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Children's Books...

 


 

 

I Know Where the Freighters Go

-Marlene Miller

An engaging lyrical and delightfully illustrated story about the freighters that frequent the Great Lakes.

Age Group: 4 - 8

 


 

 

The Boy Who Ran To The Woods

-Jim Harrison

Beautifully written story about a boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meaning through adversity. Through the discovery of nature, the boy overcomes suffering to live a happier, more fulfilled childhood.

Age Group: 9 - 12

 



 

 

 

The Legend of Sleeping Bear

-Kathy-Jo Wargin

A mother bear loses sight of her two cubs as they attempt to escape a forest fire by swimming across lake Michigan in this retelling Ojibwe Indian tale.

Age Group: 6 - 9

 



 

 

 

The Guardians of the Straits

-Tyler Benson

One stormy night, a homeless dog looking for shelter wanders onto a Coast Guard station in St. Ignace, Michigan. She finds a dry and cozy hiding spot inside a boat's compartment. When the boat launches and heads into the Straits of Mackinac for a search and rescue mission, the frightened dog is still hidden onboard.

Age Group: 3+



 

Poems to Learn by Heart

-Caroline Kennedy

For this companion to her "New York Times"-bestselling collection "A Family of Poems, " Kennedy has hand-selected more than 100 of her favorite poems that lend themselves to memorization.

Age Group: 8-11




Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

-Sherri Duskey Rinker

Soothing story about construction equipment that work with all their might during the day so that they can turn off their engines and rest their wheels when saying goodnight.

Age Group: 4 - 8

 

 



Young Adult...

 

 

Angel Experiment

-James Patterson

From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty "family" on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking in this #1 "New York Times" bestselling series debut.

Age Group: 11-15


Torn

-Connelly Brooke

Jida's entire kingdom is depending on her, but she is trapped. She is different, and because of her abnormalities, she is forced to suffer time and time again. Many choices await her, and some will have deadly consequences. By the time she turns fourteen, the magic in her necklace will be too weak, and she will no longer be protected by the sun's rays. The necklace has given her life. Will it also bring her a painful death?

Age Group: 8+

 


Mackinac Passage

-Robert A. Lytle

When the Jenkins family arrives at their Straits of Mackinac summer cottage, 15-year-old Pete Jenkins, meets and befriends three other teens. But before long, in a summer already filled with fishing, learning to sail, and making new friends, the four teens stumble across evidence of a counterfeit money scheme, which they suspect is run by a recluse writer named Harold Geetings. Their investigation leads them to nearby Mackinac Island on which they discover an extensive Underworld operation.

Age Group: 9-12

 


Along for the Ride

-Sarah Dessen

Following her parents' bitter divorce, Auden has the chance to spend the summer with her dad and his new family in a charming beach town. There she meets Eli, and together they embark on parallel quests.

Age Group: 12-17


Legend

-Marie Lu

North America has split into two warring nations. Fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

Age Group: 12+


A Wrinkle in Time

-Madeleine L'Engle

Meg's father mysteriously disappears after experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel. Determined to rescue him, Meg and her friends must outwit the forces of evil on a heart-stopping journey through space and time.

Age Group: 10-13

 

 

Adult Fiction...

 


Heart of Ice

-P.J. Parrish

A chilling new suspense novel in the critically acclaimed Louis Kincaid series! First Kincaid discovers he has a daughter he never knew. Then she leads him to fresh evidence in a decades-old murder case that threatens to claim new victims.

 

 

Signature of All Things

-Elizabeth Gilbert

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed


 

 

Round House

-Louise Erdrich

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal what happened.


 

 

Still Alice

-Lisa Genova

Still Alice" is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by a first-time author who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Reminiscent of "A Beautiful Mind" and "Ordinary People," this work packs an emotional punch.

 

 

State of Wonder

-Ann Patchett

Provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.


 

 

Have a Little Faith

-Mitch Albom

"New York Times"-bestselling author Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots with a timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith--not just who believes, but why--prompted by his search for the right words to eulogize a beloved rabbi.


Doctor Sleep

-Stephen King

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

 


Iron Lake

-William Kent Krueger

Cork O'Connor has lost both his wife and his job as sheriff and falls into a profound emotional isolation. As a wild blizzard buries his lakeside town, a despised though influential resident is found dead, and a young Ojibwe Indian boy seems to have left home in a hurry. Cork has never taken Indian legends to heart, but when an old sage warns him that a cruel spirit with a heart of ice is near, all that changes.

 

Adult Non-Fiction...

 

Eat to Live

-Joel Fuhrman, MD

Fuhrman presents a revolutionary new diet that has saved the lives of dangerously overweight individuals by letting them eat more of the right foods that can help anyone lose weight, from a quick 10 pounds to 40, 50 or more.

 

Born to Run

-Christopher McDougall

Part adventure story, part extreme sports, this is a riveting story about one journalist's quest to discover the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners, a reclusive tribe living deep in the Copper Canyon of northern Mexico.

 


Boys in the Boat

-Daniel James Brown

Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.


David and Goliath

-Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.

 



Ninety Percent of Everything

-Rose George

Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel. Without all those dots, the world would not work.


Unbroken

-Laura Hillenbrand

In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

Trafficked

-Sophie Hayes

A haunting, unforgettable, and ultimately inspiring story of a young woman who survived human trafficking.

 



Fearless

-Eric Blehm

This story is about a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, the Navy SEAL's final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.


Christian Fiction...

 

A Voice in the Wind

-Francine Rivers

The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, "A Voice in the Wind" brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget--Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance

-Tony Dungy

Super Bowl-winning coach Dungy reflects on what it takes to achieve significance.

 

Coffee Table Books...

 

 

 

Picturing Hemingway's Michigan

-Michael R. Federspiel

A compilation of personal photographs, historical images, and written excerpts illuminating Ernest Hemingway's significant ties to northern Michigan.

 


 

Building Chris-Craft

"Building Chris-Craft" examines the company's design and production heritage, looking at Chris-Craft's considerable accomplishments in the context of key competitors and industrial trends in general.



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