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Neuroscientist Tells How To Live Into The 90s

What’s New At The Library


January 27, 2020

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


Dorsey, Tim. “Naked Came the Florida Man.” Serge A. Storms is on his last road trip in his ‘69 Plymouth with Colman riding shotgun, this time to check out some cemeteries. They stop at a grave site from the Great Hurricane of 1928 as well as the final resting place of Flipper the Dolphin before landing at “a haunted old sugar field.” Something’s fishy though and Serge smells the “Naked Florida man.” (M FIC DOR)

Ellison, J.T. “Good Girls Lie.” If you are wealthy and important, you send your daughter to The Goode School, better known as Silent Ivy. With its long-held traditions and strict honor code, the school is known for turning out girls who thrive in Ivy League colleges. But there are a lot of secrets and hidden broken rules, including a new girl, a popular, dead student, and rumors of murder. Or was it suicide? (FIC ELL)

Napolitano, Ann. “Dear Edward.” Twelve-year-old Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills 183 other passengers, including his parents and brother. Edward grapples with overwhelming grief and survivors guilt as he tries to navigate how to live in the world after such a tragedy. And while he feels like part of him is still in the sky, Edward knows he has to find a way to live again. (FIC NAP)

Reid, Kiley. “Such a Fun Age.” Emira is out late shopping in an expensive grocery store with the young child she baby-sits when the store’s security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping the toddler. Emira is black and the child is white. A store patron films the incident, posts it on social media, and it blows up immediately. Emira is humiliated and the child’s mother is furious that anyone could be so mistreated. (FIC REI)


Chambers, Cassie. “Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains.” It takes brains, determination and raw grit to graduate from Havard Law School and Cassie Chambers gives credit to the women in her life for the grit. Chambers’s family is from the Appalachian Mountains in one of the poorest counties in Kentucky where women deal with hardship every day of their lives. (B Chambers)

Levitin, Daniel J. “Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives.” It’s a long-held belief that with aging comes cognitive decline and decreasing joy, but Daniel Levitin has debunked this theory through his research as a neuroscientist. He now can prove there are certain things individuals can do to enjoy their lives well into their nineties and he reveals those strategies in this book. (612.82 LEV)

Murphy, Kate. “You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why it Matters.” How is it possible in a world where we are more connected than ever through television, international travel and social media that we also find ourselves more isolated and lonely? Author Kate Murphy uses psychology, sociology, and neuroscience to show the biggest cause of loneliness — we have forgotten how to really listen when others speak. (153.68 MUR)

Olsen, Gregg. “If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood.” Children are born helpless, so the love and protection of their caregivers is vital. But for Tori, Nikki, and Sami their mother was an abuser who trapped the three sisters in a home where the daily schedule included mental terror and torture. Were it not for the unbreakable bond of the girls, none of them would have survived. (364.152 OLS)


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