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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fiction The Goldfinch By 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 […]

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Burn by Julianna Baggott

New March Books

Burn – Pure Trilogy; Book 3 By Julianna Baggott The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with Pure, recommended by People for those who loved The Hunger Games. Inside the Dome, Partridge, having taken his father’s place as leader of the Pures, realizes that things are not as clear as he thought while outside, […]

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A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

New February Books

A Burnable Book By Bruce Holsinger In Chaucer’s London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery, and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England’s kings.  Bruce Holsinger’s A Burnable Book is an irresistible historical thriller reminiscent of the classics An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Name of the […]

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Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

New January Books

Orphan Train: A Novel By Christina Baker Kline Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to aging out out of the foster care system.  A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvenile hall.  As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, […]

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Michigan Notable Books 2014

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes.  Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in […]

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Once We Were Brothers: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson

New November Books

Once We Were Brothers By Ronald H. Balson The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.  Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer […]

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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

2013 National Book Award Winners

The National Book Foundation has announced this year’s winners of the National Book Award for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Fiction The Good Lord Bird By James McBride Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to […]

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Delia

New October Books

Delia’s Shadow By Jaime Lee Moyer It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal.  But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an […]

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Detroit Shuffle by D. E. Johnson

New September Books

Detroit Shuffle By D. E. Johnson Will Anderson and Elizabeth Hume get caught up in the political turmoil over women’s suffrage in Detroit Shuffle, the fourth book in D. E. Johnson’s critically acclaimed 1910s Detroit series.  Will Anderson inadvertently breaks up a key suffrage rally when he thwarts a gunman set on killing his lover, […]

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Tumbledown: A Novel by Robert Boswell

New August Books

Tumbledown 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 […]

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