Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, April 21, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.
Collectors Corner: We are still celebrating Derby Month with more books on Kentucky and horse racing.
For the horse lovers and racing fans, we have VETERINARY NOTES FOR HORSE OWNERS by Captain Horace Hayes (1968, $2); CHAMPIONS: THE LIVES, TIMES AND PAST PERFORMANCES OF THE 20TH CENTURY’S GREATEST THOROUGHBREDS from the Daily Racing Forum (2000, $3); THE FIRST CENTURY: DAILY RACING FORM CHRONICLES 100 YEARS OF THOROUGHBRED RACING by Joe Hirsch (1996, $2); WILD RIDE: THE TRAGIC RISE AND FALL OF CALUMET FARM by Hagedorn Auerbach (1994, $2); REMEMBERING THE DERBY by Jim Bolus (1994, $2); THE KENTUCKY DERBY 1875-1985 ($2); and an official program of the Kentucky Derby Festival from 2014 ($1). Also, the singing of Stephen Foster’s ballad My Old Kentucky Home is an unforgettable part of the Derby. We have A TREASURY OF STEPHEN FOSTER with illustrations by William Sharp and historical notes by John Howard (1946, $2), a songbook of 15 of his favorite works (1964, $1.50) and THE SWANEE RIVER AND A BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN FOSTER by Fletcher Hodges (1958, $1).
We have many more books on Kentucky history: ON BENDED KNEES: THE TRUE STORY OF THE NIGHT RIDER TOBACCO WAR IN KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE by Bill Cunningham (1983, $2); BOONESBOROUGH ATTACK by Charles Hayes (signed by the author, 2014, $2); BORDER WARS: THE CIVIL WAR IN TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY, edited by Kent Dollar, Larry Whiteaker and Calvin Dickinson (2015, $3); ON-THE-ROAD HISTORIES: KENTUCKY by Brad Asher (2007, $2); WESTWARD ADVENTURE: THE TRUE STORIES OF SIX PIONEERS by William Steele (1962, $2); THE ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI: PLACE OF PEACE AND PARADOX by Dianne Aprile (1998, $2); THE VOICE OF THE FRONTIER: JOHN BRADFORD’S NOTES ON KENTUCKY, edited by Thomas Clark (1993, $2); A KENTUCKY SAMPLER: ESSAYS FROM THE FILSON CLUB QUARTERLY 1926-1976, edited by Lowell Harrison & Nelson Dawson (1977, $2); RIVERS OF AMERICA: THE CUMBERLAND by James McCague (1973, $2); OLD KENTUCKY COUNTRY by Clark McMeekin (1957, $2); CITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH: TWO CENTURIES OF URBAN LIFE IN KENTUCKY by Allen Sharpe (signed by the author, 1982, $2); WOMEN IN KENTUCKY by Helen Irvin (signed by the author, 1979, $2); RELIGION IN ANTEBELLUM KENTUCKY by John Boles (1976, $2); KENTUCKY TIDBITS by Robert Powell (1989, $1); PISGAH AND HER PEOPLE: 1784-1934 by Pastor William Shewmaker (history of a church in Woodford County, 1984, $4); KENTUCKY IMPRESSIONS with photography by Adam Jones (2004, $2); OVER KENTUCKY: 40 YEARS OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Billy Davis (1981, $2); BARNEY COWHERD: PHOTOGRAPHER by Bill Strode (1975, $2); THE OHIO RIVER DIVISION, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: THE HISTORY OF A CENTRAL COMMAND by Leland Johnson (signed by the author, 1992, $3); and STANDING UP FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: THE STRUGGLE FOR LEGAL ABORTION IN KENTUCKY by Fran Ellers (2008, $5).
