We’ve all seen the Pure Michigan commercials on TV. If you’re like us, those ads make you want to get in a car and drive to the beach, a winery, the Bridge, a Tigers baseball game, the Falls, “outa town!” Before you hit the open road, consider combining that Pure Michigan road trip with a Michigan-themed book. GRCC’s Library has a great selection of Michigan Notable Books – some fiction, non-fiction, and even a few children’s books. Check them out! Pure Michigan!
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By Tess Alliston
Check out our latest book display on the first floor of the Library! This month’s display showcases selections from the 2015 Michigan Notable Books, as well as some from previous years. If you didn’t know, 20 books are chosen to be on this list each year by the Library of Michigan. The following books comprise this year’s list:
1. The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime
2. The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan by Thomas R. Dilley
3. Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan, illustrated by David Miles
4. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
5. Bright Shards of Someplace Else by Monica McFawn
6. Burnt Toast Makes you Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn
7. The Contract by Derek Jeter
8. A Detroit Anthology edited by Anna Clark
9. Eight Mile High by Jim Ray Daniels
10. The Fish and the Not Fish by Peter Markus
11. Making Callaloo in Detroit by Lolita Hernandez
12. Michigan Agricultural College Campus Life 1900-1925: A Postcard Tour by Stephen Terry
13. Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron
14. Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past by Sally Howell
15. A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade by Barbara Rylko-Bauer
16. Rivers of Sand: Fly Fishing Michigan and the Great Lakes Region by Josh Greenberg
17. Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen
18. Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel
19. Strange Love by Lisa Lenzo
20. Strings Attached by Diane DeCillis
The books chosen are either written by a Michigan author, or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region. It dates back to 1991 when it began as part of the celebrations for Michigan Week. More information can be found here on the Library of Michigan website.
View one of the electronic books from the comfort of your home or stop in to check one out!
Interested in meeting some notable Michigan authors? A regional Michigan Notable Books event is scheduled at the Grand Rapids Public (Main) Library on Saturday evening (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm), September 20, 2014. Registration is required, but admission is free! This special evening celebrates nine Michigan Notable authors (Chris Byron and Tom Wilson, Linda Hundt, D.E. Johnson, William Olsen, Gordon Olson, John Otterbacher, Brad Reed and Todd Reed, Wade Rouse, and Tom Springer) and features a keynote presentation by Wade Rouse. Click here for a list of GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons Michigan Notable Books.