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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises ... Read More »

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love-life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from ... Read More »

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy–but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than ... Read More »

Best Fiction Books of 2013:The Critics Choice

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Best Fiction 2013 The critics agree that the following books are the Best Fiction Books of 2013. You can check them out from your Grosse Pointe Public Library!  Just click on the title to reserve…… Fiction 1.  Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 3.   Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 4.  The ... Read More »

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Mrs. Poe

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . . 1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is all the rage ; the ... Read More »

From the Recommended Reading Shelf

Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Sōderberg Breaking her personal code to date a charming patient, Sophie Brinkmann discovers that he is the head of a powerful international crime organization warring against a ruthless German syndicate. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter ... Read More »

Recommended Reading


The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window of the nursing home. So begins an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, an elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.   And the Mountains Echoed ... Read More »

Murder and Mayhem


I have been a fan of the murder mystery since, at a tender age, I first discovered Hercule Poirot and Nero Wolfe. I was an voracious reader and my parents allowed me to read these classic series. To this day, I find mysteries highly entertaining. I looked at my list of books (yes, I do keep a list of everything I have read),  I found that I ... Read More »