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Non-Fiction

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Feather Thief : Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (An) enthralling account of a truly bizarre crime. In 2009, Edwin Rist, an American student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, stole 299 rare and scientifically significant bird skins from the Natural History Museum at Tring, in Hertfordshire, England, plucked their feathers, ... Read More »

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley A true humorist, Crosley brings to her writing just the kind of openness required to fly across the country for a heart-to-heart with her mom’s former-porn-star cousin, or climb a South American volcano with her preparedness meter hovering somewhere around zero. A remote writing retreat is as creatively fruitful as she hoped ... Read More »

Power Play by Cynthia Lambert

Power Play:  My Life Inside the Red Wings Locker Room by Cynthia Lambert One of the Detroit area’s first female “beat” writers, Lambert covered the Detroit Red Wings for for the Detroit News for 12 seasons, from 1986-1998.  She covered some great players, and has many tales to tell.   Read More »

Welcome to Here by Nancy Solak

Welcome to Here by Nancy Yuktonis Solak Nancy coped while in China, but not always with spirit and resilience. She’s more of a reluctant traveler, an accidental tourist. In this memoir, she visited China three times, not because it was a lifelong dream of hers, but because of her son. She spent two weeks in China when he was a ... Read More »

Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland

Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland This engaging book is based on award-winning journalist Leland’s popular series of articles for the New York Times. He spent a year profiling six of the “oldest old” individuals who have passed the eighty-fifth birthday. This is not a record of the daily routines of ... Read More »

The Witch of Delray by Karen Dybis

The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit’s Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery by Karen Dybis Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city’s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the ... Read More »

Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude by Rufus McGaugh

Longitude and Latitude, with Attitude: One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World by Rufus McGaugh An engaging travelogue that chronicles 49 years of travel around the globe, to every country in the world. The author relates his experiences, both harrowing and humorous, in entertaining and amusing (sometimes even instructive!) vignettes.  McGaugh is a retired social studies teacher, with most ... Read More »

Brewed in Michigan by William Rapai

Brewed in Michigan:  the New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State by William Rapai Explore the leading craft breweries in Michigan with local author Bill Rapai. Through a series of interviews with brewmasters over an eighteenth-month sojourn to microbreweries around the state, the author argues that Michigan craft beer is brewed by individuals with a passion for excellence. The taprooms ... Read More »

The Kelloggs: the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel

The Kelloggs:  the Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the ... Read More »