August 26, 2013 | Vol. 127-No. 68

Five Freight Cars Of Corn Equals $18.16

These new books are now available at the Transylvania County Library:

Fiction

Moriarty, Liane. “The Husband’s Secret.” Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. (FIC MOR)

Nova, Craig. “All the Dead Yale Men.” This novel explores the fallout of a reluctant but financially promising marriage involving World War II veteran Chip, his manipulative father, and the son who struggles with an unexpected inheritance of secrets. (FIC NOV)

Nutting, Alissa. “Tampa.” A 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathic determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. (FIC NUT)

Oates, Joyce Carol. “Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong.” Oates has constructed four short works about dysfunctional relationships and dysfunctional people, who are sometimes products of their environments, their relationships or simply products of their own evil nature. (FIC OAT)

Page, Katherine Hall. “The Body in the Piazza.” While celebrating their anniversary in Italy, amateur sleuth/caterer Faith Fairchild and her husband find murder on the itinerary when a new acquaintance is killed in the Eternal City and someone tries to sabotage her former assistant’s new cooking school in Florence. (M FIC PAG)

Nonfiction

Berry, Matthew. “Fantasy Life.” ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry reveals the life-shaping impact of the multi-billion-dollar national pastime while chronicling his own rise to a leading figure in fantasy sports. (796.1 BER)

Lancaster, Jen. “The Tao of Martha.” The author recounts her search for domestic bliss as she embraces the word of Martha Stewart and attempts to follow her in all things, from closet organization to stain removal, with laughably disastrous results. (B Lancaster)

Lineberry, Cate. “The Secret Rescue.” When 26 Army nurses and medics boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival. This was a drama that captured the attention of the American public. (940.54 LIN)

Pritchard, Forrest. “Gaining Ground.” Upon discovering that months of backbreaking work and five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped his family’s farm a profit of $18.16, Forrest Pritchard, fresh out of college, resolves to take matters into his own hands. What ensued was a crash course in sustainable agriculture. (B Pritchard)

Robinson, Jo. Eating on the Wild Side. Investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. (641.3 ROB)

Katz, Bruce and Bradley, Jennifer. “The Metro-politan Revolu-tion.” This book upends conventional wisdom and makes the case for how our cities are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. (307.76 KAT)