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Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard

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Are you an e-book reader?  Overdrive is sponsoring a “Big Read” this month.  Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates will be available March 17 through March 31 to everyone – no holds, no waiting. Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach ... Read More »

Serena

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Serena by Ron Rash Soon to be released as a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.  But the book is better! Also not to be missed is Rash’s latest, Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories , a selection of stories set in Appalachia. A sweeping saga of unfathomable greed and revenge that grabs the reader’s attention from the first page. The Depression-era ... Read More »

World Gone By

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World Gone By by Dennis Lehane The stunning conclusion of Lehane’s trilogy of Irish-American gangster Joe Coughlin (The Given Day, 2008, Live by Night , 2012).   Read More »

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good : a Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good : a Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn Flinn affectionately recalls her family and growing up in the counties surrounding Flint, Michigan, in the days before America’s mighty auto industry collapsed. Typical of midwesterners in the middle of the twentieth century, the Flinns frequently motored around Michigan, ... Read More »

Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.  Larson, author of In the Garden of Beasts and The Devil in the White City, is a master of narrative nonfiction. FYI, Larson will be appearing in Grosse Pointe for ... Read More »

Under the Radar Michigan

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  Under the Radar Michigan: the First 50 by Tom Daldin. A guide to the Emmy award-winning PBS television series … Discover great Michigan cities, interesting people, incredible restaurants, romantic spaces and great places to vacation with the whole family. You”ll speed through Michigan’s Everglades; go to santa school; eat awesome food; hike giant dunes; meet inspired people; explore great wilderness; ... Read More »

Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller. Fuller, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, has written a new memoir of her life in America and the painful disintegration of her marriage.  Well-loved for her colorful memoirs of an African childhood with complicated, unorthodox parents, Fuller writes of  her struggles with ... Read More »