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Joan C. Luksik
Welcome to the first issue of What We're Reading!
Looking for something good to read? Well, the Bloomfield Township Public Library Staff is full of readers who want to share the good books that they’ve read with you. For that purpose we’ve created a newsletter called What We’re Reading that lists the books staff members have read recently. They are new and old, fiction and non-fiction. Each listing carries a short review so you can see if it might be the book for you. The list is updated on an ongoing basis with the name of the reviewer and the date it was submitted attached. We hope you will enjoy this latest enewsletter.
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A great book! LeDuff’s writing is edgy, poetic and poignant. Anyone who has had an attachment to Detroit should read this tragically comic and eye opening account of the past and present. Charlie LeDuff’s life and perspective is endlessly fascinating and the book is not only a chronicle of Detroit’s downward spiral but a narrative as well on the decline of western civilization. His internal connection with the city reveals the deplorable conditions under which devoted firefighters must endure amidst the lawlessness of its vastly vacant neighborhoods. By most accounts as LeDuff’s fame grows so does his notoriety which could be interpreted as calculatedly narcissistic. Most notably however the book is a sincere diatribe, a no holds barred expose of the shamefully corrupt and pathetically inept de-evolution of a once proud city.
This book could be categorized as a counter-terrorist procedural. It goes into great detail about the tracking down of a notorious terrorist hiding in Somalia. While it is definitely not long on character development, there are some interesting character types: lots of military super-stars, several computer geniuses, an Israeli spy, and the evil terrorist himself - who, of course, shows a cowardly side. The technology is up-to-the-minute, and the military/political organizations are real. Forsyth is back with another edge-of-your-seat, ready-for-the-big-screen thriller.
Molly, a young girl in the present day foster care system is assigned to help clean out 91-year-old Vivian’s attic. As the two work side by side, Vivian, adopted from an orphan train in 1929, reveals her experience with the train movement which transported nearly 200,000 children from New York across the Midwest to find homes for the orphans. Molly interweaves her own story as a child of foster care. Even though the book is fiction, it is rooted in fascinating historical accuracy of the orphan train movement which ran from 1853 to 1929.This is a heartfelt, almost heart breaking story of richly drawn characters’ that persevere in the face of adversity yet will leave you with insight and the raw emotions of abandoned children’s hearts.
In 1965 Alek was sent to spend the summer with his grandmother Alma whom he both fears and loves. Alma is deeply troubled by the fact that her wayward sister, Ruby, is having an affair with Alma's married boss. Then one night there is a terrible explosion killing Ruby and 40 other revelers at a local dance hall. The town closes ranks and no one is charged with the crime. During Alex’s visit his grandmother decides to break her silence and reveal the truth about the explosion. The novel is loosely based on a real event told to the author by his own grandmother.
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