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 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
- The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta
- 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