Take a Walk. Image of a walker on a sunlit footpath.

Take a Walk

A collection of books where the main character goes on a long walk.



Open City / Teju Cole – Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed….

Four book covers by local authors.

Local Author Books to Checkout

Southeast Michigan has produced many talented writers. Check out these books from the area’s finest!

Fiction Books

How it happens / Jean Alicia Elster

How It Happens follows the story of author Jean Alicia Elster’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy May Jackson. Born in Tennessee in 1890, Dorothy May was the middle daughter of Addie Jackson,…


Hispanic Heritage Month: SEPTEMBER 2023

Explore titles by Hispanic authors available digitally from Libby/OverDrive and Hoopla as well as in print formats and audio audio cd. From romance to suspense to nonfiction, these titles will educate and entertain!

A Long Petal of the Sea / Isabel Allende
This novel follows two refugees from the Spanish Civil War,…

Summer Reading Books. Decorative image of a stack of books surrounded by flowers.

Summer Reading Books

Popular titles enjoyed by our 2023 Summer Reading participants.


American Dirt / Jeanine Cummins

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has her son Luca,  and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels,…

The book cover of Luster: a novel that features the image of a Black woman's neck and hair.

Luster: a novel


Luster: a novel / Raven Leilani

Leilani’s debut novel, Luster, takes the reader through the daily ups and downs of a 23-year-old Black art school dropout living in a mouse-infested apartment in Bushwick. We immediately find that she is dating a man twice her age that she met on an app,…