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The Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down ... Read More »

Best of 2013: Non-Fiction

Book of Ages The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

The critics agree that these titles are the Best Non-fiction Books of 2013 1.   Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore 2.   Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 3.   Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward 4.   Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 5.  Five Days at ... 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 »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »

Peggy’s Picks

Cockroahes by Jo Nesbo

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The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt


A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him ... Read More »

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri


Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.  By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, Read More »

Cinnamon and Gunpowder

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Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. To appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies ... Read More »

What We Are Reading Now. . .

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  I have been a fan of the murder mystery since, at a tender age, I first discovered Hercule Poirot and Nero Wolfe. You see, I was an voracious reader and my parents allowed me to read these classic series. To this day, I find mysteries highly entertaining. When I looked at my list of books (yes, I do keep a list of ... Read More »

Tell The Wolves I’m Home

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus — her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, ... Read More »