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The 2009 Michigan Notable Books

Andrew Norton

The list of the 2009 Michigan Notable Books is already out and I didn't even get to all of the ones I wanted to read from the 2008 list. My how time flies. The titles in bold are the ones that I have added to my "to read" list which (as hard as I try) never seems to shrink. Also, I've created an online bookstore featuring the 2009 Michigan Notable Books as well as some other non-fiction Michigan books. Check it out at 2009 Michigan Notable Books.

It was on the 2000 list (back when it was merely called Read Michigan Selections) that I found one of my favorite Michigan authors, Steve Hamilton. If you love mysteries and have not read any of his - do yourself a favor and start with his first, "A Cold Day in Paradise." It won the prestigious Edgar Award (top award for a mystery novel) and introduces us to Alex McKnight and the mysteries that await in Michigan's picturesque Upper Peninsula.

  • Asylum for the Insane: A History of the Kalamazoo State Hospital
  • The English Major
  • The Expeditions: A Novel
  • "Jiffy" A Family Tradition: Mixing Business and Old-Fashioned Values
  • Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka
  • Looking for Hickories: The Forgotten Wildness of the Midwest
  • Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, a Daughter's Return
  • The Model T: A Centennial History
  • Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History of the Ann Arbor Car Ferries
  • A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615-1860
  • Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement
  • Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
  • Sirens of Chrome: The Enduring Allure of the Auto Show Model
  • Summer Dreams: The Story of Bob-Lo Island
  • The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry
  • War as They Knew It: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a Time of Unrest
  • When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music
  • Who's Jim Hines?
  • Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea
  • Historic Cottages of Glen Lake

There is a plethora of great items from Michigan history in the 2009 list and as you can see, that's the bulk of what I have added to my "to read" list.

Have a Great Friday!