Best Michigan Lit?
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Edit: Checked amazon, and it MIGHT be the 1977 book by Lynne Sallot. Amazon has only three used copies of Sallot's book, selling for ~$45 each. The book I read was not widely distributed--I read it in 1980s as a loan from a UP colleague--but it definitely made an impression on me!
Richard Ford is also from Mi but most of his stuff is set elsewhere with maybe a visit or 2.
Judith Guest is another great. Errands is my favorite, also The tarnished Eye
A mystery that involves Native Americans Laughing Whitefish by Robert Travers.
#7 Kwels The Loon Feather is an all-time favorite historical fiction. I think it takes place around the battle for Detroit between the French, English, American
Anyway, the book was a fun read.
This, for me, is a gut-wrenching book. In 1925 my father was 15 years old and living with his sister and parents on Garland Avenue, just a few houses away from the Sweet residence. Dad moved away when he got married, but in 1943,when I was a year old, we moved into my grandparents' house, and so I also spent my childhood living on Garland.
I heard little bits and pieces of the Sweet saga, but it certainly wasn't talked about very much in my family. Everybody (but me) has been deceased for years, and I kick myself for not pursuing the issue when I could. I'm left with so many questions!
Arc of Justice is very well-written. It was a National Book Award winner, and was cited as a New York Times Notable Book, among other honors.
cheri0627, would my 83 year old transplanted mother like that series?
They're pretty short books, she could try the first one (Something to Kill For). It's available on amazon used for $.01 (plus shipping)
On another subject, I've tried twice to start a new topic-Best Michigan Non-Fiction, and both times nothing has happened (after I wrote the post, of course). Does one need to be a paying member of LibraryThing to be able to add topics? I have no problem with that, of course.
Still, any recommendations for good Michigan Non-fiction? I have Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State by Willis F. Dunbar, but haven't gotten into it yet.
Another Michigan mystery series is by Paula Gosling featuring Sheriff Matt Gabriel beginning with The Body in Blackwater Bay. There is also a series of chocolate mysteries set in northern Michigan by JoAnna Carl.
One for the Rose, A Walk with Thomas Jefferson, and What Work Is.