Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
The Buddha in the attic by Julie Otsuka tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. The book traces their extraordinary lives from the arduous journey across the Pacific Ocean to a country where they don't speak the language or understand the culture and to husbands they never met.
The Library of Michigan has announced the most 20 Michigan Notable Books out of 200 nominees written by a Michigan-connected author for 2013. Each title features the state's rich cultural, historical and literary heritage. The Michigan Notable Books at CPL are on display and find out where these authors are appearing in area libraries.
Autism spectrum disorders: what every parent needs to know by editors, Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone ; with Winnie Yu
The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
The spark: a mother's story of nuturing genius by Kristine Barnett
Autism, the invisible cord: a sibling's diary by Barbara Cain
In the presence of my enemies by Gracia Burnham, with Dean Merrill — A gripping true story of American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham’s year as hostages in the Philippine jungle, was a New York Times best seller and has sold nearly 350,000 copies. Now releasing in trade softcover for the first time, this updated edition has a new look and contains never-before-published information on the capture and trial of the Burnhams’ captors; Gracia’s secret return trip to the Philippines; and updates on recent events in Gracia’s life, ministry, and family.
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje. The story follows 11-year-old Michael as he immerses himself in the hidden corners and relationships of a temporary floating world, overcoming its physical boundaries with the expanse of his imagination. The boy's companions at the so-called cat's table, where the ship’s unconnected strays dine together, become his friends and teachers, each leading him closer to the key that unlocks the Oronsay's mystery decades later.
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss with the author via Skype:Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser. Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape—from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit, David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with Natalie’s sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to hope.