March 26, 2017

Two beautiful titles have been donated in memory of Lila Rozzell. Portraits of Courage is a vibrant collection of oil paintings by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of sixty-four U.S. military veterans who have served our country since 9/11. Honoring their courage, resilience, and sacrifice, each painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the one depicted, many of whom returned home with injuries, both visible and invisible, and faced tremendous challenges in transitioning back to civilian life.

The second book, Letters of Note by Shaun Usher, portrays an eclectic collection of more than 125 letters that offer a never-before-seen glimpse of history’s events and people, including copies of Queen Elizabeth’s handwritten note to President Eisenhower (along with her recipe for drop scones), a job application from Leonardo da Vinci, Elvis Presley’s appeal to be made a Federal Agent, and Mark Twain’s letter to “an idiot of the 33rd degree”.

End the Insomnia Struggle by Colleen Ehrnstrom, Ph.D. and Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D. examines sleep, one of the most important keys to a healthy lifestyle. Yet difficulties with falling asleep, staying asleep, and getting good-quality sleep are growing problems in our culture. Packed with research-based strategies and practical tools that integrate the physiology of sleep, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, and acceptance and commitment therapy, you will discover everything needed to change and finally get to sleep and stay asleep, night after night.

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith unfolds in Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. When Cenzo finds the body of Giulia, a young Jewish woman, floating in the lagoon he discovers she is still alive and in trouble. His choice to protect her leads them both into the world of Partisans, random executions, forgery, and Mussolini’s broken promises.

Stones in the Road by E.B. Moore follows Joshua, a young Amish boy, who flees his family’s Pennsylvania farm to escape the drunken rages of his father. All alone in the world of the “English,” Joshua sets off on a many-years journey that takes him across the country and, eventually, back to Pennsylvania as a young man, to the home where his mother has never given up hope of seeing him again, and Joshua comes face-to-face with his father.

A Stranger in Town by William W. Johnstone explodes with the drama of U.S. Deputy Marshals Will Tanner and Ed Pine. Tracking two of the most savage killers and train robbers in the west, Pine goes missing, and Tanner is tasked with finishing the job. Willing to risk everything to save his friend, Tanner must set his badge aside and find that sometimes justice extends only as far as the range of a Colt .45.