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Eleanor Roosevelt: 'Voice Of The Voiceless'

What’s New At The Library?


Last updated 11/16/2020 at 3:58pm

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


Banville, John. “Snow.” When the parish priest of County of Wexford is found dead in the family home of the aristocratic Osbornes, Detective Inspector St. John Strafford steps in to solve the mystery. It is a tight-knit community and while the massive snowstorm makes everything more difficult to navigate, so do the people Strafford tries to speak to. Things get out-of-hand when the deputy goes missing. (M FIC BAN)

Doctorow, Cory. “Attack Surface.” Masha gets paid an “obscene” amount of money to work for a transnational cybersecurity firm as a counterterrorism operative. It involves some hacking, which is both exhilarating and incredibly dangerous, but Masha is playing both sides of the coin and things get increasingly dangerous. When the “hacks and exploits” she created are directed at the people she loves, Masha knows she has to quit the hazardous, deadly game she has been playing. (FIC DOC)

Ekwuyasi, Francesca. “Butter Honey Pig Bread.” A Nigerian mother and her two daughters are unable to maintain a relationship after one sister, Kehinde, suffers a traumatic event that causes her to move and cut off contact.

The other sister, Taiye, follows suit and runs away in an attempt to deal with the guilt she carries because of Kehinde’s experience. Ten years later the girls return home to their mother to face their wounds and move forward. (FIC EKU)


Alter, Jonathan. “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life.” When Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States, he was ridiculed for his upbringing in a home without electricity and running water and the way in which he kindly and quietly worked for peace between Israel and Egypt. And though the bad economy of the 1970s ultimately led to him being a one-term president, Carter did amazing things while in office and after leaving built houses for the poor and eradicated diseases, even winning a Nobel Prize for humanitarianism. (B Carter)

Kluger, Dan. “Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly.” Dan Kluger, a James Beard award-winning chef, is recognized for his unique flavorful dishes, and in this, his first cookbook, he teaches home chefs how to “cook fearlessly.” Kluger builds distinct flavors in dishes called Building Blocks of Flavor. He thoroughly explains this technique along with special kitchen skills and almost 200 recipes, including corn soup with spiced popcorn and fluke sashimi with dried tomatoes, strawberries and olives. (641.5 KLU)

Michaelis, David. “Eleanor.” It has been 60 years since a biography about Eleanor Roosevelt’s life has been published, and David Michaelis’s writing imparts the most personal account of the former First Lady ever. Though Eleanor and husband Franklin did not have a happy marriage, they were supportive of one another’s individuality. While he ran the country, she was the “voice of the voiceless” and “the architect of international human rights.” (B Roosevelt)


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