In Biography, look for: THE CAUDILLS OF THE CUMBERLANDS: ANNE’S STORY OF LIFE WITH HARRY by Terry Cummins (signed by the author, 2013, two unread copies at $5 each); LOUISVILLE’S INVISIBLE BENEFACTOR: THE LIFE STORY OF JAMES GRAHAM BROWN by Dorothy Park (1978, $2); KENTUCKE AND THE ADVENTURES OF COL. DANIEL BOONE by John Filson (1934, $3.50); SHANTYBOAT JOURNAL by Harlan Hubbard (1994, $2); THE MISADVENTURES OF JACK FLACK: GROWING UP IN CRESCENT HILL IN THE 1940’S by Mike Smith (2002, $2); A LITTLE BETTER THAN PLUMB: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A HOUSE by Henry and Janice Holt Giles (1995, $2); A MAN FROM APPALACHIA by Larry Soos (1999, $1.50); KISS YOUR ELBOW: A KENTUCKY MEMOIR by Deanna O’Daniel (2010, $2); and JENNY WILEY: PIONEER MOTHER AND BORDERLAND HEROINE by Henry Scalf (1964, $1).
As for the city of Louisville, we have: LOUISVILLE SCENES by Caroline Williams (1970, $2); MIRACLES BY THE MILLIONS: 50 YEARS OF THE WHAS CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN (2003, $2.50); FAITH AND MISSION: PARISH HISTORIES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOUISVILLE 1808-2008 (2008, $2); AN AMERICAN HOLY LAND: A HISTORY OF THE ARCHDIOCES OF LOUISVILLE by Clyde Crews (signed by the author, 1987, $3); also by Crews but unsigned, THE FAITHFUL IMAGE: GLIMPSES OF THE 200 YEAR HISTORY OF KENTUCKY CATHOLICS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOUISVILLE (1986, $2) and HALLOWED GROUND: LOUISVILLE’S HISTORIC CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (2002, $2); TRIUMPH AT THE FALLS: THE LOUISVILLE AND PORTLAND CANAL by Leland Johnson and Charles Parrish (2007, $2); LOVE’S HOME: THE WORKS AND WONDERS OF ST. JOSEPH’S CHILDREN’S HOME by Glenn Rutherford (signed by the author, 2002, $2); and PLACE GIVES RISE TO SPIRIT: WRITERS ON LOUISVILLE, edited by Kathleen Driskell (signed by the editor and some of the writers, including Sena Jeter Naslund, Lee Pennington, Jack Helm and more, 2001, $5). We also have three University of Louisville Yearbooks: 1944, 1947 and 1949 priced at $2 each.
Poetry & Literature are represented too: QUARRIED CRYSTAL AND OTHER POEMS by Mary Eudy (signed by the author, 1935, $4.50); EARTH AND NEW EARTH by Cale Rice (1916, $2); THE KENTUCKY ANTHOLOGY: 200 YEARS OF WRITING IN THE BLUE GRASS STATE, edited by Wade Hall (2005, $2); TAPS TILL REVEILLE by George Wallace (1895, $4); THE VIEW FROM PLUM LICK by David Dick (signed by the author, 1992, $2); THE REQUIEM ROSE by James Markert (signed by the author, 2010, $4); ONE SIZE FITS ALL AND OTHER FABLES by Liz Curtis Higgs (signed by the author, 1993, $2); OLD BURNSIDE by Harriette Simpson Arnow (1977, $2); TRAGEDY AT DEVIL’S HOLLOW AND OTHER KENTUCKY GHOST STORIES by Michael Henson (1984, $2); A JESSE STUART READER (1963, $2); and KINFOLKS: THE WILGUS STORIES by Gurney Norman (1977, $1).
I will end with crafts and gardening: REFLECTIONS OF THE SPIRIT: JAPANESE GARDENS IN AMERICA by Maggie Oster (1993, $2); FRED WICHE’S GARDENING ALMANAC (signed by the author, 1988, $2); KENTUCKY QUILTS by John Finley (1982, $2); SIMPLE BEAUTY: THE SHAKERS IN AMERICA by William Ketchum (1996, $2); and KENTUCKY CRAFTS: HANDMADE AND HEARTFELT by Phyllis George (1989, $2).
