Guide Showcases Parkway Wildflowers


Last updated 1/16/2017 at 5:47pm

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


Griffin, W.E.B. “Curtain of Death.” Two WACs are kidnapped by four NKGB agents on a cold night in 1946 in Munich. Three of the agents end up dead; the fourth is wounded. But the repercussions are vast for the WACs and their boss, James Cronley. Just because the war is over doesn’t mean the DCI is welcomed. (FIC GRI)

Harris, Joanne. Different Class.” Over two decades ago, a sociopathic outsider attended the prep school where Latin teacher Roy Straitley teaches, and it was Straitley who discovered the student’s dark secret. Even now, the boy haunts the teacher’s dreams. Twenty years later, a new headmaster has come to the antiquated school and is changing everything about it, forcing Straightly to ignore the boy’s shadow beginning to stir. (FIC HAR)

Steel, Danielle. “The Mistress.” When billionaire Vladimir sees the beautiful Natasha nearly frozen on a Moscow street, he takes her in and changes her life. Vladimir treats her like a princess in exchange for her undying loyalty. But when Natasha meets Theo, a struggling artist, she becomes the artist’s obsession while Vladimir becomes obsessed with Theo’s art. Theo refuses to sell his pieces and let go of his love for Vladimir’s beautiful Natasha. (FIC STE)

Woods, Stuart. “Below the Belt.” Once again, Stone is called in to deal with a situation that has the potential to blow up, both literally and figuratively. The man at the center of the problem is in danger and Stone is sent to help, but it eventually becomes clear that all of mankind is in danger. (M FIC WOO)


Baxter, Sarah. “Lonely Planet’s Where to Go When: The Ultimate Trip Planner for Every Month of the Year.” Every month of the year provides 30 options for trips that are best when taken during that month, whether it is because of discounts, weather or recreation. Each destination is covered with flow charts, diagrams and recommendations. (910 BAX)

Johnson, Charles. “The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling.” Covering everything from diction to scene mechanics, author Charles Johnson shares the craft of storytelling. After 33 years of teaching writing courses as well as penning the 1990 National Book Award-winning novel “Middle Passage,” Johnson’s expertise is divided into six easy-to-use sections. (808.076 JOH)

Lewis, Michael. “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds.” Two Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky earned a Nobel Prize for their theory of the human mind. Their ground-breaking research regarding the decision-making process still influences studies today. But these two men were an unlikely pair of opposites who often flipped a coin to make decisions about authorship and writing. (612.8 LEW)

Simpson, Ann and Rob Simpson. Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway: A Pocket Field Guide. An easy to carry, comprehensive guide to all wildflowers that can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The colorful photos are followed by full descriptions of each plant, making identification easy. (582.13 SIM)


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