2022 Michigan Notable Books

Each year, the Library of Michigan coordinates a committee of writers, librarians, publishers, scholars, and others to select 20 titles, published in the last year, for the Michigan Notable Book list.

These books vary widely in theme, style, and genre.  The list includes fiction and non-fiction, novels and poetry, memoir and travel guides, and more.  One thing these books all have in common, though, is roots in the Mitten State.  Whether it's a story set in Michigan, a non-fiction title about the state or the Great Lakes region at large, or a book written by a Michigan author, Michigan Notable Books highlight the wealth of knowledge and stories that come from right here in Michigan.

Fiction  |  Nonfiction  |  Young Adult  |  Kids

 


 

Fiction

 The Cut by Johhn Wemlinger Day of Days by John Smolens Dead of Winter by Stephen Mack Jones Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny  The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng  Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood

Also chosen but not available at Brilliant Books:

The Dock Porter: A Mackinac Island Novel by Dave McVeigh and Jim Bolone

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Nonfiction

Getting to the Heart of the Matter by Senator Carl Levin Pewabic Pottery by Thomas W. Brunk Private Love, Public School: Gay Teacher Under Fire by Christine A. Yared Standpipe: Delivering Water in Flint by David Hardin Trout Water: a Year on the Au Sable by Josh Greenberg Up North in Michigan: a Portrait of Place in Four Seasons by Jerry Dennis

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Young Adult

Ancestor Approved, edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith Call Me Athena by Colby Cedar Smith Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn

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Kids

Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird Miles from Motown by Lisa Sukenic

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