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Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Rob Franciosi recommends this book by GVSU alumnus Paul Clemens. Clemens investigated the 2006 closing of one of America's most potent symbols: a Detroit auto plant. Prior to its closing, the Budd Company stamping plant on Detroit's East Side, built in 1919, was one of the oldest active auto plants. Its closing also reflects the character of the country in a new era -- the sad, brutal process of picking it apart and sending it, piece by piece, to the countries that now have use for its machines. more info

Genre: Non-Fiction
Author: Paul Clemens
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Recommendations: 19461
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Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking)
Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking)
Chris Drewel, instructor in the Liberal Studies Department, said, "It is a wonderful book for those who are feeling their lives scattered into categories and labels and who are seeking a deeper way to create meaningful and intentional work." more info

Genre: Self-Help
Author: Laura I. Rendon
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Recommendations: 21488
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Ginger Randall, associate dean of students, enjoyed this book about 19th century China as told through the experiences of two young girls, Lily and Snow Flower, from childhood through adulthood. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Lisa See
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Recommendations: 19527
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Song Yet Sung
Song Yet Sung
The ending alone is worth the read, said Lee Van Orsdel, dean of University Libraries. The powerfully imagined tale is told through the eyes of an escaped young slave woman, who endures a head injury and wakes up to find that she can see into the future. more info

Genre: Historical-Fiction
Author: James McBride
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Recommendations: 21565
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Spies of Warsaw
Spies of Warsaw
The 10 (so far) World War II espionage novels of Alan Furst -- beginning with "Night Soldiers" (1988) -- are much more than mere spy thrillers, according to University Libraries' Director of Special Collections Robert Beasecker. more info

Genre: Fiction
Author: Alan Furst
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Recommendations: 19497
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