New Nonfiction

Every month the library Director, Jill, brings out at least one cart full of new books.  The cart sits behind the reference desk for a day while we all take a look at the new books that have come into the library.  Seeing the books gives us a good idea of what will be one the shelves, which helps us to help you find something new and interesting to read.  Every time I look at this cart I add at least 5 titles to my “Read Someday” list.  Here are a few that caught my eye this time.

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell – I like what Sarah Vowell does on the radio show This American Life.  This should be and interesting and amusing read about Vowell’s search for Puritan America.  A backcover blurb calls her a patriot, rebel, dreamer and cynic.  I might have to wait for the audio version though, because Vowell’s delivery is superb.

Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession by Anne Rice –  Anne Rice used to write dark, elegant vampire books.  This is a memoir about her move from Catholicism to Atheism and back to Catholicism.  Hmmm, it piques my interest.

Scattershot: My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace – From the inside cover: “Four out of the five people in David Lovelace’s immediate family have experienced bipolar disorder – including David himself….Scattershot is Lovelace’s poignant, humorous, and vivd account of bipolar disorder’s effects on his family…”

We Bought a Zoo; The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever by Benjamin Mee – Mee, an animal behavioralist, moves his family to a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside.  The book has a number of beautiful photos of the animals and the “zoo” in the middle of the pages.

X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker by Alex Cox

Twisted Head: An Italian American Memoir by Carl Capotorto

Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor by Claudia Nice

The Year of the Boat: Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself by Lawrence W. Cheek



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