From 7:00-7:45 PM Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg is the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read. It's part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mom'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.
From 8:00-8:45 PM Her fearful symmetry: a novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Twin sisters learn their English aunt has left them her flat in London. The cemetery which borders the flat serves as an inspiring setting as the twins become entwined in the lives of their neighbors, both living and deceased.
Joey, the Yorkshire Terrier won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization as a puppy, Joey now 5, demonstrated he had it all to take the Best in Show prize. Joey won Best Trick to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Joey! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2013!
Joey shown here with his owner, ChuChu Houle, on September 14, 2013.
Best in Show contest winners from left: Bruno (German Shepherd), Coco (Sheltie mix), Joey (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound), Ginger (bulldog), and Roxy (Great Dane) on September 14, 2013.
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean tells the powerful tale of Rin Tin Tin's journey from an orphaned pup to a Hollywood celebrity and international icon. It begins on a battlefield in France in World War I, when a young American soldier discovers a German Shepherd puppy among the ruins of a bombed out dog kennel. Not only did he see a survivor, but something very special that also captured the attention of Warner Brothers in Hollywood. The rest is Hollywood history, but if you want to know more, come join our group for an interesting discussion!
Healthy eating by Megan Borgert-Spaniol
Healthy foods from A to Z by [executive editor, Stephanie Maze] = Comida sana de la A a la Z / [editora ejecutiva, Stephanie Maze]
10 ways I can live a healthy life by Sara Antill
My healthy body by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein ; illustrated by Joe Weissmann
Going organic: a healthy guide to making the switch by Dana Meachen Rau
Cool relaxing: healthy & fun ways to chill out! by Alex Kuskowski
Chow hound: wholesome home cooking for your doggie by Eve Adamson
Eco dog: healthy living for your pet by Corbett Marshall & Jim Deskevich ; photographs by Aime Herring
Grrrrowlicious food for hungry dogs by Jamie Young ; photography by Derek Swallwel
Healthy mom, healthy baby: the ultimate pregnancy guide by Siobhan Dolan and Alice Lesch Kelly
Be fruitful: the essential guide to maximizing fertility and giving birth to a healthy child by Victoria Maizes ; foreword by Andrew Weil
Pregnancy health yoga: your essential guide for bump, birth, and beyond by Tara Lee and Mary Attwood ; foreword by Dr. Gowri Motha creator of the gentle birth method
Mommy IQ: the complete guide to pregnancy by Rosie Pope ; foreword by Amos Grunebaum
1 pound a day: the Martha's Vineyard diet detox and plan for a lifetime of healthy eating by Dr. Roni DeLuz, RN, ND, PhD, and James Hester ; with Diane Reverand
7 years younger: the revolutionary 7-week anti-aging plan by the editors of Good housekeeping
Young for life: the easy no-diet, no-sweat plan to look and feel 10 years younger by Marilyn Diamond and Dr. Donald "Rock" Schnell
Clean cuisine: an 8-week anti-inflammatory nutrition program that will change the way you age, look & feel by Ivy Ingram Larson and Andrew Larson, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Shred: the revolutionary diet: 6 weeks, 4 inches, 2 sizes by Ian K. Smith
Why are you so scared?: a child's book about parents with PTSD by Beth Andrews ; illustrated by Katherine Kirkland
This is not a drill by Beck McDowell
The invisible war [videodisc] by produced by Tanner Barklow, Amy Ziering ; directed by Kirby Dick
Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder: a guide for families by Cheryl A. Roberts
Come back in the evening at 7:00 PM to hear the moving and amazing story of JoAnne Normile and how she started Canter, the racehorse rescue group, in Michigan. Normile's story is told through her book Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption. She will be available to sign copies of her starred Kirkus-reviewed book purchased at the event.