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Trajectory by Richard Russo

Trajectory by Richard Russo A new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo–winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls–is also a master of this genre. Read More »

Lake Invaders by William Rapai

Lake Invaders by William Rapai There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes. Some, such as green algae, the Asian tapeworm, and the suckermouth minnow, have had little or no impact so far. But a handful of others—sea lamprey, alewife, round goby, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny water flea, and rusty crayfish—have conducted an all-out ... Read More »

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, host of the Emmy-nominated television show StarTalk, and People’s Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive, Tyson gives us a short and sweet explanation of the nature of space and time and how we mesh with the universe at large. – Library Journal   Read More »

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann A true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David ... Read More »

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout In this collection of short stories centered in and near the fictional town of Amgash, Illinois, last visited in My Name Is Lucy Barton (2016), Strout once again shows her talent for adroitly uncovering what makes ordinary people tick. Here, for the most part, it’s sex. Nearly every story has sex at its core-not ... Read More »

Detroit Hustle by Amy Haimerl

Detroit Hustle by Amy Haimerl Haimerl (reporter for Crain’s Detroit Business), her husband, and beloved pets relocate from a quaint neighborhood in Brooklyn to Detroit, where they purchase an abandoned 1914 Georgian historic house. In this charming narrative, Haimerl chronicles the ups and downs of rehabilitating the house, with its 42 windows and lack of plumbing, in a city burdened ... Read More »

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

The Shadow Land: a Novel by Elizabeth Kostova Alexandra, an American in her mid-20s, has decided to start life anew in Bulgaria. Soon after she lands in Sofia, her plans go awry when she discovers a stranger’s bag among her own. Even more troubling, inside the bag is a box of cremated remains. While attempting to return the box, Alexandra ... Read More »

Great Lakes Island Escapes by Maureen Dunphy

Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure by Maureen Dunphy Dunphy explores over 30 of the Great Lakes Basin islands accessible by bridge or ferry and introduces more than 50 additional islands. Information about getting to each featured island, what to expect when you get there, the island’s history, and what natural and historical sites and cultural attractions are available ... Read More »

The Bookshop on Autumn Lane by Cynthia Tennent

The Bookshop on Autumn Lane by Cynthia Tennent Trudy Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown bookstore her late Aunt Gertrude left her. Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. Until Kit Darlington, a new professor in town, comes searching for an elusive manuscript. The third book in the Truhart series  set in Truhart, ... Read More »