2024 Michigan Notable Books

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The Library of Michigan has announced the selections for the 2024 Michigan Notable Books list. Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. The selected books are honored in the year after their publication or copyright date. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. You can check out these picks through MeLCat!

  • The All-American by Susie Finkbeiner – Revell
  • Cinema Ann Arbor: How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture by Frank Uhle – University of Michigan Press/Fifth Avenue Press
  • A Cold, Hard Prayer by John Smolens – MSU Press
  • Dearborn: Stories by Ghassan Zeineddine – Tin House Books
  • Enough to Lose by R.S. Deeren – Wayne State University Press
  • Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir by Curtis Chin – Little, Brown and Company
  • Everything is Just Beginning: A Novel by Erin Bartels – Revell
  • Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America by Audrey Clare Farley – Grand Central Publishing
  • Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950 by Melissa Croghan – MSU Press
  • In the Upper Country: A Novel by Kai Thomas – Viking
  • Making Art in Prison: Survival and Resistance by Janie Paul – Hat & Beard Press
  • Michigan Rocks!: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Great Lakes State by Paul Brandes – Mountain Press
  • My Murder: A Novel by Katie Williams – Riverhead Books
  • An Ordinary Man: The Surprising Life and Historic Presidency of Gerald R. Ford by Richard Norton Smith – Harper
  • Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit by Abra Berens – Chronicle
  • The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk – Yale University Press
  • Strikers: A Graphic Novel by Kiel Phegley – Graphic Universe
  • Tom Lake by Ann Patchett – Harper
  • Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley – Henry Holt and Co.
  • The White Stripes: Complete Lyrics, 1997-2007 by Jack White – Third Man Books

Find more information about the Michigan Notable Books program by visiting Michigan.gov/NotableBooks. The Michigan Notable Books program is sponsored in part by the Library of Michigan FoundationMichigan Center for the Book, and Michigan Humanities.