Sunday, October 4, 2015
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Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss


Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman


NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman Science writer Silberman argues for the concept of neurodiversity, the idea that conditions like autism are natural human variations with some adaptive elements, and surveys the history of autism for what it can tell us about the current spike in diagnoses. Read More »

Best Bike Rides: Detroit and Ann Arbor by Rob Pulcipher


Best Bike Rides: Detroit and Ann Arbor by Rob Pulcipher Forty of the greatest recreational rides in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are detailed — road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 35 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures. Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »