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New At The Library: Become 'Clean And Lean' In 30 Days


May 6, 2019

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


Fitzpatrick, Lydia. “Lights All Night Long.” Ilya can’t believe his luck. His host family in Louisiana is nice and the town is better than he imagined. There’s a huge Walmart, bright lights, and TVs every direction he turns. It is the polar opposite of the seedy, drug-filled Russian town Ilya comes from. But he can’t stop worrying about the brother he left behind in Russia who has gone missing. (FIC FIT)

George, Nina. “The Book of Dreams.” It’s been years since Henri has seen his son Sam, but he’s been kept away from home with his job as a war reporter. On his way to see his son, Henri steps into the road, is hit by oncoming traffic, and falls into a coma. Thirteen-year-old Sam sits by his father’s hospital bed every day where he meets two more people fighting for love. (FIC GEO)

McPhail, Diane C. “The Abolitionist’s Daughter.” Judge Matthews runs an illegal school for slaves in Mississippi. His daughter Emily is especially attached to Nathan, an injured young slave, who is being tended by Dr. Charles Slate. Soon Slate asks for Emily’s hand in marriage, but they have little time to settle a home before the Civil War breaks out and tragedy strikes their family. (FIC MCP)

Rooney, Sally. “Normal People.” In high school, Connell is popular while Marianne is a loner. But they have a strong connection that they hide from everyone else. When the go to Trinity College in Dublin, the tables turn. Connell has trouble adjusting and Marianne finds a group of friends right off the bat. Still, their connection remains and they continue to return to one another throughout the years. (FIC ROO)


Brooks, David. “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.” Most of us do what we think we are supposed to in the first part of our lives. We go to school, get a job, buy a house — this is climbing the first mountain. Then at some point we look at our lives and wonder if we are truly happy. At this point, many of us decide to claim a second mountain — one not influenced by others; one filled with meaning. (302 BRO)

Christakis, Nicholas A. “Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society.” The evolution of humans has led to some unfavorable characteristics necessary for survival, such as prejudice and cruelty. But natural selection has also provided humans with a slew of features that could be used to create a good society that benefited everyone, such as love, cooperation, and inventiveness. (576.801 CHR)

McKibben, Bill. “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” Author Bill McKibben issued one of the first warnings about the global warming crisis thirty years ago in his book “The End of Nature.” And while climate change is “shrinking away the space where our civilization can exist” certain technology is threatening to change the human experience altogether. Artificial intelligence and robotics could be dangerous. (909.83 MCK)

Smith, Ian K. “Clean & Lean: 30 Days, 30 Foods, A New You.” Dr. Ian Smith believes losing weight is easy once a person masters three things: eat only real food, engage in intermittent fasting, and exercise the right way. By using the customized eating plans that focus on thirty “clean” foods and implementing the energizing exercise plans Dr. Smith includes in this book, it is possible to lose fifteen pounds in thirty days. (613.25 SMI)


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