Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Detroit Public Library by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic

Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt

A photographic tour of the Detroit Public Library's rich art and architectural history.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 027.477 Coh. View in our catalog

Happiness in this Life by Pope Francis

Happiness in this Life

Pope Francis, translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky, audiobook narration by Arthur Morey.

A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now.

Book on disc. Call number: CD 248.482 Fra. View in our catalog

Iraq + 100, ed. Hassan Blasim

Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq

Hassan Blasim, editor

In a calm and serene world, one has the luxury of imagining what the future might look like. Now try to imagine that future when your way of life has been devastated by forces beyond your control. Iraq + 100 poses a question to Iraqi writers (those who still live in that nation, and those who have joined the worldwide diaspora): What might your home country look like in the year 2103, a century after a disastrous foreign invasion? Using science fiction, allegory, and magical realism to challenge the perception of what it means to be "The Other", this groundbreaking anthology edited by Hassan Blasim contains stories that are heartbreakingly surreal, and yet utterly recognizable to the human experience. Though born out of exhaustion, fear, and despair, these stories are also fueled by themes of love, family, and endurance, and woven through with a delicate thread of hope for the future.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Ira. View in our catalog

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Not Now, Not Ever

Lily Anderson

Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer—things like mock trial camp at UCLA and the Air Force summer program in Colorado Springs. But what she is going to do is pack up her determination, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she's going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?

Teen fiction. Call number: YA FIC And. View in our catalog

Slug Days by Sara Leach

Slug Days

Sara Leach, illustrations by Rebecca Bender

Seeing the world very differently because of her Asperger Syndrome, young Lauren struggles to navigate the challenges of school life and masters tricks to stay calm, understand others' feelings and let her personality shine. By the award-winning author of Count Me In.

Youth fiction. Call number: J FIC Lea. View in our catalog

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