New August Books

Tumbledown: A Novel by Robert BoswellTumbledown

By Robert Boswell

At age thirty-three, James Candler seems to be well on the road to success.  He’s in line for a big promotion at Onyx Springs, the treatment facility where he’s a therapist.  He has a fiancée, a sizable house, and a Porsche.  But . . . he’s falling in love with another woman, he’s underwater on his mortgage, and he’s put his hapless best friend in charge of his signature therapeutic program.  Even the GPS on his car can’t seem to predict where he should turn next.  And his clients are struggling in their own hilarious, heartbreaking ways to keep their lives on track.  How can he help them if he can’t help himself?

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy FowlerWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

By Karen Joy Fowler

Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

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Michigan's Town & Country Inns by Susan J. NewhofMichigan’s Town & Country Inns

By Susan J. Newhof

The fifth edition of Michigan’s town & country inns is a guide to more than 50 inns, bed-and-breakfast homes, and historic lodgings in the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan.  Choose from lighthouses anchored to the rugged shores of Lake Superior, Victorian mansions built by lumber and mining barons, rustic log lodges, and romantic small town hideaways.  Meet the innkeepers themselves, who range from retired military officers and corporate heads to artists and poets.  You’ll find detailed descriptions of the accommodations along with information about rates, suitability for children, and policies on smoking and pets.  Get a sense of the flavor and mood of each and learn about fun things to do in the surrounding areas.  Numerous photos enhance the descriptions and provide a visitor’s-eye view of some of the most unusual and delightful places to stay in Michigan.

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