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Books, Audiobooks, DVDs, and Music that are new to our collections or that are especially relevant to current events. Click on the titles for more information or to place a hold on the item.

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 »

The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.  From the author of Galileo’s Daughter. 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 »

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

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The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith A suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice.  It is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story. Read More »

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett In a contemporary black community in Southern California, 17-year-old Nadia Turner and 21-year-old Luke Sheppard launch a soulful affair. She’s lost her mother to suicide, he’s lost a football career to injury, and the decisions they make when Nadia becomes pregnant will reverberate throughout their lives, particularly complicating Nadia’s close friendship with the devout Aubrey. ... Read More »

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet

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The Guineveres by Sarah Domet Four girls, each named Guinevere and each with her own secret, heart-wrenching story, are abandoned at an austere convent. Ginny, Gwen, Win, and Vere call themselves The Guineveres. While they share a name, they are very different. Artist Ginny, Hollywood hopeful Gwen, seemingly stoic Win, and nurturing Vere form a tight bond. When four unconscious ... Read More »

IQ by Joe Ide

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IQ by Joe Ide There’s a new sleuth on the shelves… Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ on the mean streets of his East Long Beach neighborhood, is a Sherlock-inspired sleuth (brains over brawn) who takes the cases the cops won’t touch…Ide’s deft touch with his richly diverse cast of characters, all of whom are capable of stealing scenes with just ... Read More »