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

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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 »

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 »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Under the Radar Michigan

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  Under the Radar Michigan: the First 50 by Tom Daldin. A guide to the Emmy award-winning PBS television series … Discover great Michigan cities, interesting people, incredible restaurants, romantic spaces and great places to vacation with the whole family. You”ll speed through Michigan’s Everglades; go to santa school; eat awesome food; hike giant dunes; meet inspired people; explore great wilderness; ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place by Howard Norman

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I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place A most unusual memoir written by novelist Howard Norman, in five essays, he recalls his connection to “place” in relation to his own personal development and “place” at that particular period of his life. Reviews describe this book as both “luminous” and “strange”, but also, decidedly disquieting,  haunting, and lovely. Youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ... Read More »