Library of Michigan Names Its 20 Notable Books for 2012
December 31st, 2012, 10:09 AM
The Library of Michigan has released its list of 2013 Michigan Notable Books, selected rom 200 nominees.
The finalists spotlight stories from Michigan or those that were written by Michigan-connected authors.
"Detroit City Is the Place to Be"
by Mark Binelli (Metropolitan Books): Binelli successfully captures the pride, grit and hope Detroiters demonstrate as they fight to revitalize one of America's great cities. Once a capitalist dream town, today Detroit is too often pointed to as the nation's greatest urban failure. The city's current crisis has managed to do the unthinkable; turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. He documents how urban planners, land speculators, agriculturalists and utopian environmentalists all have been drawn to Detroit's baroquely decaying frontier.