madame librarian's Blog
The Great Michigan Read 2011-2012 is drawing to a close. This year's selection has inspired displays and discussions across the states in public libraries and schools. The author, Kevin Boyle, received his undergraduate degree from University of Detroit-Mercy and his doctorate from University of Michigan. He is presently teaching at Ohio State University. Arc of Justice won the National Book Award in 2004 and was named Michigan Notable Book in 2005.
A good man is hard to find and other stories by Flannery O'Connor
The house of the seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne; edited with an introduction by Milton R. Stern
A prayer for Owen Meany: a novel by John Irving
To the lighthouse by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Heaven awaits the bride by Anna Rountree
A monster calls: a novel by Patrick Ness ; inspired from an idea by Siobhan Dowd ; illustrations by Jim Kay
The complete history of American film criticism by Jerry Roberts
An uncommon history of common courtesy: how manners shaped the world by Bethane Patrick
Are you looking for something new? Short Story collections are the perfect way for Mystery fans to try new authors.
A study in Sherlock: stories inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
The best American mystery stories 2011 edited and with an introduction by Harlan Coben
Hook, line & sinister edited by T. Jefferson Parker
Five books to help make life a little easier as you age:
I feel great about my hands: and other unexpected joys of aging by edited by Shari Graydon
When was the last time your book group read a classic? These five titles were made into films. All received Oscar nominations in one category or other.
Arrowsmith; Elmer Gantry; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey
1493: uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C. Mann
The swerve: how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
Why America failed: the roots of imperial decline by Morris Berman