World War II
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, gives a look at history’s darker underside.
As if by magic by Dolores Gordon-Smith
Everybody kills somebody sometime by Robert J. Randisi
The reeve's tale by Margaret Frazer
Blood alone by James R. Benn
India Black by Carol K.
This month in history Benedict Arnold was executed, Marilyn Monroe was born, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released, WWII Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, and the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.
The real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy
The making of Some like it hot: my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie by Tony Curtis with Mark A. Vieira
D-day: the battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [sound recording] by The Beatles
Enlightening the world: the creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [sound recording] by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The lost art of mixing by Erica Bauermeister
Peyton Place [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; Jerry Wald's production
A wrinkle in time: the graphic novel by [Madeleine L'Engle] ; adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson ; [colored by Jenn Manley Lee]
Canton Seniors Book Group meets on Thursday, January 24 at 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. Copies of this month's book will be available after December 27. We will be discussing:
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, July 26 in Group Study Room A from 2:00-3:00 PM to discuss Jamie Ford's haunting novel. Copies of this book will be available on Thursday, June 28.
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: a novel by Jamie Ford
Indomitable will: LBJ in the presidency by Mark K. Updegrove
17F: the life of Ian Fleming by Donald McCormick
The dead witness: a connoisseur's collection of Victorian detective stories by edited by Michael Sims
The language of flowers [sound recording]: [a novel] by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Love me to death: a novel of suspense by Allison Brennan
September 6–November 27
Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman Exhibit
The lives of partisans depended on their ability to remain unseen, undocumented and unidentifiable. But one fighter, Faye Schulman, had a camera. Schulman’s rare collection of images captures the camaraderie, horror and loss, bravery and triumph of the rag-tag, tough partisans—some Jewish, some not—who fought the Germans and their collaborators.
This exhibit is sponsored by the University Library and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Additional events will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery in Room 100 (use Diag entrance) at 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI.
Public parking is available in the structure at 650 S. Forest, just south of S. University. Free and open to the public
A covert affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant
Once upon a river: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell
Check out Canton Public Library’s Book Club in a Bag selections:
The help [kit] by Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee [kit] by Chris Cleave
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho; translated by Alan R. Clarke
The tale of the unknown island by José Saramago; illustrated by Peter Sís; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino; translated from the Italian by William Weaver
The lady in the tower : the fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
The comforts of home : thrifty and chic decorating ideas for making the most of what you have by Caroline Clifton- Mogg
Lives like loaded guns : Emily Dickinson and her family's feuds by Lyndall Gordon
Tuesday, December 7th, 7:00-8:30PM at Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery in Room 100 (use Diag entrance) — 913 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Blaine Pardoe, author of Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars
Pardoe tells the complex story of Frederick Zinn, a man who brought peace and closure to countless families who lost airmen during both world wars. Zinn created the techniques still in use to determine the final fate of airmen missing in action. The presentation will be followed by a book sale and signing, courtesy of Nicola’s Books.
Pardoe is an accomplished author who has published dozens of military fiction novels and other books, including the widely acclaimed Cubicle Warfare: Self-Defense Tactics for Today's Hypercompetitive Workplace.Part of the University of Michigan Press Author Series.
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers." -José Narosky.
Some of these mystery stories take place in a time of war, some in its aftermath. No one is unscathed…
Blood Alone by James R. Benn
Bitterroot by James Lee Burke
Thirteenth Night: a Medieval Mystery by Alan Gordon
Bataan rescue [videodisc] by a Green Umbrella film for American experience ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones
The Battle of the Bulge [videodisc]: the deadliest battle of World War II by produced by Thomas Lennon ; written by Thomas Lennon & Mark Zwonitzer
Day by A.L. Kennedy
Empire of the Sun : a novel by J.G. Ballard
In our strange gardens by Michel Quint ; translated from the French by Barbara Bray
King Rat by James Clavell
Citizen Kane [videodisc] Directed, written by, and starring Orson Welles. Technically the most innovative movie ever made. Still looks fresh and striking today.
Singin' in the rain [videodisc] Starring and co-directed by Gene Kelly. Best musical ever! Cant conceive as to how it could be improved.