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New At The Library: Certain Foods Improve Brain


April 2, 2018

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


Lloyd, Amy. “The Innocent Wife.” After two decades spent in prison for the murder of a young child, Dennis is being released. It turns out he was “wrongly convicted.” His British pen pal, Samantha, fell for Dennis over the course of 20 years and was instrumental in campaigning for his release from prison. Now that Dennis is free, he and Samantha marry, but happiness doesn’t last. Samantha begins to learn that her new husband is not so innocent after all. (FIC LLO)

Lukas, Michael David. “The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.” Joseph’s mother is Jewish and his father Muslim, but he’s never thought much of the differences until a package arrives at his apartment on Berkley’s campus where he studies literature. The package offers insight into generations of both sides of his family and promise an adventure of discovery. Part of the mission is to rescue sacred texts. (FIC LUK)

McKinnon, Hannah Mary. “The Neighbors.” Twenty years ago, Abby’s brother died in a car accident in a vehicle she was driving. She never forgave herself and pushed her greatest love, Liam, away. Now Abby is struggling with her past. She is married to the man who saved her from the wreck, but was unable to save her brother. And by crazy coincidence, Abby’s old love Liam has just moved into the neighborhood as memories begin to flood forth bringing painful guilt. (FIC MCK)

Tamirat, Nafkote. “The Parking Lot Attendant.” A commune built upon utopian ideals is not the welcoming place a girl and her father who are Ethiopian immigrants hope it might be. But when hustler and schemer Ayale shows up, the young girl is influenced while her father is dismayed. (FIC TAM)


Abouzeid, Rania. “No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria.” Based on the personal stories of four people searching for safety in war-torn Syria, journalist Rania Abouzeid exposes the tragedy and drama faced each day in their country. From the formation of ISIS to Assad’s prisons, Abouzeid brings readers deep inside. (956.91 ABO)

Lugavere, Max. “Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life.” When Max Lugavere’s mother was diagnosed with dementia, he began researching the connection between diet and brain function. After interviewing doctors and scientists around the world, Lugavere learned what we eat has a direct impact on our brain’s ability to function. Suggestions for eliminating brain fog and improving brain health are included. (612.82 LUG)

Selengut, Becky. “How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond — with Recipes.” To cook well, it is imperative to understand how to use certain tastes to enhance other ingredients. Becky Selengut explores sweet, bitter and bite, among others, to examine principles of taste. (641.5973 SEL)

Unger, Miles J. “Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World.” A neglectful, impoverished childhood did not stop Pablo Picasso from pushing the art world past previously acceptable boundaries. Powered by opium and alcohol, Picasso began “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” his most disturbing masterpiece while fueling cubism, a rebellious and powerful art movement in the twentieth century. (759.4 UNG)


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