Time to Book

The state’s rich history, combined with its creative talent, results in a treasure trove of good reads each year.
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The Michigan Notable Books Program helps to show what’s ‘great’ about the Great Lakes State,” shares State Librarian Nancy Robertson, in reference to the top 20 list of reads published the previous calendar year that are selected annually by the Library of Michigan. “Each year the program helps to tell Michigan’s complete story through the voices of talented historians, creative writers, illustrators, essayists and poets.

“These creative voices are all around us in our communities. We just need to take a little time to find them and to recognize their value, (and) this list helps to steer people to the ‘good stuff.’”

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The Michigan Notable Books Program spotlights books that are about Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections for 2014 include nonfiction and fiction books that appeal to a variety of audiences, from “The River Swimmer” by Jim Harrison to “Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life” by Linda Hundt.

Find other top page-turners for 2014 and chosen Notable Books from past years, too, at michigan.gov/notablebooks.

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