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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.

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss


Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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Fates and Furies by Laren Groff “Fates and Furies is the story of a marriage, divided into two sections. The first, Fates, focuses on the husband’s story. The second, Furies, completes the tale, focusing on the wife. “It’s a dramatic read, believe me,” says Russo”. – “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is ... Read More »

Last man off : a true story of disaster and survival on the Antarctic seas


“‘A sinister version of The Perfect Storm. Thrilling’–Sunday Times (UK). There’s nothing that armchair adventure lovers relish more than a gripping true story of disaster and heroism, and Last Man Off delivers all that against a breathtaking backdrop oficebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had just started his dream job as a scientific observer aboard ... Read More »

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Lake House

The Lake House by Kate Morton “Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England … Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion”~ Publishers Weekly “A nuanced exploration of family secrets and betrayal ... Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal “This novel is quirky and colorful. The story revolves around chef Eva Thorvald and the people who influence her life and her cooking. With well-drawn characters and mouthwatering descriptions of meals, Kitchens of the Great Midwest will appeal to readers who like vivid storytelling. Foodies will also enjoy this delicious tale.” ... 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 »