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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple
miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead
man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the
baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
The house I loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Detroit native Bill Morris will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor for a reading and signing of his new novel, 'Motor City Burning'. Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Tiger Baseball on Opening Day 1968.
This month they are discussing The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty and Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman.
Coffee will be served. Please bring your own lunch. Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Library for the Blind, 30555 Michigan Avenue in Westland.
The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
The end of your life book club by Will Schwalbe
The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman
Far gone by Laura Griffin
A beleaguered NYPD detective, a housekeeper, a reformed hacker, a widowed FBI agent, a psychic tarot card reader, a forensic scientists, and a demoted Detective Inspector. What do they have in common? Each is the lead character in one of these debut mysteries.
Never alone by C.J. Carpenter
Death comes to the village by Catherine Lloyd
The quantum breach by Denver Acey
Ice shear by M.P. Cooley
The White Magic Five and Dime by New York times bestselling author Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco
Everyone lies by A.D. Garrett
10 Movie Favorites of baby boomers according to a recent blog posted on Next Avenue's Route 360 by Linda Bernstein. Best part of the survey? The memorable lines included.
The sound of music [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
The graduate [videodisc] by an Embassy Pictures release
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
Love story [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures
The Godfather [videodisc] by [by] Mario Puzo ; Paramount Pictures presents an Albert S. Ruddy production
The paper chase [videodisc] by a Thompson-Paul production
It's the dog days of summer and you may feel like reading, but nothing too taxing. Short stories collections are a good choice.
Full dark, no stars [large print] by Stephen King
Summer brides [large print] by Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Mallery
Coronado [large print]: stories by Dennis Lehane
Some days you get the bear [large print] by Lawrence Block
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins
Murder as a Fine Art by Charles Morrell
Three can keep a secret: a Joe Gunther novel by Archer Mayor
Murder as a fine art by David Morrell
A question of honor by Charles Todd
""We hold these truths to be self-evident.." The United States as seen through the eyes of six different authors.
American fun: four centuries of joyous revolt by John Beckman
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 objects by Richard Kurin
Supreme City: how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America by Donald L. Miller
The mysterious affair at Styles [large print]: Poirot's first case by Agatha Christie
No man's nightingale [large print] by Ruth Rendell
Pursuit [large print] by Gene Hackman
The pawnbroker [large print] by David and Aimee Thurlo
That old black magic [large print] by Mary Jane Clark
Black current by Karen Keskinen
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr
Seven for a secret by Lyndsay Faye
Onion Street: a Moe Prager mystery by Reed Farrel Coleman
The wild beasts of Wuhan: an Ava Lee novel by Ian Hamilton
Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter