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Hank & Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart by Scott Eyman
Best-selling author Scott Eyman tells the remarkable story of two Hollywood legends who, though different in many ways, maintained a close friendship that endured through all of life's twists and turns.
Recommended by Judy Leece

He Said, She Said by Erin Kelly
From Erin Kelly, queen of the killer twist, He Said, She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story.
Recommended by Betsy Ernst

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
J Fiction
Debut author Lucy Strange weaves a beautifully tangled story of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets centered around Henrietta, a brave and imaginative young heroine.
Recommended by Judy Fera

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
Ex-cop August Snow's private inquiry into the sudden death of a private wealth manager takes him from Grosse Poine's palatial estates to the bankrupt factories of Detroit  - with a stop in Traverse City along the way.
Recommended by Bruce Wallis

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring you women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium in factories. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved lives.
Recommended by Peter Wolcott

Even in Darkness by Barbara Stark-Nemon
Historical Fiction
Based on a true story, this compelling and well researched novel traces the life of Klare Kohler, a survivor of two world wars and a concentration camp, who is able to build an unconventional life of meaning. 
Recommended by Nellie Danke

You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins
Sheila Nevins, famed documentary producer and president of HBO Documentary Films for more than thirty years, finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center. 
Recommended by Ed Lefson

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Historical Fiction
In this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice.
Recommended by Debi Stillin

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Audiobook read by the author
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 
Recommended by Nancy Peterson

DVD Movie
Yearning to be independent from her overly protective family, Maud (Sally Hawkins) becomes a housekeeper for bachelor Everett (Ethan Hawke). She is a terrible housekeeper, instead spending most of her time painting. Based on the true story of Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis.
Recommended by Jan Snede

The Locals by Jonathan Dee
Here are the dramas of twenty-first century America - rising inequality, working class decline, a new authoritarianism - played out in the classic setting of some of our greatest novels: the small town.
Recommended by Mary Krueger

Henry David Thoreau : a Life by Laura Dassow Walls
"Surprising information into people we think we know a great deal about, such as Thoreau, Emerson and the Alcotts. The author is an authority on her subject, is an engaging writer and brings a unique and modern perspective in examining Thoreau and his life."
Recommended by Kenneth Wylie

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