On the Special Sale Table: It’s time for Thunder over Louisville and our Annual Fiction Sale. We have amazing authors like John Updike & Cormac McCarthy, Nicholas Sparks & Philip Roth, Anne Tyler & Anne Rivers Siddons, John Grisham & John Le Carre and many, many more, all selling at 50 cents hardback and 25 cents paperback. Any books in the Choice Selections Fiction from our last sale will sell at a 50% discount as well. We’ll bring out all our extra copies for maximum selection. If you are a fiction fan, you won’t want to miss this sale.
Choice Selections Mystery, Classics, Science Fiction and Fantasy: BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME: 13 TALES OF VILLAINY, edited by Ameriie; INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins; DOWN A DARK ROAD by Linda Castillo; CARIBBEAN RIM by Randy Wayne White; PARADISE VALLEY by C. J. Box; COLD WELCOME by Elizabeth Moon; THE PEOPLE VS. ALEX CROSS by James Patterson; NIGHT MOVES by Jonathan Kellerman; TWO NIGHTS by Kathy Reichs; and THE KNIGHT OF MAISON-ROUGE by Alexandre Dumas.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: REMINGTON: THE COMPLETE PRINTS by Peggy and Harold Samuels; PEACE IN THE POST-CHRISTIAN ERA and A BOOK OF HOURS by Thomas Merton; THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT: THE BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS by Elizabeth Warren; ART FOR MINDFULNESS: GEOMETRICS by Andy Paciorek; ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS COLORING BOOK from Creative Haven; CHICAGO’S FABULOUS FOUNTAINS by Greg Borzo with photos by Julia Thiel; BIRDS AND FLOWERS OF THE FIFTY STATES: A COLLECTION OF U.S. COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS from the U.S. Postal Service (contains a mint condition shrink-wrapped set of the 50 stamps with 50 stamp mounts); DO UNTO ANIMALS: A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO HOW ANIMALS LIVE AND HOW WE CAN MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER by Tracey Stewart; and KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann.
Animals & Pets: PERSONALITIES ON THE PLATE: THE LIVES & MINDS OF THE ANIMALS WE EAT by Barbara King; BEARS OF THE WORLD by Terry Domico; FARM ANIMALS: YOUR GUIDE TO RAISING LIVESTOCK by Jeanie Peck-Whiting; CREATURES OF THE KINGDOM: STORIES OF ANIMALS AND NATURE by James Michener; and BAD CAT by Jim Edgar.
Art: GUSTAV KLIMT by Alessandra Comini; MASTERS OF ART: PICASSO by Stefano Loria; a very nice set of 13 color postcards of famous art sealed in plastic for $2.00; and ART DECO by Eva Weber.
Automobiles: MERCEDES-BENZ: PERFECTION IN LUXURY AND ENGINEERING,ROLLS ROYCE & BENTLEY: CLASSIC ELEGANCE and FERRARI: THE ULTIMATE DREAM MACHINE by Paul Cockerham; ULTIMATE HARLEY-DAVIDSON and THE ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLE BOOK by Hugo Wilson; THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF CROSS-SECTIONS: SEE INSIDE CARS, TRAINS, TRUCKS, SHIPS, PLANES, SPACECRAFT & MORE, edited by Dorian Davies; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MOTORCYCLING by George Bishop; and AMERICA ON WHEELS: TALES AND TRIVIA OF THE AUTOMOBILE by Mark Smith and Naomi Black.
Biography: MY LIVES by Roseanne Arnold; BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN: THE LIFE AND HARD TIMES OF CHUCK BERRY by Bruce Pegg; MATHEW BRADY: HIS LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHS by George Sullivan; LET US TALK OF MANY THINGS: THE COLLECTED SPEECHES by William F. Buckley, Jr.; JAMES DEAN: 50 YEARS AGO by Dennis Stock; GALILEO GALILEI: FIRST PHYSICIST by James MacLachlan; THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE by Elaine Showalter; JAMES JOYCE: A NEW BIOGRAPHY by Gordon Bowker; THE FRONTIERSMEN, Allan Eckert’s masterful telling of the life of my ancestor Simon Kenton; THE WORLD OF ROGER TORY PETERSON by John Devlin; LITTLE RICHARD: THE BIRTH OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL by David Kirby; THE TIES THAT BIND: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, A TO E TO Z, edited by Gary Graff; TRUMAN by David McCullough; and TROUBLEMAKER: A MEMOIR FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE SIXTIES by Bill Zimmerman.
