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
Editorial: Outside smoking exposes workers to danger
They’re back, and with the same, tired arguments that didn’t work more than three years ago — and likely won’t work again.Continued ...
'Perry Hannah's Gifts: Then and Now'
“Perry Hannah’s Gifts: Then and Now,” is expected to arrive in town this week, fresh from the printing press and just in time for the holidays.Continued ...
Federal Farm Bill frustration boiling over
Frank Lipinski farmed in northern Michigan land since 1952. Lipinski, 79, watched booms and busts blow through the region. He’s survived too little rain, too much rain and saw the nation’s agricultural landscape transform from one dominated by small family farms to big agri-business.Continued ...
Officials question tax-exempt status of property that houses CVB
A smoldering debate over what some locals dubbed “festival fatigue” prompted city officials to question the tax-exempt status of the downtown property that houses the Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau.Continued ...
Owen Walters is one of the lucky ones. “It was hard for me to do things,” he said, as his mom, Terra, reached over to squeeze his hand. “It’s really hard still.”Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Early goals do in Trojans
Traverse City Central scored three of its four goals on the power play, but an explosive Houghton offense scored eight times in an 8-4 victory over the Trojans on Saturday at the Rick Miller Invitational. (Plus more)Continued ...
Dairy farmer goes against grain, succeeds
Dairy farmer Bob Plummer doesn’t trouble himself with the status of the Farm Bill in Washington these days. He doesn’t have to.Continued ...
Editorial: Demand a say on abortion bill
There is no more personal decision for a woman to make than whether to have an abortion. But now, anti-abortion activists want state government to intervene in that decision by forcing women to buy additional health insurance to pay for one.Continued ...
Two on the Town turns 30
John Rodge witnessed business competitors come and go over the last three decades.Continued ...
SCORE: Should you seek a patent?
Entrepreneurs commonly ask if they should seek a patent to help protect their business idea or invention. Patents can be an important asset for a business because they allow you to prevent others from making, using, or selling your invention.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 12/08/2013
Stop fracking now; Disregard for women.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Crafty Christmas helps mend broken heart
For years I’ve been on the receiving end of gifts lovingly made by hand — gifts like a picture frame decorated with beach stones I helped its creator collect, caramel and chocolate sauces for a favorite baked pear recipe, quilted wall hangings depicting my wedding and my beloved pets.Continued ...
Law will allow nursing homes to honor end-of-life wishes
A recent amendment to a Michigan law will allow nursing homes staff to honor the wishes of patients who signed “do not resuscitate” orders.Continued ...
Growing grapes, learning the biz
Sherman Atkinson is working toward a dream: his son Patrick’s dream.Continued ...
Forum: Contrasting care for mentally disabled
Recently the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Scooping the ashes
This fall we have been using our fireplace more than in years past. The season made its appearance and the first snow arrived before a final leaf raking.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 12/08/2013
Biz after hours; $5M offer for art.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 12/08/2013
Fifth Third Bank welcomed three employees to the Traverse City banking team.Continued ...
$20 million can't move Rogers City power plant
A 10-year-old quarry three miles from Rogers City remains just that.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 12/08/2013
Illustrator visit; Author discussion.Continued ...
Scientists turn to math to analyze, predict weather
Think all ice is the same? That’s not the case on Michigan’s Great Lakes. And now scientists have found out how to detect the differences — with math.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 12/08/2013
Best-selling books in northern Michigan and across the country:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/08/2013
"Cabin Fever" artist talk; Bayside Travellers dance; Betsie Valley Library open house; and more.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 1, 2013
Santa's new digs
Marty Rhein takes his three children to downtown Traverse City every year to see the Christmas tree lighted and to visit Santa’s House.Continued ...
Native history ignored on trail
A path in Clinch Park that uses brick inscriptions to narrate aspects of the park’s history begins with the property’s initial use by a white man, a frame of reference that prompted some history buffs to ask city officials to take a more culturally diverse approach.Continued ...
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