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Room For Another Heart
Series/Author: Yvonne

Paperback - Great Room for Another Heart by Yvonne C. Hebert (Goodreads Author) Set in the Northern Michigan Manistee Forest, Room for Another Heart is an adventurous, heart-warming tale of a woman's courage in overcoming great losses. After the death of Chase, her soldier husband, in Iraq young Cathy Maslin fosters the pets of deployed soldiers at the forest home the couple had moved to after their wedding. Enjoy the antics of these dogs as they interact with Cathy and Moose, the dog Chase gave her as a wedding present. Meet the wild animals bringing adventure and beauty into her life. With the help of veterans who had known Chase, her personal friends, the dogs who enter her life, and the healing forest surrounding her home, she builds a new life and career. The animals stories, both domestic and wild, are true and have been told in a fictional story relevant to our times. Learn More

Eighty Acres
Series/Author: Ronald

Hardcover - Great Eighty Acres: Elegy for a Family Farm (The Condord Library Series) by Ronald Jager Jager, formerly a professor of philosophy at Yale, details the Michigan family farm that he grew up on in the 1930s. Learn More

Adventure Cycling In Mich
Series/Author: Assoc

Paperback - Great Adventure Cycling in Michigan: Selected on and Off Road Rides by The Mountaineers Guide to 39 classic on- and off-road bike routes. Learn More

Return To Glenlord
Series/Author: Alexander

Hardcover Return to Glenlord: Memories of Michigan Summers by Alexander Rassogianis For author Alexander Rassogianis, spending the summers with his family in southwestern Michigan during his school years in the 1950s brought the greatest joy and the fondest memories. In Return to Glenlord, he reminisces about this era of old-fashioned resorts, quaint little cottages, sandy beaches, long walks on country roads, and the permeating scent of pine. In this memoir, Rassogianis recalls being a part of a vibrant Greek community that transported itself from Chicago every year. He includes anecdotes about memorable and humorous characters and events, including getting into mischief with his three buddies, falling in love six times before the age of twelve, and going on excursions to Glenlord Beach, the outdoor movie theater, the amusement park, Deer Forest, and the House of David. Return to Glenlord shares the remembrances of a carefree time and of being part of a beautiful world that no longer exists. Although the resorts and cabins of Rassogianis's youth are a thing of the past, his memories of summers spent in Stevensville, Michigan, can never be replaced. Learn More

Detroit 1930-1969
Series/Author: David

Paperback - Like New Detroit: 1930-1969 (Images of America: Michigan) by David Lee Poremba (Goodreads Author) As the roaring twenties came to an end and a new decade dawned, the United States found itself locked in the grips of the Great Depression. The City of Detroit was no exception as industry laid off workers and bread lines formed across the city. Detroit Mayor Frank Murphy let the country in supporting state and federal welfare programs to help people through the economic crisis. By the middle of the 1930s, Detroit began picking itself up out of the economic mud and was soon flexing its industrial muscle as manufacturing, led by the auto industry, put the Motor City back into shape. As the decade ended and war approached, the city was ready to take its place on the world stage. The country reeled from the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbor and had to shift its industrial might from civilian use to the war effort. Nowhere was that more evident than in Detroit. Its huge manufacturing capabilities, when turned to the making of the implements of war, earned the city a new nickname. The Motor City became to the Arsenal of Democracy and began to evolve once more. The influx of workers from the Deep South to the war industry added yet another facet to the city's society and culture. As the Second World War came to a close and production re-tooled for the return to civilian life, an economic boom swept through Detroit. The city celebrated its 25oth birthday in 1951, prompting an outpouring of funds to build with. Major additions were made to the Art Institute, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the riverfront. Learn More

Grandparents Michigan Sty
Series/Author: Mike

Paperback - Great Grandparents Michigan Style: Places to Go & Wisdom to Share by Mike Link, Kate Crowley Take an active role in your grandchildren's lives. Show them the best of Michigan. Teach the valuable lessons you've learned throughout your years. Grandparents Michigan Style, written by active grandparents Mike Link and Kate Crowley, spotlights 65 Michigan attractions and activities for grandparents and grandchildren, ages 2 and up. It offers tips on making each stop a bonding experience and is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. If you're a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren's healthy development, this book is for you! Learn More

