These Are Michigan’s ‘Notable Books’ of 2020
Looking for something new to read? Check out these 20 books that are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the Library of Michigan has released their annual list of Michigan Notable Books published during the previous year.
The Library of Michigan says they review 250 to 400 submissions each year. The finalists are chosen by a selection committee, made up of "booksellers, book reviewers, journalists, librarians, Michigan historians, archaeologists, writers, editors and anyone who is interested in books and in Michigan."
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This year's Notable Books include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, chidren's books, and even one cookbook: Michigan Chef Abra Berens' first book Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables has also been named a best cookbook by The New York Times, New Yorker, and Bon Appetit.
Here are more of the Library of Michigan's picks for 2020:
- The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray of St. Joseph
- Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters by Sally M. Walker
- Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City by Jeff Morrison
- Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes by Pamela Cameron, illustrated by Renée Graef
- Teacher/Pizza Guy by Jeff Kass, a high school teacher in Ann Arbor