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June 13, 2019 - Bloom

It is that time of year when all the flowers, trees, and grasses are in bloom, are about to bloom, or have just finished blooming. The flowers around the library are a riot of color. While the tulips are rapidly fading, more flowers emerge almost daily to take their place. The road sides are abloom with flocks of phlox and yellow rocket being the most conspicuous while the shaded, bosky areas have trillium, columbine, jack-in-the-pulpits, and mayapples making an appearance. The violets, spiderworts, and foamflowers, and jacob's ladder are also putting forth their colors. It is perhaps the most colorful time of year. Sure, the fall has a great color display, but you don't get the blues and purples that you do this time of year. And all those tones of reds, oranges, and yellows will be arriving soon with the daisies, poppies, and tiger lilies. Checkout the library gardens when you come to checkout some books. The Summer Reading Program is well underway. You can log the books you read using an app on your phone or on a computer or library staff can help you do it. The more books you read the more Dragon Dollars you can earn to buy fabulous prizes in our "store" or to donate to three local charities. To help you decide what to read next, you will find a list of some of the new titles which recently arrived at the library. Enjoy!

“Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom” by Katherine Eban. A narrative investigation into the generic drug boom by an award-winning Fortune reporter draws on exclusive accounts and extensive confidential FDA documents to expose life-threatening practices of global fraud, data manipulation and unsafe medicine production.


“A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, A Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home” by Rob Kugler. A medically retired Marine describes the indelible role of his beloved chocolate lab in his recovery from war injuries and the loss of his brother, recounting the poignant road journey they shared in the final months of his dog's life.


“Just Show Up: And Other Enduring Values From Baseball’s Iron Man” by Cal Ripken, Jr. The record-breaking All-Star draws on stories from his remarkable career and the life of his legendary father to outline lessons in how to achieve true success through consistency, loyalty and fair play.


“The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators With the FBI’s Original Mindhunter” by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The FBI criminal profiler and inspiration for the Mindhunter series shares the stories of four of the most complex predatory killers of his career, offering previously undisclosed insights into his strategies and profiling process.


“Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste” by Nolan Gasser. The chief architect of the Pandora Radio song-recommendation engine presents a groundbreaking examination of how the body and mind affect music tastes, discussing how the brain processes music and what qualities trigger such human responses as humming and dancing.

“Last Day” by Domenica Ruta. The fates of a cast of seemingly unconnected people, including a diverse crew of astronauts in space, converge during the celebration of an ancient holiday, in a thought-provoking first novel by the author of the memoir, “With or Without You”.


“The Stiehl Assassin, No. 3 (The Fall of Shannara)” by Terry Brooks. After the New York Times best-selling author's The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.


“How Not to Die Alone” by Richard Roper. Telling a white lie that makes his coworkers believe he has a loving family at home, a lonely man stuck in a thankless public-health job falls in love with a new coworker who challenges his secrets. A first novel.


“Rules for Visiting” by Jessica Francis Kane. A talented but reclusive gardener is inspired by her love of classic literature to embark on a female odyssey to reconnect with her four once-close friends through simple activities and digital encounters that unexpectedly catapult her into viral fame.


“The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Richardson. A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.


“The Daughter’s Tale” by Armando Correa. A tale of love and redemption based on the 1944 Oradour-Sur-Glane massacre follows an octogenarian's receipt of a cache of letters, written by her mother during World War II, that uncover decades of secrets.


“Resistance Women” by Jennifer Chiaverini. Resisting the power grabs of an increasingly formidable Nazi Party in 1930s Berlin, the courageous American wife of a German intellectual and her circle of women friends engage in a clandestine battle to sabotage Hitler's regime.


“The Yankee Widow” by Linda Lael Miller. Protecting her child and Gettysburg farm at the height of the Civil War, a widow faces difficult choices when she offers shelter to a dedicated Union soldier, a passionate Southern rebel and a pregnant fugitive slave.