Tag Archives: Non-Fiction

New Books!

The majority of the books ordered since March are now available! They will be primarily housed in the tall bookshelf by the library’s entrance. Favorites are displayed in the windows and atop shelves. Synopses and availability listed below!

Synopses & Availability:

28 Summers, After Sundown, Afterlife, Big Summer, Bombshell, Book of Lost Friends, Burning, Code Name Helene, Conjure Women, Countdown 1945, Dance Away with Me, Daughters of Erietown, Devolution, Entangled Life, Fair Warning, Feasting Wild, Firing Point, Girl with the Louding Voice, Hello Summer, Hid from Our Eyes, Hidden Valley Road, Hideaway, Inheritors, Joy at Work, Lightness, Moment of Tenderness, Muzzled, My Vanishing Country, Ocean without a Shore, On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous, Plague of Corruption, Redhead by the Side of the Road, Rodham, Room Where It Happened, Sad Janet, Sigh Gone, Sisters Grimm, Someone Like You, Student Guide to Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, So You Want to Talk about Race, Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Such a Fun Age, Valentine, Vanishing Half, Walk the Wire, Week at the Shore, Writers & Lovers

More Books!

The orders from the past few months are now flooding in! Stop by soon to catch what you may have missed!

Synopses & Availability:

20th Victim, All-Night Sun, American Dirt, Apeirogon, Begin Again, Blacktop Wasteland, Book of Longings, Breath, Business of Lovers, Changeling, City We Became, Deacon King Kong, Deadly Divide, Dear America, Disappearing Earth, Florence Adler Swims Forever, Frankissstein, Friends and Strangers, Girls Like Us, Girls of Summer, Good Talk, Greenwood, Growing Things, Inland, Journey of the Pharaohs, Mutts and Men, My Dark Vanessa, Octopus Museum, Oona Out of Order, Order, Petals to the Metal, Separation Anxiety, Shakespeare for Squirrels, Son of Good Fortune, Talented Mr. Varg, Things in Jars, Twisted Ones, Valuing, Visiting Privilege, Want, We Are Displaced, Wedding Dress, Wrath of Poseidon, Yellow Bird

New Books!

We may have been away for a few months, but we never stopped ordering new books! Here are your most recently processed titles!

Synopses and Availability:

Beauty in Breaking, Big Door Prize, Chaos, Choppy Water, Color of Law, Cries from the Lost Island, Death in Her Hands, Devoted, Engineer’s Wife, Final Deception, Friendship List, How to be an Antiracist, It’s Not All Downhill from Here, K Team, Mexican Gothic, Midwife Murders, Other Bennet Sister, Private Cathedral, Pull of the Stars, Revenge, Royal, Society of the Spectacle, Texas Outlaw, Too Much and Never Enough, Walking with the Wind, Wandering in Strange Lands

Book Review: Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by [Adam Makos]

This is the true story of Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first black carrier pilot.

It is a story of an unconventional friendship that developed between the son of a poor sharecropper from Mississippi and a rich white kid from New England.

It is a war story from the Korean War. It portrays the horrors and heroism that can be found when nations collide. Being a true story, the good guys don’t always win.

But it is also a love story. You will follow Jesse as he meets the love of his life and starts a family.

This story will make you laugh, cry, shake your head at events that happened. But it is for me ultimately an inspiring story of a young black man who overcame prejudice and racism to make history.

Warning: This book is an unflinching telling of Jesse’s life. It begins in the South of the 1920s. Some readers today may find it hard reading about what Jesse and his family endured. But you do not learn from history by running away from it.

Book Review: The Science of Star Wars by Mark Brake and Jon Chase

The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! by [Mark Brake, Jon Chase]

I would heartily recommend this book to other closet scientists like myself.

It looks at 50 topics and tries to explain in real-life terms whether these things could happen. Is The Force real? How much would it cost to build a Death Star? Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy the earth? Can you build a light saber? And many more.

Mark Brake developed the world’s first science and science fiction degree in 1999. He also launched the world’s first astrobiology degree in 2005.

If you have advanced training in the sciences, this book may not be detailed enough for you. But the book is written in a way that I understood it while I was reading it. It was fun and thought provoking at the same time.

May The Force Be With You!!

New Books: Ireland

How much do you know about Ireland? There’s so much to learn about the Emerald Isle that even its residents don’t know. In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Ireland’s history, pop culture, folklore, and so much more!

The Great Book of Ireland: Interesting Stories, Irish History & Random Facts about Ireland by Bill O’Neill: DA911.2 O54 2019

“Known… for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way.” (Chicago Tribune)

Ireland by Darragh Geraghty: DA980 .G46 2019

“The Fodor’s guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions.” (Chicago Tribune)

Fodor’s 2020 Essential Ireland by Paul Clements: DA980 .C592 2020

New Books: Race Relations

“A valuable guide . . . While especially helpful for those new to the critical analysis of whiteness, this work also offers a useful refresher to anyone committed to the ongoing process of self-assessment and anti-oppression work.” (Library Journal)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo: HT1521 .D486 2018

The history and contributions of African Americans in northeast Indiana have been largely overlooked. This new publication, African Americans in Fort Wayne: The First 200 Years, does not claim to be a definitive history of the topic. It does, however, recognize and honor the pioneers who have made the African-American community in Fort Wayne what it is today.

African Americans in Fort Wayne : The First 200 Years by Dodie Marie Miller: F534.F7 M647 2000