Christian Fiction: THE REVELATION, THE SACRIFICE, THE POSTCARD, THE PRODIGAL, THE COVENANT and THE BETRAYAL by Beverly Lewis.
Classics: THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald; LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI by Mark Twain; AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION by Thomas Malthus; THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston; THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO by Marx & Engels; THE ANNOTATED WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau; 1984 and ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell; FIVE GREAT SHORT STORIES by Anton Chekov; MOBY DICK and PIERRE by Herman Melville; SELECTED PROSE AND POEMS OF RUDYARD KIPLING; THE JUNGLE by Upton Sinclair; STEPPENWOLF, SIDDHARTHA and BENEATH THE WHEEL by Hermann Hesse; HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY by Richard Llewellyn; A PASSAGE TO INDIA by E. M. Forster; NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen; THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL by Oscar Wilde; IN OUR TOWN by Damon Runyon; COLLECTED WORKS by Stephen Crane; THE AWAKENING by Kate Chopin; THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck; and THE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE by Alexandre Dumas.
Cookbooks: ROSE’S HEAVENLY CAKES by Rose Beranbaum; SPICE & ICE: 60 TONGUE-TINGLING COCKTAILS by Kara Newman; ROAST CHICKEN AND OTHER STORIES by Simon Hopkinson; A GOURMET’S GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS AND TRUFFLES by Jacqui Hurst; BREAD ALONE: BOLD FRESH LOAVES FROM YOUR OWN HANDS by Daniel Leader; BOOK OF SPICES by Marie-Francoise Valery; and THE CRACKER KITCHEN by Janis Owens.
Crafts, Hobbies & DIY: HOME BUILDING AND WOODWORKING IN COLONIAL AMERICA by Keith Wilbur; POOLS & SPAS: IDEAS FOR PLANNING, DESIGNING AND LANDSCAPING by Fran Donegan; and THE VICTORIAN CABINET-MAKER’S ASSISTANT from Blackie & Sons, with 417 original furniture designs.
Economics: THE ROAD TO SERFDOM by F. A. Hayek.
Entertainment: MIXED NUTS: AMERICA’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH COMEDY TEAMS FROM BURNS & ALLEN TO BELUSHI & AYKROYD by Lawrence Epstein.
Fantasy: MAGE OF CLOUDS, HOLDER OF LIGHTNING and HEIR OF STONE by S. L. Farrell; MIRROR, MIRROR by Gregory Maguire; HARD MAGIC by Larry Correia;
Fiction: ANTHEM and ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand; DROOD by Dan Simmons; STRANGE PILGRIMS by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; CANADA by Richard Ford; A FINE BALANCE by Rohinton Mistry; THE ONE-FOOT JOURNEY by Richard Morais; THE SELLOUT, winner of the Man Booker prize, by Paul Beatty; THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA by Philip Roth; NEW YORK by Edward Rutherford; and THE JAPANESE LOVER by Isabel Allende.
Foreign Language: CHINESE IN A FLASH with 448 Chinese character flash cards, by Phillip Lee and ROSETTA STONE LEVEL 1 CHINESE MANDARIN (contains 2 CDs, user’s guide and textbook).
Gardening & Botany: MUSHROOMS AND OTHER FUNGI by Aurel Dermek and CONTAINER GARDENING THROUGH THE YEAR by Malcolm Hillier.
