Annie’s Ghosts is part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mother's reasons for hiding her sister’s existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother’s world of the 1930s and ‘40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
The Hit [large print] by David Baldacci
Fly Away [large print] by Kristin Hannah
Life After Life [large print]: a novel by Kate Atkinson
Gone Girl [Large print]: a novel by Gillian Flynn
Inferno [Large print]: a novel by Dan Brown
The Racketeer [Large Print] by John Grisham
Daddy's Gone A Hunting [large print] by Mary Higgins Clark
Anonymous sources by Mary Louise Kelly
The abomination: a novel by Jonathan Holt
The Andalucian friend: a novel by Alexander Söderberg
Aunty Lee's delights by Ovidia Yu
A blind goddess by James R. Benn
Detroit: an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to Detroit's fate, his family's, and his own. Detroit has gone through good times, 'the Arsenal of Democracy' and bad times and right now everyone's wondering what its' fate will be.
Branca's pitch [videodisc] by Strand Releasing presents ; a film by Andrew J. Muscato
In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault
JFK remembered [videodisc]: 50 years later by Enduring Freedom Productions ; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc ; directed by Robert D. Kline ; producers, Stephanie A. Heredia ; written by Robert D. Kline, Stephanie A. Heredia
The mighty Mississippi [videodisc] by with Trevor McDonald
Books the Canton Public Library staff are reading and believe deserve a moment in the spotlight - fiction, non-fiction, old and new:
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
No escape by Mary Burton
The particular sadness of lemon cake: a novel by Aimee Bender
The system: the glory and scandal of big-time college football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
Annie's Ghosts: a Journey into a Family Secret by Steve Luxenberg. As his mother lays dying, Steve Luxenberg learns a family secret. The mother he thought was an only child, had an older sister. A sister who had been declared insane and placed in Eloise Hospital, Wayne, Michigan. With his family's reluctant consent, Steve Luxenberg unravels the secret.
- Saturday, January 11
- Saturday, January 25
On Thursday January 9 at noon, we will be discussing:
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain — At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. People who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's Sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM in the Purple Room to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.
December 28 — New years resolutions
January 4 — New Beginnings
January 11 — Healing through meditation
January 18 — Positive thinking
January 25 — The real you
*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing email@example.com
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.