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Eight Dogs Named Jack
Series/Author: Joe

Hardcover Eight Dogs Named Jack: And 14 Other Stories from the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness by Joe Borri In the 60s and 70s, the northeast corner of Detroit was home to so many policemen or cops the area was nicknamed Copper Corner. The community was saturated with first generation-Americans of Italian descent. It's through this setting that the fictional stories within Eight Dogs Named Jack emerge. The stories are a mixture of pulp, noir, humor and drama, set against the backdrop of Detroit s East Side, their characters often roaming to northern Michigan and Canada. Up North, the street smarts the characters possess are tested against the mystical forces present in nature. The stories are crafted from the perspective of Joe Borri, the son of a Detroit cop, who married a girl whose father had a strong dislike for Detroit cops. His life in the two families inspired many of these yarns. Eight Dogs Named Jack, and Fourteen Other Stories From the Detroit Streets and Michigan Wilderness, is an entertaining collection of tales where characters like Honest John, Tony the Hatchet, Sausages Burmanzini, Hopper, and other street gods call home. Learn More

Drummond Island History F
Series/Author: Jill

paperback Drummond Island: History, Folklore and Early People by Jill Lowe Brumwell Learn More

Leaving Nirvana
Series/Author: Michigan

Paperback Julianne Sisung (Goodreads Author) Leaving Nirvana Historical Fiction It’s 1915. Bias thrives in Idlewild, a black resort village in northwest Michigan, and a small town, white woman learns the power of honor and the impact of subjugation in all its forms. Abby and her Irish father run a hotel in Idlewild, Michigan, a small-town resort for middle class Negros. Through fire, KKK painted crosses, the rape and beating of her black friend, and marriage to a local man, she learns the destructive power of oppression in all its forms and the value of honor. Over 30,000 people vacationed in Idlewild every summer from 1915 to 1964 when the Civil Rights Act made the resort unnecessary. Della Reese, Sammy Davis Jr., BB King and other famous black entertainers played there and made it the most notable resort in the nation. This account imagines what happens when honor confronts bias. Learn More

The Death And Life Of The
Series/Author: Dan

Paperback - Like New Dan Egan The Death and Life of The Great Lakes Science Environment The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. Learn More

Michigan Brides
Series/Author: Amber

Paperback - Great Amber Stockton Michigan Brides (#1-3Michigan Brides) Michigan Religious Fiction Relive Michigan’s industrial boom alongside three women who must change their way of viewing the world before they can realize love. Felicity does a very noble deed only to lead her to a romance that would be banned by her wealthy society. Annabelle’s interest in a potato picker is barred by the stigma society has placed on his ruined family. Shannon has seen too much about industry fail, prompting her to reject the suit of one of Henry Ford’s employees. Can each woman find the faith to push through the barriers so they can embrace romance? Learn More

Series/Author: Gail

Paperback - Good Gail Gaymer Martin (Goodread Author) Michigan: Pleasant Peninsulas for Romance Abound in Four Complete Novels (Out on a Limb / Over Her Head / Seasons / Secrets Within) Michigan Religious Fiction Romance Faith, humor, adventure, and suspense fill four romances by Gail Gaymer Martin, who shares her love of her home state and her God. Four couples come together in diverse Michigan locations, but they each have to answer the same question: Will they allow God to lead in their love lives? Karen and Lionel meet across the battle lines of an old family feud. Lana is cajoled by Mark into a summer of camping with teenagers. Sally is drawn to Brad, but his daughter is a wall between them. When Jeff moves in next door, Laine's life is suddenly full of mystery and discord. Learn More