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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good : a Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good : a Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn Flinn affectionately recalls her family and growing up in the counties surrounding Flint, Michigan, in the days before America’s mighty auto industry collapsed. Typical of midwesterners in the middle of the twentieth century, the Flinns frequently motored around Michigan, ... Read More »

Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster.  Larson, author of In the Garden of Beasts and The Devil in the White City, is a master of narrative nonfiction. FYI, Larson will be appearing in Grosse Pointe for ... Read More »

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

Vanessa and Her Sister

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into ... 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 »

The Nightingale

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to ... Read More »

Boston Girl

Boston Girl

Boston Girl by Anita Diamant “Reading Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl is a bit like listening to an older relative tell stories at Thanksgiving—and that’s a good thing. Because Addie Baum, the book’s 85-year-old narrator (who is telling her tales to her college-age granddaughter throughout the book), is one entertaining older relative. The story Addie weaves is of her own ... Read More »

The Oscars

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The Award Season continues…Oscar nominees were announced today.  Winners will be announced on February 22.  Links to the library catalog will be added as we are able to purchase the movie titles.  Oscar Night at the Library is February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Branch. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)  WINNER Boyhood The ... Read More »

Golden Globe Nominees & Winners – Movies

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Best Motion Picture – Drama Boyhood WINNER Foxcatcher The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Julianne Moore – Still Alice  WINNER Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon – Wild Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything Jennifer Aniston – Cake Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Eddie Redmayne – ... Read More »

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .”  This is how Abby Whitshank  always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The  Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable    kind of specialness. But they are also ... Read More »