Axis Diplomats Held At Grove Park Inn

What’s New At The Library?


Last updated 10/12/2020 at 2:45pm

The following books are now available at the Transylvania County Library:


Clapsaddle, Annette Saunooke. “Even As We Breathe.” World War II is seething in Europe when 19-year-old Cowney Sequoyah takes a summer job at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. It is the first step towards escaping his hometown of Cherokee where he feels suffocated. At the Inn, Axis diplomats and their families who are prisoners of war are temporarily housed, and when the daughter of one of the residents disappears, Cowney becomes the main suspect of the girl’s abduction and murder. (FIC CLA)

Mason, Bobbie Ann. “Dear Ann.” Ann is very bright and could have gone to Stanford University for graduate school, but in her younger years, Jimmy was more important to her than anything. He was a misfit just like her and their shared quirkiness made them believe that they had a perfect relationship. But now that Ann is older, she reflects on how different her life might have been had she made different choices. (FIC MAS)

Morelli, Laura. “The Night Portrait.” Leonardo da Vinci painted “Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine” in 1492. The woman who sat for the portrait was the Duke of Milan’s mistress, who was trying to secure her place in the palace. Five hundred years later, a brave woman in Munich works with the Monuments Men team to recover the same portrait from a Nazi leader. Both women’s stories are told simultaneously. (FIC MOR)

Sparks, Nicholas. “The Return.” After an explosion outside of the Afghani hospital where Trevor worked leaves him with “devastating injuries,” he goes to his grandfather’s secluded cabin in New Bern, N.C. He has no intention of falling in love, but then he meets Natalie and everything changes. Trevor and Natalie befriend a young woman named Callie, who holds the secrets to his grandfather’s odd death. (FIC SPA)


Anderson, Scott. “The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War—A Tragedy in Three Acts.” Four American spies fought Communism during the Cold War, but their efforts were obstructed by the very government agencies they worked for. Out of frustration, two quit, one became “the archetype” of an evil spy and the other committed suicide. These four men worked to defend freedom, but ended up abandoned by the government that was supposed to support them. (327.127 AND)

Hager, Jenna Bush. “Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss.” This collection of essays by former first daughter Jenna Hager Bush is a tribute to both sets of grandparents. From George and Barbara Bush, Jenna learned kindness and respect; from her maternal grandparents Harold and Jenna Welch, she learned to cherish the small things in life. Now a mother of three, Bush reflects on the past and looks forward to passing on the life lessons she still holds true. (B Bush)

Sekules, Kate. “Mend!: A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto.” Kate Sekules shares her passion for the deep craft of mending. Whether you want to help heal the planet by fixing what you already wear or you see it as an art form, mending clothes is currently trending. The instructions are clear, easy to follow, and are peppered with funny advice, making it possible for anyone to find ways to fix what they already own. (646.3 SEK)

Shetty, Jay. “Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day.” Despite his family’s disapproval, Jay Shetty graduated from college and went to India to become a monk. Three years later, one of his teachers suggested he try “teaching what he’d learned” in the real world. Shetty began working with people who were trying to find purpose or stop overthinking. Now Shetty is a podcast influencer, teaching what he learned as a monk to guide others to true happiness. (158.1 SHE)


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