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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.

Garden for the Blind by Kelly Fordon

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Garden for the Blind by Kelly Fordon The collection of interwoven stories by Grosse Pointe author Kelly Fordon is now in print. Read more at the Wayne State University Press website, including reviews and audio of two stories. A book launch will be held at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Click here ... Read More »

The Endless River by Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd’s “Endless River” is their 15th and final album, according to the band.  For every diehard Pink Floyd fan or every newbie, this offers  psychedelic delights for all listeners.   Dennis Leary might say,  “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out ”  But I  say turn on and tune in, but no dropping out!  This album will send you on a ... Read More »

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson “With her freshly painted sunny yellow bedroom in 1962 Denver, Kitty Miller leads a content if solitary life. Running a bookshop with her best friend, Frieda, is a welcome break from teaching school. Everything about Kitty’s life seems benignly commonplace until she begins waking up in another bedroom, in another life: a life in which ... Read More »

The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

Precious One

The Precious One, Marisa de los Santos Both an “Indie Next” and a “Library Reads”pick: Taisy hasn’t seen her father since he dumped her family and started another one 17 years ago. An unexpected invitation to write his biography returns her to her hometown, and gives her a rare chance to knit together a broken web of relationships. Like all de ... Read More »

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

 Funny Girl by Nick Hornby “From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel. Set in 1960′s London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of ... Read More »

The Definitive Biography : Billy Joel

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The Definitive Biography: Billy Joel by Fred Schruers New York: Crown Publishing 2014. 387 pages. Reviewed by John A. Clexton. Fred Schruers, a well established writer for giant publication Rolling Stone Magazine who has covered many other high profile musicians over the years, has yet again chronicled another musician of our time, Billy Joel. Otherwise known as the “piano man”, ... Read More »

The Nightingale

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to ... Read More »

Boston Girl

Boston Girl

Boston Girl by Anita Diamant “Reading Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl is a bit like listening to an older relative tell stories at Thanksgiving—and that’s a good thing. Because Addie Baum, the book’s 85-year-old narrator (who is telling her tales to her college-age granddaughter throughout the book), is one entertaining older relative. The story Addie weaves is of her own ... Read More »

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .”  This is how Abby Whitshank  always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The  Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable    kind of specialness. But they are also ... Read More »

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion “The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and ... Read More »