History: 1493: UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED by Charles Mann; THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Antony Beevor; A VANISHED WORLD: MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS AND JEWS IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN by Chris Lowney; DOGFIGHT: THE GREATEST AIR DUELS OF WORLD WAR II, edited by Tony Holmes; INTO AFRICA: THE EPIC ADVENTURES OF STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE by Martin Dugard; THE SPANISH ARMADA: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE AGAINST ENGLAND 1588 by Angus Konstam; A HIGHER CALL: THE TRUE STORY OF COMBAT AND CHIVALRY IN THE WAR-TORN SKIES OF WORLD WAR II by Adam Makos; FIRE & STONE: THE SCIENCE OF FORTRESS WARFARE 1660-1860 by Christopher Duffy; EYEWITNESS: 150 YEARS OF PHOTOJOURNALISM by Richard Lacayo and George Russell; THE CULT OF ELIZABETH: ELIZABETHAN PORTRAITURE AND PAGEANTRY by Roy Strong; AVIATION CENTURY: THE EARLY YEARS by Ron Dick and Dan Patterson; THE WORLD’S GREATEST AIRCRAFT by Christopher Chant; THE AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I by Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall; PICTURE HISTORY OF AVIATION ON LONG ISLAND 1908-1938 by George Dade; THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN SCANDAL: FROM 1600 TO THE PRESENT by George Kohn; DRINK: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF AMERICA by Andrew Barr; THE GREAT MATCH RACE: WHEN NORTH MET SOUTH IN AMERICA’S FIRST SPORTS SPECTACLE by John Eisenberg; WEAPONS: DESIGNING THE TOOLS OF WAR by Jason Richie; THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE by Gordon Thomas and Max Witts; THE BLAIR YEARS by Alastair Campbell; THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD AIR POWER, edited by Bill Gunston; HUNDRED DAYS: THE CAMPAIGN THAT ENDED WORLD WAR I by Nick Lloyd; THE PROUD TOWER: A PORTRAIT OF THE WORLD BEFORE WAR 1890-1914 by Barbara Tuchman; EASTERN FRONT COMBAT: THE GERMAN SOLDIER IN BATTLE FROM STALINGRAD TO BERLIN, edited by Hans Wijers; MY COUNTRY AND MY PEOPLE by Lin Yutang; LEE AND GRANT by Gene Smith; THE BRITISH: A PORTRAIT OF AN INDOMITABLE ISLAND PEOPLE by Norman Gelb; CHINESE CAVALCADE by Kwan Kim-Gaul; MERCHANT, SOLDIER, SAGE: A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THREE CASTES by David Priestland; THE CHALICE & THE BLADE by Riane Eisler; FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS by James Bradley; TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Doris Kearns Goodwin; BAPTIZED IN BLOOD: THE RELIGION OF THE LOST CAUSE 1865-1920 by Charles Wilson; THE SEARCH FOR THE PANCHEN LAMA by Isabel Hilton; TO AMERICA: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS OF AN HISTORIAN by Stephen Ambrose; SAMURAI: THE SAGA OF JAPAN’S GREATEST FIGHT PILOT by Saburo Sakai; VANISHED SMILE: THE MYSTERIOUS THEFT OF MONA LISA by R. A. Scotti; THE STARS AND THE STRIPES: THE AMERICAN FLAG AS ART AND HISTORY FROM THE BIRTH OF THE REPUBLIC TO THE PRESENT by Boleslaw and Marie-Louise Mastai; COLONIAL CRAFTSMEN AND THE BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN INDUSTRYand COLONIAL LIVING by Edwin Tunis; MONUMENTS TO THE LOST CAUSE: WOMEN, ART AND THE LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN MEMORY, edited by Cynthia Mills; JAPANESE CASTLES 250-1540 and JAPANESE CASTLES 1540-1640 by Stephen Turnbull; THE MASK OF COMMAND, FIELDS OF BATTLE: THE WARS FOR NORTH AMERICA and THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR by John Keegan; CONFEDERATES IN THE ATTIC: DISPATCHES FROM THE UNFINISHED CIVIL WAR by Tony Horwitz; A SACRED CIRCLE: THE DILEMMA OF THE INTELLECTUAL IN THE OLD SOUTH 1840-1860 and THE REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING: DEATH AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR by Drew Faust; A GREAT IMPROVISATION: FRANKLIN, FRANCE AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICA by Stacy Schiff; WORLDLY GOODS: A NEW HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE by Lisa Jardine; 1776 and THE GREAT BRIDGE: THE EPIC STORY OF THE BUILDING OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE by David McCullough; THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON: THE BRITISH INVASION OF 1814 by Anthony Pitch; THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL WAR USAGE: AN ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF THE EVERYDAY LANGUAGE OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS by Webb Garrison; and THE GENERALS: AMERICAN MILITARY COMMAND FROM WORLD WAR II TO TODAY by Thomas Ricks.
