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Michigan Notable Books 2013

Michigan: MichiganThe Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most notable volumes published that year that best reflect the state's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experiences. Most of the winning titles can be found in the Library's collection. From fiction to nonfiction, the following list offers a variety of choices:

American Poet by Vande Zande, Jeff


The amphibians and reptiles of Michigan: a Quaternary and Recent faunal adventure by J. Alan Holman


Bear has a story to tell by written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead


The boy governor: Stevens T. Mason and the birth of Michigan politics by Don Faber


Canada by Richard Ford


Death dance of a butterfly by Melba Joyce Boyd


Detroit City is the place to be: the afterlife of an American metropolis by Mark Binelli


Detroit's historic places of worship by compiled and edited by Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, Dorothy Kostuch ; photographs by Dirk Bakker ; with a foreword by John Gallagher


Dust to dust: a memoir by Benjamin Busch


Fishtown: Leland, Michigan's historic fishery by Laurie Kay Sommers


Imperfect: an improbable life by Jim Abbott and Tim Brown


Ink trails: Michigan's famous and forgotten authors by Dave Dempsey and Jack Dempsey


The Kirtland's warbler: the story of a bird's fight against extinction and the people who saved it by William Rapai


Michigan's historic railroad stations by photographs and text by Michael H. Hodges


The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis


The skeleton box by Bryan Gruley


Summer of '68: the season that changed baseball— and America— forever by Tim Wendel


A woman like me by Bettye LaVette ; with David Ritz


The world of a few minutes ago: stories by Jack Driscoll