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Capitol Park by Jack Dempsey

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                Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit by Jack Dempsey. Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state’s first governor is buried. It’s the birthplace of democracy in Michigan, an Underground Railroad site, a streetcar and transit hub. Once a symbol of the city’s late twentieth-century decay, it is ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Redeployment by Phil Klay Wins National Book Award

2014 National Book Award Winner for Fiction

Redeployment by Phil Klay “A US marines veteran, Phil Klay, has taken home America’s most prestigious literary prize, winning the National Book Award for Fiction for his debut collection of short stories about soldiers struggling to cope with the chaos and devastation of the Iraq war. “War’s too strange to be processed alone,” Klay said during an emotional acceptance speech on Wednesday, ... Read More »

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl Working as a public relations hotline consultant for a once-prestigious culinary magazine, Billie Breslin unexpectedly enters a world of New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors while reading World War II letters exchanged between a plucky twelve-year-old and James Beard.   Author Ruth Reichl is known for her scrumptiously honest memoirs (Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with ... Read More »

Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo

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  Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo From the Made in Michigan Writers Series by Wayne State University Press.  Nine stories center on Annie, a smart-but-not-always-wise divorced mother, and Marly, her strong yet vulnerable daughter, as they seek and stumble upon an odd cast of boys and men. By turns comical and poignant, lyrical and incisive. Read More »

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

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Five Came Back: a Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens — to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.   Read More »

13 Hours by Mitchell Zukoff

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            13 Hours: the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team.   Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Read More »

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

        The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. ... Read More »

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

        Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon “After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides ... Read More »