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Fiction books

Tough Guys

Fiction with strong male characters.

Storm front by Jim Butcher — A crime fighting wizard in modern day Chicago. (Book One in the Dresden Files Series)

Killing floor by Lee Child — Introducing Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman accused of murder. (Book One in the Jack Reacher Series)

Brules : a novel by Harry Combs — A Western telling the story of mountain man Cat Brules.

Even More Chick Fic

The stand-in by Kate Clemens — Diva movie star Jayne Cooper needs to know how real people live to get a role. So when she stumbles across her look-alike Mary Lynn McLellan working as a cashier at the Food Barn, she convinces her to switch lives.

Undead and unwed by MaryJanice Davidson — Betsy Taylor’s birthday isn’t going well. She got laid off, her party was postponed, and she died. But when she wakes up in a coffin dressed in a cheap pink suit and knock-off shoes (where are her Manolo Blahniks?!?), she realizes her bad luck has just begun.

Sequels, Trilogies, Series

Sequels

Eventide : a novel by Kent Haruf — Sequel to Plainsong

Trouble in paradise by Pip Granger — Sequel to Not All Tarts Are Apple

A good yarn by Debbie Macomber — Sequel to The Shop on Blossom Street

More Chic Fic

Savannah blues : a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.

Slave to fashion : a novel by Rebecca Campbell — Katie Castle has the perfect flat (her boyfriend’s place) and the perfect job working for a fashion designer (her boyfriend’s mother). But she can’t help wanting one last fling. If you liked Confessions Of A Shopaholic, try this one.

Bite Me!

Books about vampires.

In the forests of the night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Demon in my view by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Bloodline : a novel by Kate Cary

High school bites : the Lucy chronicles by Liza Conrad

At The Lake

Surfacing [by] Margaret Atwood by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-

The glass lake by Maeve Binchy

Lake news : a novel by Barbara Delinsky

A yellow raft in blue water by Michael Dorris

Nebula Science Fiction Award Winners

Established in 1966 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, this award recognizes excellence in science fiction or fantasy works published in the United States.

The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon

Dearborn Library Foundation Hosting Author Mark Crilley

A Children’s Author Luncheon, hosted by the Dearborn Public Library Foundation is being held Saturday, August 21, featuring award winning Michigan author and illustrator Mark Crilley. Crilley is the author of more than 20 children’s books including the popular Akiko series. His work has been honored by the American Library Association and featured in entertainment Weekly, USA Today and CNN Headline News.
The luncheon starts at 12 Noon at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, 48124. The cost for the luncheon, featuring separate menus for children and adults, and the presentation by the author is $20 for children 12 and under, and $25 for adults. To purchase tickets call (313) 943-2037 or go to www.dearbornlibraryfoundation.org

Lips Touch Three Times

Three short stories about three magical, mostly disastrous kisses, Lips Touch Three Times oozes the kind of creative, madcap energy that reminds me of authors like Neil Gaiman or Charles De Lint. Deliciously wicked and inventive, from one-eyed fae who hunt by the smell of hair to demons that move their shadows. This has everything that a fairy tale / fantasy fan could want.

Helping Children Cope with Loss

Loss, of a loved one or pet, can be very difficult for children to understand and deal with. Here are some books that can help parents and caregivers with the task of helping children through the process of grieving that special someone.

I will remember you: what to do when someone you love dies: a guidebook through grief for teens by Laura Dower


150 facts about grieving children by Erin Linn


Far, Far Away: Fictitious Journeys

On glorious wings : the best flying stories of the century by edited and introduced by Stephen Coonts

Up in the air by Walter Kirn

Summerland by Michael Chabon

Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles

Mitten Award

Are you looking for an award-winning book so you can complete your Summer Reading log? Don't forget about books that have won the Mitten Award. This award is given yearly to an outstanding children's book that has captured the attention of youth librarians across the state of Michigan.

For a listing of books that have won the Mitten Award, click here.