Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
TCRIME GRA 04/17
Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Looking for Hickories: The Forgotten Wildness of the Rural Midwest by Thomas Springer
SCIENCE NATURE SPR
A masterfully written collection that establishes a new voice for the spirit of the upper Midwest and Michigan and offers a fresh look at the landscape as well as the everyday lives of the people who make up the region's small communities
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
BIOGRAPHY JAMISON 03/18
Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore
HISTORY US 20TH MOO 04/17
Kate Moore tells the story of young women who were drawn to glamorous work with radium in the 1910s and 20s, only to have their lives taken — painfully, horrendously, and very early — by the lethal substance.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
SOCSCI ADI 03/17
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.
The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas by Jerry Dennis
SCIENCE NATURE DEN 09/16
Dennis offers an engrossing description of being a crew member on the schooner Malabar on a six-week trip through the waters of Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior, weaving in anecdotes from his childhood, such as a family-fishing trip on Lake Michigan, together with informed commentary on the natural history of the lakes and the people who live there as well as evocative descriptions of the enchanting view of the forests along Lake Superior from the schooner.