Horror: THE LOCH and PHOBOS: MAYAN FEAR by Steve Alten.
Humor & Commentary: WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES and ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris; COMPUTING: A DICTIONARY FOR WEB SURFERS, NUMBER CRUNCHERS AND SPACE-ALIEN ZAPPERS by Henry Beard (dated, but still funny for people like me); and THE BOOK OF MOE from the Simpsons Library of Wisdom.
Kentuckiana: THE THINGS WE DON’T FORGET: VIEWS FROM REAL LIFE by Dianne Aprile.
Large Print: KRAKATOA: THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED by Simon Winchester.
Law: JUSTICE: A READER, edited by Michael Sandel.
Medicine: THE HEALING HERBS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE CURATIVE POWERS OF NATURE’S MEDICINES by Michael Castleman.
Music: JAZZ: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MUSIC by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward.
Mystery: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF GEORGIANNA DARCY: A PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MYSTERY by Regina Jeffers; THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins; MURDER AT THE ABA by Isaac Asimov; and THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY by Timothy O’Brien.
Also, we have many, many cozies for you: COOKING UP TROUBLE, IF COOKS COULD KILL, TO CATCH A COOK and TOO MANY COOKS by Joanne Pence; TO A TEA by Vera Dodge; TEA ROOM FOR TWO by Susan Davis; TEA ROSE by Erin Marshall; CROSS-STITCH BEFORE DYING: AN EMBROIDERY MYSTERY by Amanda Lee; and in Emily Brightwell’s Victorian mysteries with Mrs. Jeffries: MRS. JEFFRIES SALLIES FORTH, SERVES AT SIX, TAKES TEA AT THREE, PLEADS THE FIFTH, SERVES TWO, TAKES A SECOND LOOK and LEARNS THE TRADE.
True Crime: BLACK MASS: WHITEY BULGER, THE FBI AND A DEVIL’S DEAL by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.
New & Notable: THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan; THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER, two issues of a weird and humorous magazine, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016; SPRINGS OF INDIAN WISDOM, a small, beautifully illustrated book with quotes from Gandhi, Tagore and more; THE DAY OF THE DEAD AND OTHER MORTAL REFLECTIONS by F. Gonzalez-Crussi; THE KLUTZ BOOK OF INVENTIONS: WHERE BRILLIANT MEETS RIDICULOUS (with the emphasis on crazily ridiculous) by John Cassidy & Brendan Boyle; and MAKE DO AND MEND: KEEPING FAMILY AND HOME AFLOAT ON WAR RATIONS—this book has reproductions of official World War II instruction leaflets.
New Age & Parapsychology: DEATH’S DOOR: TRUE STORIES OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES by Jean Ritchie and I AM THAT, talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Philosophy: TAO TE CHING by Lao Tsu
Poetry: A NEW TREASURY OF POETRY, compiled by Neil Philip with illustrations by John Lawrence.
