Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — January 8
The talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — February 12
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — March 12
The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light by Paul Bogard — April 9
The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by Fannie Flagg — May 14
Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles
Bird box by Josh Malerman
Bright shards of someplace else by stories by Monica McFawn
The contract by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell
A Detroit anthology by edited by Anna Clark
Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke. In Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen's Cookie Jar is the place to be. In addition to delicious cookies and great coffee, Hannah and her gang are clever amateur detectives.
A bone to pick by Charlaine Harris. As a member of the Real Murders Club, librarian Aurora Teagarden and her group try to solve baffling cases. When Aurora unexpectedly inherits an old house complete with an unidentified skull, they have a real murder to solve.
Dying on the vine by Peter King. Goodwin Harper, The Gourmet Detective, is a retired chef. As a specialist in rare spices and ancient recipes, Scotland Yard brings him in when poisoning is suspected.
Selected 2015 shortlisted titles are:
All the light we cannot see: a novel by Anthony Doerr
Nora Webster: a novel by Colm Tóibín
On such a full sea by Chang-rae Lee
Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
The sixth extinction: an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert
Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume
The best Christmas pageant ever by Barbara Robinson — Although centered on a Christmas pageant, this remains a hilarious story about how people can surprise you.
School daze collection by Jerry Spinelli
The digital divide: arguments for and against Facebook, Google, texting, and the age of social networking by edited and introduced by Mark Bauerlein
The trip [videodisc] by a Revolution Films, Baby Cow, Aribe Production for BBC
Any given number: the ultimate sports debate: who wore it best, from 00 to 99 by Bill Syken, writer
The last alibi by David Ellis
A place called Hope [large print]: a novel by Philip Gulley
When the world was young [large print] by Elizabeth Gaffney
Among thieves by John Clarkson
By book or by crook by Eva Gates
Drawing conclusions by Deirdre Verne
Fry another day by J.J. Cook
Murder at the book group by Maggie King
Plague land by S.D. Sykes
Orphan train [kit] by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains carried thousands of abandoned children from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Vivian Daly was one such child, sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet existence on the coast of Maine. But hidden in her attic are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. CPL's "Lunch and a Book" Group gave this title 4.6 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.
The Italians by John Hooper
Life on Mars. Series 1, discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by a Kudos Film and Television Production for BBC Wales
Crimson angel: a Benjamin January novel by Barbara Hambly
Nora Webster [large print]: a novel by Colm Tóibín
Yesterday, today, tomorrow [large print]: my life by Sophia Loren
Ramona the pest by Beverly Cleary — Begins a series of tales about Ramona and her family. In this story, Ramona is in Kindergarten, but further adventures take place as she gets older.
Yang the youngest and his terrible ear by Lensey Namioka
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker — The beginning of a series. For more stories about Clementine, head to JFICTION PENNYPACKER.
Dexter the tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor — The beginning of a series about Alice, which actually follows her until she grows up.
Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson
Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.
The dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel by Crais, Robert — Publication of Robert Crais's latest has been delayed again. Crais is hoping for a November 2015 publication date, but acknowledged this had not been confirmed by his publisher. Crais's fans (aka Craisons) are looking forward to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike joining forces.
Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains carried thousands of abandoned children from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Vivian Daly was one such child, sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet existence on the coast of Maine. But hidden in her attic are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear.
Stowaway by Karen Hesse; with illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker
Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbotson; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Sword by Da Chen
A single shard by Linda Sue Park
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool