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What’s New At The Library


October 7, 2019

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


“Invisible As Air.” Sylvie was a great wife and mother. Her house was neat, dinner was on the table when her husband arrived home from work, and she was an active PTA member. But, if Sylvie was honest, her life felt empty. On the anniversary of her infant daughter’s death, she takes one of her husband’s left-over opioids. Just one to take the edge off. Well. Maybe two... (FIC FIS)

Oates, Joyce Carol. “Pursuit.” Abby truly loves Willem, but 24 hours after their wedding, she steps out into traffic and suffers serious injuries. Willem has no idea if Abby meant to step in front of the oncoming vehicles or if she was just not paying attention. For the first time in her life, Abby begins to open up about the demons in her past: a drugged-out father, a helpless mother, and no way out. (M FIC OAT)

Patchell, Ann. “The Dutch House.” At the end of World War II, Cyril buys The Dutch House, an estate outside of Philadelphia that catapults his family from poverty to wealth. But the purchase is also the beginning of “the undoing of everyone and everything he loves.” As adults, Cyril’s children Danny and Maeve are thrown back into poverty and have to fend for themselves after a life of privilege. (FIC PAT)

Woodson, Jacqueline. “Red at the Bone.” The dress Melody is wearing for her coming of age party has a sentimental past. It was originally sewn for her mother to wear at her own party; a party that never happened. Woodson weaves together the past and the present to explore gentrification, hard work, bad luck, and the randomness of timing to show how families are tied through more than blood. (FIC WOO)


Grazer, Brian. “Face to Face: the Art of Connection.” Author and Hollywood producer Brian Grazer explores why in-person communication can change a person’s life in very positive ways, much more so than via technology. Being able to look someone in the eye and respond to not only their words, but also their inflection, gesticulations and body language aids in understanding humans on a deeper level. (158.2 GRA)

Derick Lugo. “The Unlikely Tru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey,” A city boy and standup comedian, Lugo had never been on a regular hike, never mind the 2184.2 miles of the Appalachian Trail. But when work dried up and he wasn’t sure what to do with his spare time, Lugo hit the trail and hiked every bit of it. Along the way he learned much about himself and others, and became known as “Mr. Fabulous.” (796.51 LUG)

Natterson-Horowitz, Bar-bara. “Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals.” Evolutionary biologist Natterson-Horowitz has discovered that the adolescent phase of risk-taking spans the animal kingdom, not just humans. In an attempt to gain independence and learn about the world, all animals go through a period of odd behavior. A whale, hyena, wolf, and penguin are surveyed. (591.5 NAT)

Snowden, Edward “Permanent Record.” Edward Snowden assisted in building the system he eventually helped take down; a system of mass surveillance. When Snowden realized that all American citizens could potentially have their private lives pried into, he broke with the Intelligence community and exposed the American government’s ability to secretly gain access to everyone’s phone and email records. (B Snowden)


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