1. "River Swimmer" by Jim Harrison, Grove Press, $25
2. "Chickadees at Night" by Bill O. Smith, illustrations by Charles Murphy, Sleepytime Press, $18.95
3. "Prairie Evers" by Ellen Airgood, Nancy Paulsen Books, $15.99
1. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine Books, $15
2. "50 Shades Freed" by E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95
3. "Litigators" by John Grisham, Bantam, $9.99
1. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95
2. "Underwater Dogs" by Seth Casteel, Little, Brown & Co., $19.99
3. "8 Hour Diet" by David Zinczenko, Rodale Books, $26.99
1. "7 Habits of Deeply Fulfilled Artists" by Ellie Harold, Clear Light Press, $14.95
2. "Waist Away" by Mary Clifton, Doctor Doctor Press, $14.95
3. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, $21
-- Horizon Books
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25
2. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99
3. "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99
1. "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15
2. "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95
3. "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16
1. "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95
2. "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?" by Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36
3. "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo, Random House, $27
1. "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife" by Eben Alexander, M.D., Simon & Schuster, $15.99
2. "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kerns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, $21
3. "The Swerve," Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $16.95
-- American Booksellers Association
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Letters to the Editor: 05/12/2013
Educate ourselves; Listen to constituents.Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Huskies, Leland claim tourney titles
Nick MacGirr and Joel Ledford led Benzie Central to a championship in the Tom Ryan Baseball Tournament at Big Rapids. (Plus more)Continued ...
Book documents history of local electric cooperative
It's hard to envision the darkness of night that blanketed the region's rural areas 75 years ago.Continued ...
Jason Tank: Pay off mortgage — or not?
Q: My husband and I are 60 years old and we have a $100,000 mortgage with about six years left on it. Should we just use some of our investments to pay it off now?Continued ...
Business in Brief: 05/12/2013
Business briefs for 05/12/13:Continued ...
Zoning conflict frustrates restaurant owner
Michael Hennink put a sign in front of his new Village Grill restaurant to draw customers for what he calls the “best whitefish in town.”Continued ...
TBAISD may share part of cash stash with local districts
Big fund balances -- tens of millions of dollars worth -- in Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District coffers prompted some area school officials to ask why cash-strapped local districts aren’t receiving more money from the ISD.Continued ...
VFW opposition pushes "welcome home" sign into corner
A local military veterans group’s desire to welcome active military personnel home to Traverse City met with opposition from some traditional veterans organizations, prompting airport officials to nudge a proposed welcoming sign into a corner near a baggage carousel.Continued ...
Keeping memories alive on Mother's Day, all year long
Some spend Mother’s Day with their mothers. Others devote the day to remembering them.Continued ...
Editorial: TCAPS bond requests reflect voter feedback
After a $100 million bond issue took a beating at the polls in November, the Traverse City Area Public Schools board of education gave itself a homework assignment:Continued ...
Nothing's off-limits on mother-daughter podcast
Shelley Watkins grew up reading and discussing a wide range of topics at her family’s cottage on Lake Leelanau.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Tiny dogs teach big lesson
Linda Gottwald was out of town when her Pine Cone Farm rescue facility got a call asking for help with several Pomeranians from a backyard breeder who had more than 40 dogs.Continued ...
Forum: Don't look to Germany as energy model
The average cost of electricity for a German household has risen by 66 percent since they established a feed-in-tariff (FiT) system in 2000.Continued ...
Writers Series welcomes Nathaniel Philbrick
The National Writers Series welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick to the City Opera House on May 14.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: EEA raises questions
Ellen Cogen Lipton didn’t get a lot of notice during her first two terms in the Legislature.Continued ...
Filter at East Bay Park to reduce E. coli
A new filter system at East Bay Park could help keep the popular swimming beach clear of a main culprit for E. coli contamination.Continued ...
Goodwill event benefits women, children
Mary VanderKolk and her two daughters found a way to celebrate Mother’s Day early for a good cause.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Heinous acts tarnish American staple
Recently a friend of mine was in the national news. Sadly, the two Boston terrorists made use of two pressure cookers to construct improvised explosive devices. The result was tragic.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 05/12/2013
Hardcover fiction: 1. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 05/12/2013
McDonald’s owner/operator Jason Richards has taken ownership of McDonald’s restaurants in Manistee and Benzonia.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/12/2013
Kids' books sought; Torch area potluck; wildflower walks; and more.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
Village hosts Green Elk Rapids Days
It takes a village to keep one green. That’s the message an Elk Rapids group hopes to deliver with its fifth annual Green Elk Rapids Days.Continued ...
Horizon Books the independent bookstore that could
Vic Herman and Amy Reynolds dug in after J.C. Penney pulled out. It’s been 20 years since the couple relocated Horizon Books to its current location in downtown Traverse City.Continued ...
Leelanau officials on jobs: Not our business
Leelanau County Commissioner Melinda Lautner said she thinks Leelanau County already has enough wealth.Continued ...