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Michael Fassbender – Steve ... Read More »

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Book One of the Neapolitan Quartet.  Beginning in the 1950s friends and rivals Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation. “A clamorous, headlong exploration of female friendship set against a backdrop of poverty, ambition, violence and political struggle.” Read More »

Presence by Amy Cuddy


Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy Filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Readers will explore how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and leave with satisfaction instead of regret.   Read More »

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo


Spark Joy : an Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Tidying expert Marie Kondo’s follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations Read More »

Star Wars Films at the Library


  Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (DVD) 1999 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (Blu-Ray) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and ... Read More »