Michigan Notables Books for 2012 Selected

The Library of Michigan has selected the top 20 Michigan Notable Books. The list highlights “Michigan books” published in 2011 that bring attention to Michigan authors and topics. The books are about Michigan, or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region which are written by a native or resident of Michigan. These years selections in alphabetical order are:

Elly Peterson: “Mother ” of the Moderates by Sara Fitzgerald

Everyday Klansfolk: White Protestant Life and the KKK in 1920s Michigan by Craig Fox

Fever: Little Willie John, A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul by Susan Whitall with Kevin John

Ghost Writers: Us Haunting Them, Contemporary Michigan Literature edited by Kieth Taylor and Laura Kasischke

Hank Greenberg:  The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One by Mark Kurlansky

Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore

In Stitches: A Memoir by Antony Youn, M.D.

Jacobson’s I Miss It So: The Story of a Michigan Fashion Institution by Bruce Allen Kopytek

Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art by J.H. Shapiro and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice by Jack Dempsy

Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton

Miss Martin Is a Martian by Colleen Murry Fisher and illustrated by Jared Chapman

Motor City Shakedown by D.E. Johnson

A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt De  La Pena and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America’s Big Three Automakers ‘ GM, Ford and Chrysler by Bill Vlasic

Once Upon A River by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Songs of Unreason by Jim Harrison

South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike: From Sand Trails to US-31 by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

Wire to Wire by Scott Sparling

2 Responses to “Michigan Notables Books for 2012 Selected”

  1. January 13, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Hey!  One of those folks works here.  Congrats to Chris (and Tom)!

  2. January 13, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Hey!  One of those folks works here.  Congrats to Chris (and Tom)!