Category: Books/Movies

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2019 Michigan Notable Books

LANSING – Hockey, music, and mermaids are some of the themes in the list of Michigan Notable Books for 2019, released by the Library of Michigan. This year’s list of 20 titles are [sic]...

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Author Ed McBain

Here are some interesting facts about Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter): He was born Salvatore Albert Lombino on October 15, 1926, in New York City, son of Italian immigrant parents. He lived in East...

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Author Nicholas Sparks

Here are some interesting facts about Nicholas Sparks: Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. His dad would eventually be a professor of business at California State University, Sacramento. His...

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Author Alistair MacLean

Here are some interesting facts about Alistair MacLean: He was born on April 21, 1922, in Glasgow, Scotland. MacLean was descended from the Clan Maclean. He was the third son of a Church of...

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Black History Month

2019 marks the 400 year anniversary of the first documented arrival of the first Africans to mainland English North America. Some 20 odd Africans captives were taken to Jamestown and sold into bondage. This...

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Author Clive Cussler

Here are some interesting facts about Clive Cussler: He was born on July 15, 1931, in Aurora IL. Cussler grew up in Alhambra, CA. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at age...

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Author Ken Follett

Here are some interesting facts about Welch author Ken Follett: Kenneth Martin Follett was born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales. Follett’s father was a tax inspector. He was barred from watching films...

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Author Stephenie Meyer

Here are some interesting facts about Stephenie Meyer: She was born on December 24, 1973, in Hartford Connecticut. Meyer was raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She received...