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American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell
MICH CAMPBELL
Through the complex inner lives of working-class characters, Campbell illustrates the desperation of post-industrial America, where wildlife, jobs, and whole ways of life go extinct and the people have no choice but to live off what is left behind. 
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark
POLITICS CLA
Anna Clark recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it.  
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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In a suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters -- beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys -- commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. 
The English Major: A Novel by Jim Harrison
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Harrison pens a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America. 
South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
MICH AIRGOOD
A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so man other ways. 
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel by Mitch Albom
ALBOM
A Spanish war orphan born in a burning church and raised by blind guitar teacher, Frankie Presto was gifted with extraordinary musical abilities that shape not only his life but the lives of those around him. 
Murder Grins and Bears It (The Yooper Mysteries) by Deb Baker
MYS BAKER
A game warden is murdered right under Little Donny's tree stand.  Little Donny disappears into the backwoods, forcing sixty-six-year-old Gertie to use her "unique" investigative techniques.
How Thin the Veil: A Memoir of 45 Days in the Traverse City State Hospital by Jack Kerkhoff
BIOGRAPHY KERKHOFF
This memoir takes a hard-boiled look at mental health treatment before the collapse of the state-sponsored system.  Bawdy, inappropriate, deeply romantic and rich in captivating characters.
The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance by Mardi Jo Link
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The eight Drummond girls first met in 1991 at Peegeo's Food and Spirits.  When one of them got engaged, they celebrated with a trip to Drummond Island and it's where they became bonded forever. 
A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging by Kate Motaung
BIOGRAPHY MOTAUNG
A Place to Land is a globe-spanning memoir that wrestles with the question "Where is my home?" 
Love, Sex, and 4-H by Anne-Marie Oomen
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Oomen sets the wholesomeness of her domestic lessons in 4-H club from 1959 to 1969 against the political and sexual revolution of the time. 
A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City by Drew Philp
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Philp decides to live where he can make a difference.  He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. 
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn't stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.
Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff
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Detroit is an unbelievable story of a hard town in a rough time filled with some of the strangest and strongest people our country has to offer—and a black comic tale of the absurdity of American life in the twenty-first century.
Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman
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The true story of Diet Eman, a young Dutch woman who, with her fiance, Hein Siestma, risked everything to rescue imperiled Jews in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II.