UMP Titles Named 2009 Michigan Notable Books

by University of Michigan Press on December 15, 2008

The following titles have been named Library of Michigan’s 2009 Michigan Notable Books.

Looking for Hickories Looking for Hickories: The Forgotten Wildness of the Rural Midwest by Tom Springer

A masterfully written collection that establishes a new voice for the spirit of the upper Midwest and Michigan and offers a fresh look at the landscape as well as the everyday lives of the people who make up the region’s small communities.

Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History of the Ann Arbor Car Ferries by Grant Brown, Jr.

An illustrated book about the visionary, risky, and influential business of transporting loaded railroad cars across Lake Michigan.

The Toledo War The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry by Don Faber

How a thin strip of land between the state of Ohio and Michigan started a war.

Jiffy “Jiffy” A Family Tradition: Mixing Business and Old-Fashioned Values by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds (distributed by the University of Michigan Press)The story of the internationally renowned Chelsea Milling Company—a trailblazer in the packaged-food industry.

From the State of Michigan website:
“The Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most notable books published in the year. The selections are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience.”

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