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New At The Library: Learn Astrophysics In Just A Few Minutes A Day


May 29, 2017

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


Honeyman, Gail. “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.” Eleanor is a loner who lacks social skills even after a glass of the vodka she loves so much. Raymond, a rather unhygienic guy who works in her office, spends all his time alone. But when these two rescue an elderly man who falls on the sidewalk, the three form a friendship that helps each of them find happiness in their lives. (FIC HON)

King, Stephen. “Gwendy’s Button Box.” It’s the summer of 1974 and 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson climbs Suicide Stairs every day. When she reaches the top, Gwendy loves to listen to the familiar noises of the little town of Castle Rock. One evening, a stranger sits on a bench wearing an odd black hat. Partially shaded by a tree, the man calls out to Gwendy. This is when the nightmares begin. (FIC KIN)

Simsion, Graeme. “The Best of Adam Sharp.” When Adam Sharp begins thinking about his past, he can’t decide if he was happier then or now. Twenty years ago, Adam was a piano player and in love with the passionate Angelina Brown. Today, he is nearly 50, in a satisfying relationship, and basically happy. Is the past really worth repeating? (FIC SIM)

Weir, Alison. “Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession.” Best known as King Henry VIII’s mistress, Anne Boleyn was a woman unlike most during her time. She was feisty, determined and ignored the majority of social constructs regarding women. In the second of her “Six Tudor Queens” series, historian and author Alison Weir focuses not on Boleyn’s infamous death, but on her compelling life. (FIC WEI)


Freeman, Sally Mott. “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home.” Three brothers are serving in the Navy during World War II when the youngest goes missing in the Pacific. Brothers Bill and Benny go in search of Barton to rescue him from wherever he is trapped. Freeman uses diaries, personal accounts, and letters to tell this intriguing story. (940.54 FRE)

Moore, Dinty W. “The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir.” Ohio State University Creative Writing professor Dinty W. Moore has ideas to break through writer’s block, revitalize a plot, and give life to characters. This book is for any writer who needs a jumpstart when the ideas stop flowing. (808.3 MOO)

Rosen, William. “Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine.” In this modern age it is hard to believe that people used to die from bacterial infections that are easily treated with an antibiotic today. This medical invention completely altered the lives of everyone when it was invented in the early 1950s. Today it is a relatively cheap cure-all, consistently evolving. (615.7 ROS)

Tyson, Neil de Grasse. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” Anyone who has a lunch break, rides a bus to work, or even has an extra 10 minutes a day has enough time to learn physics. In short, easy-to-read chapters, Neil de Grasse Tyson explains quarks, black holes, quantum mechanics, and life on other planets, everything one would need to fully contemplate and understand the universe. (523.01 TYS)


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