Thursday, October 31, 2013

Michelle recommends "Annie's Ghosts"

Annie's ghosts : a journey into a family secret
This is the 2013-2014 selection for The Great Michigan Read and it is an excellent selection. The author is locally connected and really takes the reader on his impossible genealogical adventure.  Annie is actually buried within 2 miles of the South Branch of Clinton-Macomb Public Library, taking Steve’s story right into our neighborhood. It was a well-researched project and interesting to follow as the author discovers a few long forgotten family secrets. Additionally, it is an amazing historical perspective of the mental health system in Michigan throughout the 1900s, showing how things were done in the early decades in comparison to today’s system.  There is a lot of heart in this story, but it does a wonderful job of educating the reader, too.
The South Branch will be discussing Steve Luxenberg’s Annie’s Ghosts on Saturday, November 9th at 12 pm with our monthly book discussion group.

Recommended for Adults