We have some new books coming out, today! Whether you’re in the mood for an intriguing mystery, some sobering history, or something theatrical, we’ve got you covered. If we don’t have something you want, let us know! We are always looking for suggestions of materials to add to our collection. Plus, we can get (almost) any title for you via interlibrary loan. Just ask at the front desk. 🙂
High Plains Fandango by Red Shuttleworth Described as a “tragi-comedy” by Dr. Jerry L. Crawford, Dean Emeritus, the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, Kennedy Center, and inspired by water scarcity being the world’s most critical future security issue, High Plains Fandango depicts the inhabitants of one small Nebraska town’s Faustian bargain amidst the imepending business interests of attempted water privatization of the Ogallala aquifer.
Red Shuttleworth, named by True West Magazine “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007, is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America.) His plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Football Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, the Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.
Red Shuttleworth, named by True West magazine “Best Living Western Poet” in 2007, is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America). His plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Foothill Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.
The State University of New York at Fredonia premiered the first production of High Plains Fandango on Friday, February 24, 2012.
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out – three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list – her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.
Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another – and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love.
Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who years for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.
Mighty Rough Times, I Tell You by Andrea Sutcliffe In 1929, the Social Sciences Department at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, began recording the oral histories of former slaves. During the mid-1930’s, the Federal Writers’ Project undertook a similar effort, ultimately compiling more than two thousand interviews and ten thousand pages of material in seventeen states.
In this volume, thirty-six former slaves living in Tennessee recount what it was like to live under the yoke. Tennessee was not a large slave-holding state compared with others in the South. On the other hand, it was a leader in the abolition movement prior to 1830 and a powder keg of mixed Union and Confederate sympathies at the time of the Civil War. The voices in this volume thus recall the extreme conditions of slavery in the border country.
A writer, editor, and editorial project manager, Andrea Sutcliffe, is the author of Touring the Shanandoah Valley Backroads and the editor of The New York Public Library Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage. She lives in Virginia.
To Leave a Shadow by Michael D. Graves Pete Stone hadn’t always been a private eye. He’d lost his dairy business at the toss of a coin when the depression hit. His children grew up, as children do, and his wife left him for a chinchilla farmer. He head learned to like his solitude. When Mrs. Lucille Hamilton walked through his door searching for her missing husband, Pete was the only one who believed her husband’s death hadn’t been a suicide.
“With a clean, detailed, vigorous style, Graves introduces us to Detective Pete Stone, his worldly and lovable gumshoe. Set in 1930’s Wichita, Midwesterners will take particular joy in Graves’s description of the city and the jazz age in this compelling mystery.
The Da Vinci Code (**a young adult adaptation**) by Dan Brown Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give an evening lecture. He’s also scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum, but strangely the curator never arrives. Later, Langdon receives an urgent late-night call: the curator has been murdered in the museum, and alongside the body the killer has written a series of baffling codes. The police need Langdon’s help to decipher them.
In a terrifying twist, Langdon himself becomes the primary suspect in the murder. With the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, he must flee the scene and decipher a mystifying trail of clues. If Robert and Sophie can’t solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever – and both their lives hang in the balance.
This young adult adaptation of author Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller takes readers from Paris to London on a breathless tour of famous landmarks and will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code “blockbuster perfection.”
*Also new: The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition.
We’ll see you soon! 🙂