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New At The Library: Working With Nature Can 'Replenish' Water Supplies


December 4, 2017

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


Hill, Joe. “Strange Weather.” Four Short Novels. Joe Hill is considered one of the best current horror writers and this four novella collection is no exception. In “Rain,” the sky suddenly opens in Colorado, spewing down nails that shred the skin of anyone outdoors. When the phenomenon spreads around the world, people turn against one another as the apocalyptic event escalates. And in “Snapshot” a thug has a Polaroid camera that erases memories of any person he takes a picture of, and he takes a lot of pictures. (FIC HIL)

Hunter, Megan. “The End We Start From.” In the near future, London is under water and there are no signs that it will be receding anytime soon. A woman who has just given birth to her first child must leave their home to find a safe place to live. Though the mother and her baby travel through dangerous areas, the woman’s fear and desperation do not affect the infant growing into a thriving, content child. (FIC HUN)

Ignatius, David. “The Quantum Spy.” Who will win the race to build the world’s first quantum machine; a machine that can break any code and destroy any encryption? Will it be the United States? Or will China get there first? When America’s quantum research labs are compromised by a Chinese mole, CIA officer Chang pursues his target in a frenetic, world-wide chase that exposes deep and deadly secrets. (FIC IGN)

Sims, George. “The End of the Web.” Leo is married when he falls for the beautiful and much younger Judy. His wife has figured out he is an adulterer, but when Leo and Judy end up dead, she comes to his defense, refusing to believe he killed Judy and himself. This is a fast-paced thriller. (M FIC SIM)


Lancaster, Bridget. “Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia.” The TV Hosts of America’s Test Kitchen Share Their Favorite Recipes for Feeding Family and Friends. The goal that Bridget and Julia had for this collection of recipes is to show at-home-cooks how to “wow a crowd” with minimal effort. Using clearly outlined shortcuts, these America’s Test Kitchen chefs will show how to make stuffed mushrooms with boursin and Prosciutto, among other delicious dishes. (641.5 LAN)

Manseau, Peter. “The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost.” On the brink of civil war, Americans were looking for something uplifting to focus on and they found that in photographer William Mumler. Mumler’s photographs always included a spirit of a long lost loved one standing beside the person being photographed. Everyone was intrigued, including the wealthy. Mary Lincoln Todd was a client. (133.9 MAN)

Morstein, Mona. “Master Your Diabetes: A Comprehensive, Integrative Approach for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.” Living with diabetes is a daily struggle many Ameri-cans endure. Whether it is Type 1 or Type 2, Dr. Morstein has suggestions that can help those who live with the disease enjoy an active and full life. (616.462 MOR)

Postel, Sandra. “Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.” Water projects in New Mexico and China are just two examples of positive efforts to work with the natural cycle of water rather than against it. Postel believes it is imperative all future efforts should work with nature. (333.91 POS)


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