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Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

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Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott Derringer Award-winning author Abbott (Concrete Angel) has delivered a fresh look at the disintegration of Detroit as seen through the lens of a camera. Less a suspense novel than the plot summary may imply, it is instead a detailed account of one woman battling her inner demons against the backdrop of a city that ... Read More »

Oscar Nominations

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Oscar Nominations – A Select List  Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling – La La Land Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington – Fences Actor in ... Read More »

Golden Globe Awards 2017

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The nominations – and winners – are in for the Golden Globe Awards this year. The library is adding the films to the our collection as soon as they are available for purchase on DVD. The winners, announced January 8, are in bold. Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes include television series. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA HACKSAW RIDGE HELL OR ... Read More »

Captain Fantastic

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Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a ... Read More »

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard. Millard, an author who has distinguished herself with previous works on Theodore Roosevelt’s ill-fated Amazon journey and James A. Garfield’s doomed presidency, focuses her newest work on Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England. From his upper class upbringing to his quest ... Read More »

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau

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The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau Lexie James comes from a humble background and has made a bright and promising new life for herself as a counselor at an elite private school. But decisions she makes have an astounding ripple effect that is completely engrossing, real, and, at times, pitiful. She’s a lot like a train wreck you cannot ... Read More »

Land Grab

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If you missed the library’s screening of the documentary Land Grab in September, it is now available on DVD at the library.  This story of  the world’s largest urban tree farm in Detroit is fascinating and the movie is well done.  So check it out!   Read More »