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American Revolutionaries Were Not Well-Behaved


September 26, 2016

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


Charlton, Blake. “Spellbreaker.” The Spellwright Triology. When Leandra sees a spell in her future where she is killing someone she loves, she begins the journey to find out how to stop herself from committing the crime. And while she tries to solve this mystery, everything in Ixos seems to be falling apart. There are rumors of an invasion of demons and infiltration of human language. Of course, all of this hinges on the fact that everyone doesn’t go crazy and kill each other. (SF FIC CHA)

Davis, Fiona. “The Dollhouse.” Darby shows up at The Barbizon Hotel for women in New York City in 1952, ready to begin secretarial school. Living among all the women who are models makes Darby feel like she doesn’t belong. She feels homesick until Esme, a hotel maid, befriends Darby and introduces her to the underground nightlife of the city. Over half a century later, The Barbizon is still haunted by what happened during those dark and crazy nights. (FIC DAV)

Lapena, Shari. “The Couple Next Door.” Anne and Mark have it all: a beautiful baby, a comfortable life and a strong relationship. But when a sickening crime is committed, all fingers point to them. The neighbors are hiding something too, and as their secrets begin to bubble to the surface, it is obvious there is a final twist yet to come. (FIC LAP)

Overholt, Cuyler. “A Deadly Affection.” Psychiatrist Genevieve Summerford is convinced her client couldn’t commit murder, so she goes in search of proof that will exonerate him. Unfortunately, she also discovers some secrets that could ruin her entire family if anyone learns them. (M FIC OVE)


Baker, Nicholson. “Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids.” For years, educators have said that if everyone had to spend a week teaching in a public school classroom, the level of respect for the profession would reach new heights. Nicholson Baker began a job as a substitute teacher in Maine and writes about the daily struggle to engage the students and maintain his sanity. (371.14 BAK)

King, Ross. “Mad Enchantment.” Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies. Monet’s water lily paintings have the ability to transport viewers to “an asylum of peaceful meditation,” but they do not express the extreme defeat that he felt when trying to capture the color, light and water in his paintings. Monet’s personal life was riddled with pain and suffering though these works never show it. (759.4 KIN)

Lee Shetterly, Margot. “Hidden Figures.” The American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race. Before astronauts could orbit the earth or walk on the moon, someone had to crunch the numbers that would launch the space rockets. These mathematicians were a group of African American women who used slide rules and adding machines to calculate the path for spacemen Glenn and Armstrong. (510 .9252 LEE)

Taylor, Alan. “American Revolutions. A Continental History, 1750-1804.” Taylor gives a different view of the events leading up to the writing of the Constitution and the founding of America. His version of the Revolutionary War is not of well-behaved, honorable men fighting for freedom. (973.3 TAY)


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