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Lewis Looks At Rigged Stock Market


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


Alcott, Kate. “The Daring Ladies of Lowell.” Alice and her friend Lovey are both “mill girls” in Lowell, Massachusetts. When the factory conditions become dangerous, Alice represents the workers and their discontent. But when Lovey is murdered, the trial that follows brings all of the unrest to the surface. (FIC ALC)

Donoghue, Emma. “Frog Music.” In the sweltering heat of the summer in 1876 San Francisco, Jenny Bonnet is shot to death. Her friend Blanche, a French burlesque dancer, spends the next three days risking everything to find the killer and bring him to justice. What she finds are damaged children, arrogant millionaires, cold women and jealous men, but little more than fragmented pieces providing a clue to her friend’s death. (FIC DON)

Grippando, James. “Black Horizon.” Oil is spilling into the ocean near Cuba from an explosion 60 miles from the Florida Keys. Criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is representing a woman whose husband was killed during the accident. He finds himself pitted against his strongest adversaries, and begins to learn that this catastrophe may not be an accident after all. (FIC GRI)

Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson. “Mentats of Dune.” Gilbertus is the founder of the Mentat School where humans learn to be efficient thinking machines. The Mentats and two other groups work to improve the human race while the Butlerian’s fanaticism grows stronger. Will they all learn to embrace civilization or crash into an endless dark age? (SF FIC HER)


Carter, Jimmy. “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.” President Carter has visited over 145 countries where he has seen rising inequality among women and men. Often the abuse comes from false interpretation of religious texts and from the growing tolerance of violence and war. Women around the globe are being deprived of equality, at best, and forced into violent situations, at worst. (323.3 CAR)

DeJean, Joan. “How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City.” Paris was the first city that tore down its fortifications, inviting people in rather than shutting them out. Their model for urban space began centuries before and as a result, venues for shopping, parks and sidewalks were available with nighttime lighting, giving reason for people to be out in public like never before. (944.361 DEJ)

Lewis, Michael. “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.” A group of top-notch Wall Street guys conclude that the U.S. stock market is rigged so insiders benefit, and markets are more controlled by banks than before the last financial crisis. Lewis exposes big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and power trading firms for unethical profit. (332.6 LEW)

Rosolie, Paul. “Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon.” Rosolie begins his journey in the Madre de Dios region of Peru at the mouth of the Amazon River. His tale captures the beauty and isolation of one of Earth’s most endangered lands today. In the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet, the journey changes his life. (918.4 ROS)


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