» Archive for the 'Adult Non-fiction' Category

The pioneers / David McCullough

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

McCullough tells the story through five major characters: A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler and General Rufus Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became
a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationshipwith the native people.

The matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty / Susan Page

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades.

Bathed in prayer/ Jan Karon

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

For the first time, listeners will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of Jan Karon’s novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from the author, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means.

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

First: Sandra Day O'ConnorThe intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of Sandra Day O’Connor, America’s first female Supreme Court justice, drawing on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives—by the New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas.

The library book by Susan Orlean

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?