Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM — Chris Grabenstein will be joining the Aunt Agatha Book Group. He'll talk about his New Jersey set series featuring John Ceepak, as well as his books for young adults. He's written two with James Patterson; two featuring Riley Mack and most recently, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Friday, November 8 at 2:00 PM — Julia Spencer-Fleming & Tasha Alexander will participate in Aunt Agatha's Book Group's discussion moderated by Andrew Grant. Julia has a terrific new Clare & Russ mystery and Tasha has a new Lady Emily mystery.
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny
Best First Novel
The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, October 24 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lassiter. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser. After his divorce and the death of his son David Halpert escapes to his hometown Detroit, and becomes involved in a murder investigation when he learns about the shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk, and becomes romantically involved with Natalie's sister.
A place of secrets: a novel by Rachel Hore
The Ashford affair by Lauren Willig
Season of storms by Susanna Kearsley
Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Five quarters of the orange by Joanne Harris
Variant by Robison Wells
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Don't turn around by Michelle Gagnon
Mind games by Kiersten White
I hunt killers by Barry Lyga
Confessions of a murder suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The night she disappeared by April Henry
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan by Loreen Niewenhuis
Goodnight, Irene: an Irene Kelly mystery by Jan Burke
Prime Kenny Burrell [sound recording]: live at the Downtown Room by Burrell, Kenny
The ghosts of Bungo Suido [sound recording] by P.T. Deutermann
The Europeans [Large print]: a sketch by Henry James
The End of the Affair [large print] by Graham Greene
Wuthering Heights [Large print] by Emily Brontë
Pride and Prejudice [large print] by Jane Austen
Lord Jim [Large print] by Joseph Conrad ; edited by Cedric Watts and Robert Hampson
(All images: eLibrary. Web. 29 Aug. 2013.)
A fete worse than death by Claudia Bishop
Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron
Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo
Gun machine by Warren Ellis
In broad daylight: a Jess Harding novel by Seth Harwood
The Michigan Library Association will present Laura Kasischke with the 2013 Michigan Author Award during their Annual Conference in Lansing on October 18, 2013. Kasischke has published eight novels, authored eight books of poetry and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2012. Her most recent book is a compilation of short stories entitled If a stranger approaches you.
Kasischke grew up in Grand Rapids, currently resides in Chelsea and is an Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan. Throughout her diverse body of work, Kasischke ties her characters to the state of Michigan.
Say nice things about Detroit [kit] by Scott Lasser — In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser — The author will be joining us via Skype as we discuss this compelling urban portrait and touching love story. In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman
Hammer of witches by Shana Mlawski
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani ; illustrations by Iacopo Bruno
The apprentices by Maile Meloy ; with illustrations by Ian Schoenherr
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
The reluctant assassin by Eoin Colfer
A world without heroes by Brandon Mull
Etiquette & espionage by Gail Carriger
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken
Altered by Jennifer Rush
The archived by Victoria Schwab
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Poison by Bridget Zinn
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
The empty mirror: a Viennese mystery by J. Sydney Jones
Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark
Some danger involved: a novel by Will Thomas
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson
The janissary tree by Jason Goodwin
Love me to death: a novel of suspense by Allison Brennan
Trust me by Brenda Novak
Show no mercy by Cindy Gerard
Shiver by Karen Robards
Die for me by Karen Rose
Sworn to silence by Linda Castillo
Live to tell by Wendy Corsi Staub