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New At The Library: Gardening Helps Bring Beauty Back To Life - Brevard, NC


May 22, 2017

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


Backman, Fredrik. “Beartown.” The little community of Beartown has virtually nothing left in it. There are few jobs and fewer residents than several decades ago. But the residents still hold tightly to the belief that their town will prevail and it will be the junior ice hockey team that brings them back to where they once were. Then a violent act before the semi-final match ripples through Beartown, affecting everyone who lives there, possibly damaging the community beyond repair. (FIC BAC)

Honeywell, Antonia. “The Ship.” Their civilization long ago collapsed, Lalla and her parents live isolated in their apartment. As things continue to get worse, Lalla’s father builds a ship that will hold 500 people to take them from the devastation to a “utopia” far away. Lalla, her family and hundreds of others travel to the place her father created, but it isn’t the perfect world they dreamed of. (FIC HON)

Ludwig, Benjamin. “Ginny Moon.” She’s sassy, strong-willed, and she’s autistic. Ginny Moon is smart and talented, but she also has to have exactly nine grapes for breakfast or her whole day will be ruined. When she is taken away from her abusive mother and placed in a “forever foster home,” Ginny starts making escape plans immediately. Though her new parents love her, she can’t deal with the new routines. (FIC LUD)

Waxman, Abbi. “The Garden of Small Beginnings.” When Lilian Girvan became a widow three years ago, her days were dark and crushing, but she’s gotten better. She can now get her girls to school and make it to work in the same day. But when she is signed up by a friend for a gardening class, Lilian begins to see beauty again in her life. (FIC WAX)


De Rosnay, Tatiana and Sam Taylor. “Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier.” A lifelong fan of Daphne du Maurier, Tatiana de Rosnay read the book “Rebecca” over and over again as a child, eventually becoming profoundly influenced by the writer. De Rosnay traces du Maurier’s life from her childhood to her rebellious teen years to the end of her life as a “cantankerous old lady.” (B du Maurier)

Ford, Richard. “Between Them: Remembering My Parents.” A beautiful, intimate look at his own parents as people, Ford shows that all parents have rich lives their children never understand. Their dreams, losses, joys and disappointments are often things that their children never consider while growing up. A vivid portrait of respect and love. (B Ford)

Nesmith, Michael. “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff.” Widely known as a member of The Monkees, Michael Nesmith has lived one of the most interesting lives possible. His single mother invented “liquid paper” when he was growing up in Dallas, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles to join the set of The Monkees, and he tooled around London with Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. But what Nesmith really was looking for was a set of spiritual ideals. (B Nesmith)

Shapiro, Dani. “Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage.” Dani Shapiro reflects on the joys and difficulties of marriage, noting that there comes a point when every woman must reconcile the girl she once was with the person she is now. Shapiro asks questions such as: “What happens to love in the face of the unexpected?” “How do we find grace in the ordinary?” and “Is it possible to commit to forever?” (B Shapiro)


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