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Frida

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Complement a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts special exhibit on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit by watching the 2002 film Frida starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. Nominated for 6 academy awards, including best actress. Read More »

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson “With her freshly painted sunny yellow bedroom in 1962 Denver, Kitty Miller leads a content if solitary life. Running a bookshop with her best friend, Frieda, is a welcome break from teaching school. Everything about Kitty’s life seems benignly commonplace until she begins waking up in another bedroom, in another life: a life in which ... Read More »

Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard

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Are you an e-book reader?  Overdrive is sponsoring a “Big Read” this month.  Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates will be available March 17 through March 31 to everyone – no holds, no waiting. Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach ... Read More »

The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos

Precious One

The Precious One, Marisa de los Santos Both an “Indie Next” and a “Library Reads”pick: Taisy hasn’t seen her father since he dumped her family and started another one 17 years ago. An unexpected invitation to write his biography returns her to her hometown, and gives her a rare chance to knit together a broken web of relationships. Like all de ... 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 »