The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best mystery fiction and non-fiction published in 2013. Ann Arbor's Aunt Agatha's Bookstore won The Raven Mystery Award for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside of creative writing.
Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger
Best First Novel
Red sparrow: a novel by Jason Matthews
Best Paperback Original
The wicked girls by Alex Marwood
Mary Higgins Clark Award
Cover of snow: a novel by Jenny Milchman
Gandhi before India by Ramachandra Guha
John Wayne: the life and legend by Scott Eyman
The Hiltons: the true story of an American dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The last white rose by Desmond Seward
The embrace of unreason: France, 1914-1940 by Frederick Brown
Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Unassisted living: ageless homes for later life by Wid Chapman and Jeff Rosenfeld
The athlete's book of home remedies: 1,001 doctor- approved health fixes & injury-prevention secrets for a leaner, fitter, more athletic body! by Jordan Metzl, with Mike Zimmerman
Shaking the foundations: 200 years of investigative journalism in America by Edited by Bruce Shapiro
To keep the waters troubled: the life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry
Covert warriors [large print] by W.E.B. Griffin ; with William E. Butterworth IV
[Eden 2010_D10868 by Barry is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
The round house by Louise Erdrich — In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Joe tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. While his father, who is a tribal judge, tries to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins — On a trip to visit her absentee father, well-behaved, high school junior Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.
A nice little place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at one hundred by George F. Will
Wrigley Field: a celebration of the friendly confines by photos by Stephen Green ; text by Mark Jacob ; foreword by Ernie Banks
100 years of Wrigley Field [videodisc] by producer, Major League Baseball Production ; writer, Jeff Scott
Join us for a lively, fun session of Zumba on Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 AM.