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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

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