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New At The Library: Comedian Hart Faced A Challenging Childhood


July 31, 2017

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


Camerota, Alisyn. “Amanda Wakes Up.” For years, Amanda has barely scraped together enough money to live. Now she has landed her dream job, complete with a six-figure salary, but there are drawbacks. Amanda has to work more hours with people who are also trying to claw their way to the top of the journalism ladder. As her personal life begins to fall apart, Amanda has to decide between her “pressure cooker job” and creating a happy life for herself. (FIC CAM)

Ginder, Grant. “The People We Hate at the Wedding.” The whole crazy clan has to come together when it is time for the “perfect” sister Eloise’s wedding. Pot-smoking mom, Donna; adulterous sister, Alice; and brother Paul, who leads a life filled with drama. Ginder brings to light the beautiful, annoying love between family members. (FIC GIN)

Harrison, Jamie. “The Widow Nash.” When Dulcy Remfrey’s father dies, her privileged life of travel and luxury ends abruptly. And since it is only 1904, the life she expected of marriage, children and wealth disappears also. Dulcy is expected in Seattle, but instead vanishes into a small town in the northern Rockies. Just as it seems she has created a new life as a widow named Mrs. Nash, Dulcy’s past begins to creep in and her life unfurls. (FIC HAR)

Kelly, Erin. “He Said/She Said.” Laura and Kit are in Cornwall to view the solar eclipse. During the quiet, dark moments as the sun disappears, a couple in front of Laura and Kit do something terrible. Laura knows she saw it, but when she confronts them, the couple denies everything. Over a decade later, Laura and Kit face the terrible incident again. (FIC KEL)


Day, John D., M.D. “The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China.” When cardiologist John Day hits a point where he had high blood pressure and cholesterol, he knew he had to make a change. For some time he had been hearing about the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the remote Longevity Village. Many lived to be over one hundred years old. By studying and emulating their community, Day’s health vastly improved. (612.68 DAY)

Hart, Kevin. “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons.” One of the funniest men alive, Kevin Hart’s childhood was anything but laughable. His mother was physically abusive, his brother was a drug dealer, and his father was a crack addict. But it is these early years in Philadelphia that inspired Hart to make a better life through comedy by making others laugh. (B Hart)

Latson, Jennifer. “The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness.” Eli suffers from Williams syndrome which causes him to trust everyone. He is willing to go anywhere with anyone. Journalist Jennifer Latson shares Eli’s amazing kindness and vulnerability. (618.928 LAT)

Newman, M.D., Kurt. “Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine.” After four decades as a ground-breaking pediatric surgeon, Newman makes it clear that children should never be medically treated as adults. Though children have an amazing capacity to heal, their bodies require specific, specialized care for their illnesses. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help parents find the appropriate care for their kids no matter where they live. (B Newman)


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