April 29, 2018

Norman Rockwell’s Americana ABC by one of America’s most beloved artists, Norman Rockwell, was recently donated to the library as a memorial. This charming children’s book employs a patriotic Americana theme to introduce the letters of the alphabet, skillfully blending Rockwell’s unique and distinctive paintings and poetry.

Emergence by C.J. Cherryh begins a new era for human diplomat Bren Cameron, as he navigates the tenuous peace between human refugees and the alien atevi. Acting as a translator and representative of the atevi’s political leader, Tabini-aiji, Bren has undertaken a mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence on the island and his absence from the continent have stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities.

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott creates a portrait of the Irish-American experience through the story of an Irish immigrant’s suicide followed by the appearance of an aging nun, unbidden, who directs the way forward for his widow and unborn child. Over the decades, his suicide reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Brooklyn as decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence.

Empires and Barbarians by Peter Heather chronicles the transformations that changed western Eurasia forever. At the start of the first millennium, the Roman Empire was firmly set on a trajectory towards towns, writing, mosaics, and central heating, while the rest of Europe was home to subsistence farmers whose political units consisted of just a few thousand people. By the year 1000, a cohesive commonwealth of states, many still existing today, had formed out of a fascinating history of events – the birth of Europe itself.

The Toxin Solution by Dr. Joseph Pizzorno shows that while lifestyle, diet, and genetics all play a major role in well-being, many symptoms of declining health and chronic disease are rooted in toxic overload. Exposure to a barrage of chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, electromagnetic frequencies, and pollution, byproducts of modern life, can be reduced, increasing our bodies’ tremendous capacity for healing and recovery.

Don’t Repot That Plant! by Will Creed answers your indoor plant care questions that are not answered anywhere else ― providing real answers to real questions by non-professionals. Debunking many out-of-date or unrealistic techniques and confusing information, specific requirements for dozens of the most popular house and office plants are presented with instructions on how to care for your plants properly, from buying the right plant for the right place, to preventing or treating disease.