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New Books, Audiobooks, and DVDs that have been recently added to or ordered for our collections. Click on the titles for more information or to place a hold on the item.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile

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  Edited by siblings and lifelong, seventh-generation Detroiters Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn – with contributions from a team of more than 30 Detroit-based writers and researchers - Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit is the result of thousands of hours of research, thousands of site visits, and contributions and ideas from hundreds of local residents, making this ... Read More »

The Bully Pulpit

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.         Read More »

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is  strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, ... Read More »

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him ... Read More »

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.  By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, Read More »

David and Goliath: The Triumph of the Underdog by Malclom Gladwell

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David and Goliath  : The Triumph of the Underdog by Malcolm Gladwell In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.In ... Read More »

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

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The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy The best-selling author of The Prince of Tides chronicles his efforts to reconcile with the harsh fighter pilot father who inspired The Great Santini, recounting how at the end of his father’s life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements. -from the Publisher  (Coming Soon: October)   Read More »

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an ... Read More »