Library of Michigan Names Its 20 Notable Books for 2012
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.