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What's New At The Library: Handmaids Revolt Weakens Republic Of Gilead


September 23, 2019

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


Atwood, Margaret. “The Testaments.” The events in this story take place over a decade after the theocracy of The Republic of Gilead was established. The government is beginning to “rot from within” and the once quiet revolts led by the Handmaids grow louder and more potent. Now the next generation of women steps up as they come of age during a transition of a failing government. (FIC ATW)

Ramzipoor, E.R. “On the Same Page.” Based on the true story of a group of journalists who risked everything to sabotage the Nazi’s. When their underground anti-Regime newspaper is discovered, they are told that either they begin writing Nazi propaganda to turn the public against the Allies or be put to death. Instead of doing as they are told, the journalists poke fun at Hilter and his party. (FIC RAM)

Rao, Mahesh. “Polite Society.” Ania spends most of her days in Delhi bored out of her mind, but match-making gives her a bit of entertainment. Having recently found love for her aunt, Ania is now focused on her dowdy friend Dimple. But the arrival of her aunt’s American nephew stirs up the city’s social scene as well as Ania’s heart. Will she be able to unravel her feelings for this man? (FIC RAO)

Sykes, S.D. “The Bone Fire.” Oswald de Lacy knows the only place to keep his wife and son safe from the black plague is in Eden, his friend’s castle. But as soon as his family settles in, a bizarre murder occurs and he realizes the castle isn’t any safer than the plague-ridden land outside. Oswald decides he must sift through the strange castle’s inhabitants to find the killer before he strikes again. (M FIC SYK)


Horowitz, Alexandra. “Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond.” There is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog. It doesn’t matter if we’ve had a bad day or don’t brush our hair or sit on the couch and binge watch Netflix for an entire weekend. Alexandra Horowitz explores the unique relationship humans have with their canines and how that bond brings happiness that cannot be found in any other connection. (636.7 HOR)

Osho. “A Course in Meditation: A 21-Day Workout for Your Consciousness.” Modern life can be over-whelming. It is filled with noise, bustling activity, and never-ending obligations. No wonder people find it hard to enjoy the moment. But this course in meditation offers twenty-one different meditations to help everyone learn to stay in the present and enjoy all of the goodness and beauty life has to offer. (299.93 OSH)

Schlossberg, Tatiana. “Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have.” The broader understanding of climate change is that fossil fuels are causing a rapid increase in global temperature, leading to rising sea levels and monster storms. New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg explains how our “convenience culture” is impacting the change in climate just as much. (363.7 SCH)

Zheutlin, Peter. “The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels with Albie: An American Journey.” In the same vein as John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Peter Zheutlin and his rescue dog Albie travel nine thousand miles across country to see what this country is really all about. Along the way they meet a cast of characters who are kind, open, and giving. Zheutlin reflects on his 65 years of life as they travel. (917.3 ZHE)


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