YDL-Whittaker

5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-4110
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On May 5, 1998 voters approved a $17.6 million bond issue and an increased millage rate of .85 in order to build a new library, renovate downtown and purchase a new bookmobile. Ground was broken on the new facility in April 2000 with construction continuing through 2001. The Whittaker Road facility, designed by David Milling and Associates, was opened to great acclaim in January of 2002. The facility boasts 60,000 square feet, over 250,000 titles, 197 places to sit, and 231 parking places.

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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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