Radio: IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION: CAR TALK’S CLICK AND CLACK RANT AND RAVE by Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
Religion: THE ORIGIN OF SATAN by Elaine Pagels; THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE BIBLE, edited by Bruce Chilton; MAN AND WOMAN, HE CREATED THEM: A THEOLOGY OF THE BODY and LETTERS TO MY BROTHER PRIESTS by Pope John Paul II; THE ABOLITION OF MAN and THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS & SCREWTAPE PROPOSES A TOAST by C. S. Lewis; and THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: THE RESURRECTION OF THE CHRIST WITHIN YOU by Paramahansa Yogananda in 2 volumes.
Science & Nature: THREE BY ANNIE DILLARD: PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK, AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD & THE WRITING LIFE; UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW: SCIENCE, DELUSION AND THE APPETITE FOR WONDER by Richard Dawkins; LIVING THE GOOD LIFE: HOW TO LIVE SANELY AND SIMPLY IN A TROUBLED WORLD by Scott and Helen Nearing; and BLUE MIND: HOW BEING NEAR, IN, ON OR UNDER WATER CAN MAKE YOU HAPPIER, HEALTHIER AND BETTER AT WHAT YOU DO by Wallace Nichols.
Science Fiction: FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Sports & Exercise: SIMPLY YOGA by Yolanda Pettinato and INLINE SKATING by Jeremy Evans.
Westerns & American Indians: Ralph Cotton fans! We have almost 20 paperbacks in mint condition plus two hardbacks, POWDER RIVER and WHEN ANGELS DANCE. These would be great gifts for husband or dad. Also SITKA by Louis L’Amour and TONY HILLERMAN’S LANDSCAPE: ON THE ROAD WITH CHEE AND LEAPHORN by Anne Hillerman.
Audio Books on CD: MOTOR MOUTH by Janet Evanovich and A DAVE ROBICHEAUX AUDIO COLLECTION (A STAINED WHITE RADIANCE, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, DIXIE CITY JAM, BURNING ANGEL and CADILLACE JUKEBOX) by James Lee Burke.
DVD: FUNNY FACE with Audrey Hepburn; A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN with Dorothy McGuire; JANE AUSTEN’S NORTHANGER ABBEY with Peter Firth; and 50 FIRST DATES with Drew Barrymore;
FOR THE CHILDREN
Children’s DVD: Thomas the Tank Engine fans, rejoice! We have fifteen DVDs of Thomas, all selling for a quarter each. And, selling for that same low price, we have Disney’s FROZEN and Don Bluth’s THE SECRET OF NIMH
Something Special: Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Take-With-Me Alphabet, a unique book in a CD carrying case which zips open to reveal a colorful board book and a CD with read-along narration and lively original songs.
Hardback Picture Books: THE SECRET BIRTHDAY MESSAGE by Eric Carle.
Paperback Picture Books: TOO BUSY: A DAYS OF THE WEEK STORY by Marianne Miller.
Intermediate Fiction: THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE by Beverly Cleary; SALSA STORIES by Lulu Delacre; SPACE CASE by Stuart Gibbs; and THE CHILDREN’S STORY by James Clavell.
Non-Fiction: BIRDS by David Burnie; ANCIENT GREECE: 40 HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES by Avery Hart; and THE WAY THINGS WORK by David Macaulay.
Children’s Biography: JANE GOODALL by Laura Waxman and THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE by Hugh Lofting with pictures by Michael Hague.
Children’s Poetry: WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein (contains a CD of the author reading his poetry).
Classics: THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD by Howard Pyle.
Ready-to Read: WHO LOVES ME BEST by Kirsten Hall; TWO CRAZY PIGS by Karen Nagel;
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J. K. Rowling; THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C. S. Lewis; CITY OF ASHES, CITY OF BONES, CITY OF GLASS and CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare; ERAGON/ELDEST and INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini; ACID by Emma Pass; and SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong.
Finally a reminder—when you join the Friends of the Library, you are supporting all the library’s programs and resources in your community. Ask at the cashier’s desk when you check out—joining is easy! And don’t forget to go to the library’s website at www.nafclibrary.org to find out about all the neat FREE programs that are available in part because you are a Friends member.