A Morel Hunters Companion
Series/Author: Nancy

Paperback - Great A Morel Hunter's Companion: A Guide to True and False Morels by Nancy Smith Weber, James A. Weber This comprehensive guide can be used by beginning or experienced morel hunters. For the novice hunter, it tells how to find, identify, harvest, and prepare true and false morels. For experienced hunters, the complex biology and nomenclature of morels and lorchels is explored. The information is not restricted to the Michigan area but is applicable throughout the entire Great Lakes region. Learn More

Saving Arcadia
Series/Author: Heather

Paperback Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes by Heather Shumaker, Jordan Wannemacher (Design) Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand dune on Lake Michigan and the people who care about it. Author and narrator Heather Shumaker shares the remarkable untold stories behind protecting land and creating new nature preserves. Written in a compelling narrative style, the book is intended in part as a case study for landscape-level conservation and documents the challenges of integrating economic livelihoods into conservation and what it really means to preserve land over time. This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation. Saving Arcadia is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save, something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land conservation in the twenty-first century. Throughout this chronicle we meet people like Elaine, a nineteen-year-old farm wife; Dori, a lakeside innkeeper; and Glen, the director of the local land trust. Together with hundreds of others they cross cultural barriers and learn to help one another in an effort to win back the six-thousand-acre landscape taken over by Consumers Power that is now facing grave devastation. The result is a triumph of community that includes working farms, local businesses, summer visitors, year-round residents, and a network of land stewards. A work of creative nonfiction, Saving Arcadia is the adventurous tale of everyday people fighting to reclaim the land that has been in their family for generations. It explores ideas about nature and community, and anyone from scholars of ecology and conservation biology to readers of naturalist writing can gain from Arcadia's story. Learn More

Lake Superiors Shipwreck
Series/Author: Frederick

Paperback - Good Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast Frederick Stonehouse A survey of the maritime accidents on Superior, from Whitefish Bay's Point Iroquois to Grand Marais. A fascinating look at the many shipwrecks, lifesavers and lighthouses along The Graveyard of Lake Superior. Learn More

Michigans Lumbertown
Series/Author: Jeremy

Paperback - Great Great Lakes Books Series Michigan's Lumbertowns: Lumberman and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905 Jeremy W. Kilar Michigan's foremost lumbertowns, flourishing urban industrial centers in the late 19th century, faced economic calamity with the depletion of timber supplies by the end of the century. Turning to their own resources and reflecting individual cultural identities, Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon developed dissimilar strategies to sustain their urban industrial status. This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers. Primarily an examination of the role of the entrepreneur in urban economic development, Michigan Lumbertowns considers the extent to which the entrepreneurial approach was influenced by each city's cultural-ethnic construct and its social history. More than a narrative history, it is a study of violence, business, and social change. Learn More

Michigans Best Beer Guide
Series/Author: Kevin

Papeback - Great Michigan's Best Beer Guide Kevin Revolinski Dont make Michigan Beer come looking for you. Set out on a pils-grimage to pay respects to the great people and places that bring you Michigan's finest liquid joy. Inside you will find: Listings and directions for all the current breweries History and facts about brewing and drinking A calendar of beer festivals and listings for brew clubs Signature pages to record your visits Special offers from participating breweries Things to do / eat / see a short stumble away from the brewery Lots of pretty pictures to make that reading part less stressful Get this book into your glove compartment. You never know when you might need it! Support Michigan brewers by knocking back a few the next time you're in town! Learn More

Great Lakes Shipwrecks An
Series/Author: William

Paperback - Great Great Lakes Shipwrecks and Survivals William Ratigan Product Description: A look at the most spectacular shipwrecks and most incredible survivals in history recreates scenes of high courage and panic as it describes, among others, the three greatest killer storms in modern times. Learn More