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Capone's Family Talks About His Softer Side


December 5, 2016

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


Crosby, Ellen. “The Champagne Conspiracy: A Wine Country Mystery.” For the first time ever, Lucie and Quinn decide to make champagne, but when Quinn’s uncle shows up needing help solving a murder from 1923, the new wine idea is put on the back shelf. While Lucie searches for what happened, she checks out the speakeasies and bootlegging of a very duplicitous Prohibition-era Washington, D.C. (M FIC CRO)

Kelly, Jim. “Death Ship,” Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Valentine are at it again, and this time they have to determine what caused the explosion at Hunstanton Beach in Norfolk. Was it a bomb never recovered from World War II? Was it caused by the group protesting the new pier? Or was it something much more disturbing, something that involves an elderly killer and a missing Dutch engineer. (M FIC KEL)

Lethem, Jonathan. “A Gambler’s Anatomy.” Bruno Alexander travels the world playing backgammon and winning a lot of money. When he hits a run of bad luck in Asia, Bruno doesn’t know if it’s because of the bizarre black spot obstructing his vision or the smoldering Tira Harpaz who has caused him to be distracted. After passing out in Brazil, Bruno is sent to California for surgery and learns that he is psychic. (FIC LET)

Patterson, James. “Cross the Line.” A killer is on the loose in Rock Creek Park and Alex Cross is on the job. This time it is personal. One of the dead is a friend of his wife Bree. As the city panics, Alex must find a way to balance everything, including finding the killer while trying to make sure his marriage doesn’t fall apart. (M FIC PAT)


Bair, Deidre. “Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend.” To most, Al Capone will always be remembered as a cold-blooded killer, but not to his family. To Capone’s family, he was genuine and caring, and made sure that everyone was taken care of. His descendants share stories with Bair that reveal his softer side, as well as how difficult it is to have such an infamous last name. (B Capone).

Hammond, Claudia. “Mind Over Money: The Psychology of Money and How to Use it Better.” Everyone needs money, but rarely thinks about how it affects personal behavior or emotions. Hammond draws a connection between people, their relationship with money, and the power it has to alter happiness. She also gives money saving tips. (332.401 HAM)

Kenan, Randall. “The Carolina Table: North Carolina Writers on Food.” Lee Smith, Wayne Caldwell, and Nancie McDermott are among the writers who tell a personal story about food. Whether it is manners, recipes, or recollections, these stories show Southern culture at its finest. (641 CAR)

Smith, Christi M. “Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education.” Following the Civil War, the American Missionary Association had a vision of integrated colleges where African American and white students could learn together. Howard, Berea, and Oberlin colleges became places where a new group of leaders could train to help lead America’s integrated democracy. Smith shows how this seemingly positive step actually led to much of the racism present in today’s


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