Great Michigan Read

This year’s Great Michigan Read selection is Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg. Part memoir, part detective story, and part history, Annie’s Ghosts takes readers on a journey into the author’s mother’s world of the 1930s and ’40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs, all the while trying to understand his mom’s reasons for hiding her sister’s existence.

This Saturday, March 15 from 9:30am-12:15pm, the Library will host three programs that get at some of the main themes that run through this remarkable book.

At 9:30am author D.E. Johnson will present a history of Eloise Hospital, the primary setting in his book Detroit Breakdown.

At 10:30 Christy Buck from The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan will share a history of mental health practices.

At 11:30 Don Bryant from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society will present “Finding Your Family’s Real Past.”



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