2010 Michigan Notable Books

The Library of Michigan has announced their 2010 list of Michigan Notable Books – 20 books that highlight Michigan people, places and events. This year’s selections emphasize the state’s legacy of perseverance. Check them out!

American Salvage: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell (also a 2009 National Book Award Finalist)

Annie’s Ghosts: a Journey into a Family’s Secret by Steve Luxenberg

The Art Student’s War: a Novel by Brad Leithauser

Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing by Arnie Bernstein

Fordlandia: the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin

Have a Little Faith: a True Story of a Last Request by Mitch Albom

Isadore’s Secret: Sin, Murder and Confession in a Northern Michigan Town by Mardi Link

January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco

The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit: Stories by Michael Zadoorian (book group members have been giving his recent novel, The Leisure Seeker, rave reviews)

Michigan’s Columbus: the Life of Douglass Houghton by Steve Lehto

Nothing but a Smile: a Novel by Steve Amick

Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer by Paul Taylor

Our People, Our Journey: the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians by James M. McClurken

Pandora’s Locks: the Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway by Jeff Alexander

Roses and Revolutions: the Selected Writings of Dudley Randall ed. by Melba Joyce Boyd

Seasons of Water and Ice by Donald Lystra

Stitches: a Memoir by David Small (a 2010 Book Discussion Group pick)

Travelin’ Man: on the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger by Tom Weschler

Up the Rouge!: Paddling Detroit’s Hidden River by Joel Thurtell

When March Went Mad: the Game that Transformed Basketball by Seth Davis

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