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The Detroit Public Library by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

The Detroit Public Library : an American Classic by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt For the last century, the Detroit Public Library has ranked as one of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit—an important landmark as well as a significant monument serving generations of Detroiters. This book was born out of “Discover the Wonders,” an art and architectural tour ... Read More »

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks Please join us for a special evening with local author and librarian Annie Spence.  Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks is a Gen-X librarian’s laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. A book signing will follow the presentation. ... Read More »

An Evening with Michael Zadoorian

An Evening with Michael Zadoorian Michigan author Michael Zadoorian’s novel The Leisure Seeker met with stellar reviews and popular success when published in 2009. The bittersweet tale of aging Ella and John Robina, who take off in their Leisure Seeker RV for one last adventure has now been made into a film. Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, the movie ... Read More »

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Young Jane Young: a Novel by Gabrielle Zevin Having charmed us with The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, an LJ Best Book that lingered four months on the NYT best sellers list, Zevin returns with Aviva Grossman, a hopeful congressional intern in Florida. An affair with her much-admired and much-married boss makes her toxic, and she escapes the media glare ... Read More »

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 »

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 »