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Looking for new Fiction to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Goldberg VariationsGoldberg Variations by Susan Isaacs ~ Imagine King Lear as a comedy...
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Rogin Sloan ~ a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century
The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde ~ a Thursday Next novel
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie ~ "Alexie is a virtuoso of the short story." - Booklist

 

Michigan Trails

September 23-29, 2012 is the first official Michigan Trails Week.  What trails have you walked or ridden on in our state?  Find new trail trails to try in one of these books:

 

 

Looking for a new Romance to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Loving Lady MarciaLoving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer ~ "Everybody loves Marcia, Marcia, Marcia..."
When You Give a Duke a Diamond by Shana Galen ~ "Lively, untterly delightful adventure romance." - RT Book Review
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper ~ "A chuckle-inducing, southern-fried version of Stephanie Plum." - Booklist

Looking for Historical Fiction? Place holds now on these New Titles!

San MiguelSan Miguel by T. C. Boyle
The Unfaithful Queen by Carolly Erickson
With Blood in Their Eyes by Thomas Cobb
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick 

 

 

Looking for a new Fantasy/Science Fiction book to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Map of the SkyThe Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma ~ "a mesmerizing novel casting H.G. Wells in a leading role, as the extraterrestrial invasion featured in The War of the Worlds is turned into a bizarre reality."
The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams ~ "a noir fantasy series with a dark and thrilling story of Heaven and Hell battling for human souls." - Publishers Weekly

 

Looking for a War Story? Place holds now on these New Titles!

FobbitThe Yellow BirdsFobbit by David Abrams ~ "Darkly humorous and based on the author's own experiences in Iraq, Fobbit is a fantastic debut that shows us a behind-the-scenes portrait of the real Iraq war."
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers ~ "A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the unforgettable story of two soldiers trying to stay alive."

 

 

 

Looking for a Mystery to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

Buffalo Bill's Dead NowBuffalo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret Coel ~ the latest Wind River novel
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King ~ featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Detroit Breakdown by D.E. Johnson ~ set in the Motor City


 

 

Looking for a Romance to read? Place holds now on these New Titles!

From sizzling paranormal romance to inspirational romance, there's something for everyone...
Close Enough to TouchClose Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl
The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James
When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak

Unending DevotionUnending Devotion by Jody Hedlund
Courting Carolina by Janet Chapman
A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner Read more

September is Healthy Aging Month

We're all getting older. It's never too late to work on staying healthier and happier, especially with these books to help

Ageless body, timeless mind : the quantum alternative  to growing old / Deepak Chopra.
Call number:  612.68 C       

Aging as a spiritual practice : a contemplative guide to growing older and wiser / Lewis Richmond.  
Call number:  NEW 294.333 RICH                   

The Alzheimer's prevention program : keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life / Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan.
Call number:  NEW 616.831 SMAL     

Healthy aging [sound recording (CD)] : [a lifelong guide to your physical and spiritual well-being] / Andrew Weil.
Call number:  CD 612.67 WEIL     

Healthy aging : a lifelong guide to your physical and spiritual well-being / Andrew Weil.
Call number:   612.67 WEIL       Read more

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where'd You Go BernadetteCheck our catalog for: Where'd You Go Bernadette

Bernadette was once a promising architect in L.A.  Now she's hiding out in Seattle with a personal assistant in India, because bad things happen when she goes out amongst other people. Then Bernadette's daughter Bee aces her report card and her reward: a family trip to Antarctica. Bernadette agrees to make the trip but when the date nears she behaves more and more erratically, an intervention is planned, the FBI gets involved, and Bernadette disappears into thin air. Where'd You Go Bernadette is Bee's attempt to solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance.