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Oscar Nominations

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Oscar Nominations – A Select List  Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling – La La Land Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington – Fences Actor in ... Read More »

The Dry by Jane Harper

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The Dry by Jane Harper During the worst drought of the century, Federal agent Aaron Falk is called back to Kiewarra, a small town in West Australia, to investigate a murder-suicide. His high school friend Luke Hadler appears to have murdered his wife and son before killing himself: another farmer pushed to the brink by the punishing weather. As a ... Read More »

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Glamorous and ambitious Lillian Boxfish was celebrated in front-page articles in 1931 as “the highest paid advertising woman in America” . . . Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney’s nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor. – Booklist   Read More »

Detroit Resurrected by Nathan Bomey

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Detroit Resurrected: to Bankruptcy and Back by Nathan Bomey Author Nathan Bomey, now a journalist for USA Today, was lead reporter on Detroit’s bankruptcy for Detroit Free Press. In this narrative for general readers, he tells the story of Detroit’s bankruptcy, focusing on the decisions and conflicts among key figures such as judges, union leaders, politicians, bankers, and residents of ... Read More »

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

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The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes The latest offering from health journalist Taubes (Why We Get Fat) prosecutes the case against sugar, in particular sucrose and high fructose corn syrup. His hypothesis is that “sugar is the dietary trigger of obesity and diabetes” and of related illnesses like heart disease. . . Readers will hate to love this book, ... Read More »

Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond

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Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond edited by M. L. Liebler An anthology of new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in the Detroit music scene, from rock to jazz and everything in between.  From Wayne State University Press, ... Read More »

Golden Globe Awards 2017

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The nominations – and winners – are in for the Golden Globe Awards this year. The library is adding the films to the our collection as soon as they are available for purchase on DVD. The winners, announced January 8, are in bold. Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes include television series. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA HACKSAW RIDGE HELL OR ... Read More »

Captain Fantastic

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Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a ... Read More »

Victoria the Queen by Julia Baird

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Victoria the Queen:  an Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird Australian-based journalist Baird offers an empire-scale biography of Queen Victoria, portraying her as witty, passionate, and happy to wield the scepter. Baird draws on newly discovered papers clarifying the relationship between Victoria and her servant John Brown and was also able to gain access ... Read More »