Empire of the Summer Moon

The true story of the life of Quanah Parker, a man born of a white father and a Comanche mother. His witness of the waning days of Comanche power, and the story of his heritage and what it means for him and the history of America is remarkable. This book reads like a novel one cannot put down!

- Pamela Locke -

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Nature's Friend - The Gwen Frostic Story

The author has made a lovely retelling of Gwen's life, including her struggles with disabilities and her perseverance. I love her quote, "I work with nature because it treats me equally". The book expresses Gwen's love for nature in beautiful watercolor illustration and text. We at Leelanau Books will be sharing the legacy of Gwen Frostic in a program that meets on Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Participants will create their own book of nature poetry and block prints after we read her book aloud and discuss samples of her work. Call Leelanau Books to sign up your young visitors today!

- Paula Alflen, Manager -

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A Man Called Ove

A grumpy, bitter, old man gets some new neighbors with two lively daughters who introduce themselves by backing their U-Haul over his mailbox. As the story progresses, unlikely friendships are formed and the community sees Ove in a different light. The book reminds readers that life is better when it is shared with other people. 

- Susan Cordes -

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The Best in Travel 2018

If you've been daydreaming about taking a trip this year, pick up a copy of Lonely Planet's "The Best in Travel 2018"! This fabulous compilation of the hottest travel destinations of the year transports you to Oman, the Maldives, Peru, Italy, Norway and beyond. Our new travel section is top notch and we can't wait to spark your wanderlust!

- Maeve Alflen -

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane - Lisa See

 "Pull up a chair, refresh yourself with a cup of tea, and prepare yourself for a remarkable adventure! Li-Yan's story unfolds between 1988-2016. Steeped in tribal customs and strong family bonds, her life journey begins in a remote mountain region of China and spans continents. The author proved herself to be a gifted storyteller."  - Sue Schweier -

"Pull up a chair, refresh yourself with a cup of tea, and prepare yourself for a remarkable adventure! Li-Yan's story unfolds between 1988-2016. Steeped in tribal customs and strong family bonds, her life journey begins in a remote mountain region of China and spans continents. The author proved herself to be a gifted storyteller."

- Sue Schweier -

Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

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"A ramble through the luxury, entitlement, and what passes for adolescent rebellion in an upper middle class (really lower upper class) Midwestern suburb. The emergence of an "outsider" with a dark side is what adds, somewhat ploddingly, some spice to the story. Well-written and feels authentic. If you've lived it or read John Cheever or Richard Ford, it may not be very compelling. However, if this is new territory for the reader, it could be fascinating."

- John Fitzpatrick -

GULP - Mary Roach

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"Witty, entertaining, and highly educational, Mary Roach's "Gulp" is nothing short of fabulous! As a recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in biology, I ate this book up (pun intended!). This New York Times Bestseller tackles the adventures that take place inside of the alimentary canal and explores questions from "What is saliva's purpose" to "Could chewing more thoroughly lower the national debt?".  Roach is "America's funniest science writer"  and her books are as "Engrossing as they are gross". I was absolutely delighted by Gulp and cannot wait to read her other masterpieces! 10/10."

- Maeve Alflen -