Adult

News, useful tips, and fun information from the adult librarians

Your Nook and eBooks from the Library Program

Our upcoming program on the Nook and library ebooks has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm. This is a great program for those that are thinking about delving into the world of ebooks. We still have open slots, so please call the Adult Reference Desk at 248-618-7693 to register. Hope to see you there!

Fiction set in Japan

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Summer Reading booklists

Looking for a Novel Destination for Summer Reading? Get out of the heat with books set in Alaska or travel the globe, from South African Fiction to a Touch of the Orient. Curious about Mysteries with a Foreign Setting or Fancy a Trip to England?: there are countless novel destinations awaiting you at the library this summer.

Find out more about the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Fancy a Trip to England?

 

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali
Fiction Ali Monica
Nanzeen travels to England from Bangladesh to enter an arranged marriage.

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Mystery Bradley Alan
An 11 year old super sleuth solves crimes in 1950s England.

 

 

 

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Fiction Cleave Chris
A friendship blooms between a Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from London.

 

Mysteries with foreign settings

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 Here are some of my favorite mysteries set in foreign countries. If you like mysteries, try these, and as a bonus, you'll learn a little something about people in another culture.  All are the first book of a series, except for the Double Comfort Safari Club.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
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Fiction set in South Africa

       

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

Skinner's Drift by Lisa Fugard

The Madonna of Excelsior by Mda Zakes Read more

Bestsellers - a look back in time...

A Perfect Spy by John le Carre, The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum, I'll Take Manhattan by Judith Krantz, Break In by Dick Francis, and The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel were the top selling Fiction books on The New York Times Best Seller List for May 4, 1986.  Read more

National Library Week Contest Winner

Congratulations to Annette T., our National Library Week contest winner! She had the closest guess of how many visitors came to the library last week. The library welcomed 5,730 people during National Library Week.

2011 Edgar Awards

Every year the Mystery Writers of America nominate books that represent the best in mystery fiction.

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Caught by Harlan Coben
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton  WINNER
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

How many have you read? For more suggestions of great mysteries, see the full list of nominees here. Other best of categories include Paperback Original, True Crime and Teen. Read more

New Michigan History DVDs

Due to the generous 2010 donation by patrons Dorothy and Arnie Collens, the WTP Library now owns two Michigan History DVDs:

The Orphan Train in Michigan 1854--1927 which tells the story of 12,500 children who where brought from New York City and Boston to 44 Michigan towns.

Michigan's Lumbering Days and Camp Life which illuminates in archival photos and stories the life and times of michigan lumberjacks.

For more information about Program Source International, a local production company that has created 25 documentaries on Michigan history and delivers lectures on these topics to profit and nonprofit groups, go to their website.