» Archive for the 'Adult Non-fiction' Category

Travels with Foxfire/ Phil Hudgins

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell.   c. 2018

Every day is extra/ John Kerry

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.  c. 2018

Once upon a farm/ Rory Feek

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Image result for once upon a farm feekNow raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future.   c. 2018

St. Stephen’s Chapel Maple Grove, New York/ Janet L. Washbon.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

History and architecture of the Episcopal Church–St. Stephen’s Chapel in Maple Grove, New York–which flourished from the mid-1850s to 1957.

Bassett Hospital Cooperstown, New York/ John S. Davis

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Image result for bassett hospital john davisDavis’s publication, Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY: 200 Years of Health Care in Rural America is a comprehensive history of our local health care network.  In a coffee-table style, the book presents over 300 images and documents the development of the Bassett Healthcare Network and Fox Hospital. It is easy to read in brief segments or straight through, which makes it perfect for all readers.  c. 2016

The best cook in the world/ Rick Bragg

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in “dabs” and “smidgens” and “tads” and “you know, hon, just some.” She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread (“about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven”). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. c. 2018