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Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott Derringer Award-winning author Abbott (Concrete Angel) has delivered a fresh look at the disintegration of Detroit as seen through the lens of a camera. Less a suspense novel than the plot summary may imply, it is instead a detailed account of one woman battling her inner demons against the backdrop of a city that ... Read More »

Oscar Nominations

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 *WINNER Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea *WINNER 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

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

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

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 »

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

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

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

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 »

Land Grab

If you missed the library’s screening of the documentary Land Grab in September, it is now available on DVD at the library.  This story of  the world’s largest urban tree farm in Detroit is fascinating and the movie is well done.  So check it out!   Read More »