New At The Library: Authors Provide Varied Voices On Vietnam War


September 11, 2017

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


Boyne, John. “The Heart’s Invisible Furies.” Born to an unwed, teenage mother in a small, conservative Irish town, Cyril is adopted by a wealthy couple in Dublin. And though they don’t really consider Cyril a real part of their family, his new parents do feed and clothe him. As he grows up, Cyril spends his time trying to get to know where he came from, and what that might mean about him as a person. (FIC BOY)

Denfeld, Rene. “The Child Finder.” Five-year-old Madison Culver disappeared into Oregon’s Skookum National Forest when she and her family were picking out a Christmas tree. The parents look to Naomi, a private investigator who has a knack for finding missing children. As Naomi goes deeper into the icy forest to look for Madison, her own shattered past begins to come to the surface, leaving Naomi feeling lost. (FIC DEN)

Pearl, Nancy. “George & Lizzie.” Lizzie’s parents were both psychologists and treated her like an experiment when she was growing up rather than loving her. George’s parents were warm and available. And now that Lizzie and George are married, she is still unhappy while he feels fulfilled. When a deep secret from Lizzie’s past begins to emerge, she will have to learn to love in a way she never has before. (FIC PEA)

Rushdie, Salman. “The Golden House.” Billionaire Nero Golden has moved into an upscale neighborhood in Greenwich Village with his three eccentric sons. One son is agoraphobic, one an exuberant artist, and one is keeping a dark secret that is likely to affect everyone nearby. Rene, the bizarre family’s neighbor, is a filmmaker who forces his way into their lives, threatening to expose everything they’ve worked hard to hide. (FIC RUS)


Brown, Don. “Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth.” Award-winning author Don Brown tells the story of the life of Earth. Using humor and a wild history of scientific facts, Brown explains how this planet went from gas and rock to the orb it is today. Interestingly, today’s earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural events change the landscape just like the ice ages and shifting tectonic plates of the past. (551.7 BRO)

Marton, Kati. “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.” Noel Field was an employee of the U.S. State Department in the 1930s when he was seduced by the secret International Communist Movement. America was in ruin, and Field wanted to “right the political wrongs.” Until he was kidnapped in the 1940s by the KGB, Field spied for Stalin. (B Field)

Rachlin, Benjamin. “Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption.” Willie J. Grimes was convicted in 1988 of first-degree rape and spent 25 years in prison. It took Christine Mumma, co-founder of the Innocence Inquiry Commission in North Carolina, years to show the evidence was mishandled, the testimony was untrustworthy and Grimes was innocent of the crime. (364.15 RAC)

Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns. “The Vietnam War: An Intimate History.” Continuing the excellence of award-winning historical films and books, Ward and Burns explore the repercussions of the Vietnam War. Through insightful interviews the authors compile perspectives of those involved in the war at every level. From America and Vietnam, to soldiers, their families, POWs and protestors, this exploration seeks to understand why the war happened. (959.704 WAR)


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