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Author Archives: Priscilla Burns

Lucky Boy by Shanti Sekaran

Lucky Boy by Shanti Sekaran Solimar Castro Valdez is uncertain of her future after slipping across the border and landing at a cousin’s in Berkeley, but she clings to her baby boy. When she is detained, the baby’s care falls to Kavya Reddy, who’s desperate to have a child. That puts the two women tragically in conflict. . . an ... Read More »

City of Gold

City of Gold Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the L.A.’s vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable died last week at 57.  This 2015 documentary shows his unique approach, where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Reserve this ... Read More »

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen

The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen PEN/Faulkner Award winner Christensen takes us on the final voyage of the 1950s-era ocean liner Queen Isabella, as guests nostalgically enjoy retro drinks and luscious jazz, with both cell phones and children banned. Belowdecks, tensions simmer among the crew, some of whom know the ship is creakier than it looks. – LJ Reviews Reserve ... Read More »

What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha

What the Eyes Don’t See:  a Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha A firsthand account of the Flint water crisis by the pediatrician whose conviction and irrefutable research exposed it.  “A gripping, frequently shocking story of environmental injustice in 21st-century America.” – Library Journal Reserve This Book Read More »

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread. Reserve this book. Read More »

Check Out our Wi-Fi Hotspots

GPPL now has mobile hotspots available for check out.  Anyone 18 or older residing in the Grosse Pointe School District can check one out for a two week period and enjoy free access to the internet.    Click here for the for the full mobile hotspot policy.   Click here to reserve your hotspot today! Read More »

Toys and Tools for Summer

GPPL now has Wi-Fi Hotspots to check out! Devices check out for 2 weeks and provide free internet access. Did you know we have lawn games? Check out our Bocce Ball or Cornhole Toss. Need a bike pump? We have complete bicycle stations outside each library. The tool collection has many gardening tools, including an edger, lopper, garden claw, garden ... Read More »

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Feather Thief : Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (An) enthralling account of a truly bizarre crime. In 2009, Edwin Rist, an American student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, stole 299 rare and scientifically significant bird skins from the Natural History Museum at Tring, in Hertfordshire, England, plucked their feathers, ... Read More »

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner Two-time National Book Award finalist Kushner (The Flamethrowers) delivers a heartbreaking and unforgettable novel set in a California women’s prison. Single mother Romy Leslie Hall is serving two consecutive life sentences at the Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility after murdering a stalker. From prison, she narrates her drug-addled, hard-bitten past in San Francisco, where she ... Read More »