Michigan Humanities Council, in conjunction with Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion, has selected nine host sites for the Great Michigan Read traveling exhibit: We Don’t Want Them. The exhibit places the events documented in Kevin Boyle's Arc of Justice in a broader context of policies and practices that limited where some could live, thus impacting their past and present quality of life. We Don't Want Them opened in Flint and will travel around the state to the following cities:
- November: Three Rivers Public Library
- December: Davenport University, Grand Rapids
- January: Peter White Public Library, Marquette
- February: Detroit Science Center (Pending re-opening of the Detroit Science Center)
- April: Castle Museum of Saginaw History
- May: Old Mill Museum, Dundee
- June: Artworks, Big Rapids
With the much anticipated movie release of Janet Evanovich's One For the Money in January, 2012 fans of Stephanie Plum may enjoy listening to these authors.
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death [sound recording] by M.C. Beaton
Merry Wives of Maggody [sound recording] by Joan Hess
Murder on a girls' night out [sound recording] by Anne George
If you're a foodie who enjoys listening to audiobooks and a fan of Joanna Fluke's Hannah Swenson's mysteries you might enjoy:
Death in paradise [sound recording] by Carolyn Hart
The merlot murders [sound recording]: a wine country mystery by Ellen Crosby
A dilly of a death [sound recording] by Susan Wittig Albert
The Babe and the Baron [Large print] by Carola Dunn
Cutting for Stone [Large print] by Abraham Verghese
Dreams of Joy [Large print]: a novel by Lisa See
Eve [Large print] by Iris Johansen
Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Bad things happen by Harry Dolan
Myrna Loy: the only good girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider
Once upon a river: a novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell
A trick of the light by Louise Penny
Black diamond by Martin Walker
The Canton Public Library staff is reading:
The dovekeepers: a novel by Alice Hoffman
The marriage plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Motor City shakedown by D.E. Johnson
Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue
Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese
The Hunger Games [kit] by Suzanne Collins
The postmistress [kit] by Sarah Blake
Room [kit]: a novel by Emma Donoghue
The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown by Paul Malmont
Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick
Fadeaway Girl : a novel by Martha Grimes
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Lucifer's Tears by James Thompson
Ashes of the earth: a mystery of post-apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison
The cradle in the grave by Sophie Hannah
Sentenced to death by Lorna Barrett
Skating around the law: a mystery by Joelle Charbonneau
This Summer, Teen Creative Writing students were asked to write a story based on a selected list of genres. Each story developed over the course of the six week class, beginning with gathering ideas, a rough draft, and the final product represented in the audio recordings of the finished products below.
The Mirror Worldby Arsh Kaiser
Synopsis: When his parents purchase a strange mirror as a gift for his sister, Sam discovers that there's more to a reflection than he ever imagined.
The Normal Ghost Tracerby Kriya Shah
Synopsis: A young girl befriends an interesting boy who teaches her how to understand ghosts. Together they begin a quest to help the dead and the living understand and accept each other.
Clown Maniaby Nabeel Baig
Synopsis: Imagine a world run exclusively by clowns. This funny account of a world gone crazy offers a silly overview of a year in the life of President Daffy the Clown.
They Wouldn't Believe Meby Abdulhafeez Peracha
Synopsis: An out-of-this-world visit to Canton Public Library
Ghost Keeperby Sravya Emmadi
Synopsis: A teenage girl alone in an old house discovers the unexpected and goes on an adventure.
Willard Library in Battle Creek is pleased to present An Evening with Carol Higgins Clark, Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at the Burnham Brook Community Center.
Mobbed: a Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark — Best-selling mystery author Carol Higgins Clark will talk about her Regan Reilly detective series, take questions, and sign books. The program is free of charge and all are welcome! Burhnam Brook Community Center is located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please call 269-968-8166 with any questions.
Arc of Justice: a Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle is this year's Great Michigan Read 2011-2012. To kick off the Great Michigan Read, Mr. Boyle will tour six cities throughout Michigan in late October. At each site, Boyle will host a presentation, question-and-answer session, and book signing. All events are free and open to the public.
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Northwest Angle: a novel by William Kent Krueger — Meet William Kent Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM at Aunt Agatha's in Ann Arbor. Mr. Krueger will discuss and sign his new Cork O'Connor novel, Northwest Angle.
The week-by-week vegetable gardener's handbook by Ron Kujawski and Jennifer Kujawski
"Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them."
The stranger you seek: a novel by Amanda Kyle Williams
Where the shadows lie by Michael Ridpath
World War Two will not take place by Bill James
What do a fiery patriot, a queen, a bank robber, a scientist, and a composer have in common? They were all born in the month of September.
Samuel Adams: a life by Ira Stoll
A life of discovery: Michael Faraday, giant of the scientific revolution by James Hamilton
George Gershwin: his life and work by Howard Pollack