News from the local libraries

Several libraries in the area have regular newsletters that you can subscribe to that tell you about new acquisitions or let you know what the most popular reads are in their area.  I just got the “Nonfiction Best Sellers” e-mail from the Worcester Public Library (see below).  If you’d like to subscribe to their newsletters the link is http://library.booksite.com/6703/signup/?list=NLSGN.  Other libraries in the area that offer newsletters include Concord http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=0016gbbKsaiGSpK7jfZrv6fNvJjn5Hvnoxv2DBN75978XSBJ0gcW7yy7EUsvlh0AyRiFw2UWVwzIP1r5Pg2I4JgKA%3D%3D and Framingham http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/news.htm#newsletters.

 

Nonfiction Best Sellers

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War 
By Gates, Robert Michael
2014-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307959478 Check Our Catalog

 

 

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. …More

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants 
By Gladwell, Malcolm
2013-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316204361 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A far–and free–ranging meditation on the age-old struggle between underdogs and top dogs. Beginning with the legendary matchup between the Philistine giant and the scrawny shepherd boy of the title, New Yorker scribe Gladwell returns continually to his main theme: that there are unsung advantages to being disadvantaged and overlooked disadvantages to being “advantaged.” …More

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book 
By Muldrow, Diane
2013-09 - Golden Books
9780307977618 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children’s literature–or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines! …More

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage 
By Patchett, Ann
2013-11 - Harper
9780062236678 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments–to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband–creating a resonant portrait of a life in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. …More

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban 
By Yousafzai, Malala
With Lamb, Christina
2013-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316322409 Check Our Catalog

 

 

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.…More

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers 
By Perlmutter, David
With Loberg, Kristin
2013-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316234801 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health. …More

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism 
By Goodwin, Doris Kearns
2013-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781416547860 Check Our Catalog

 

 

“The Bully Pulpit,” like Goodwin’s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of history–an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals. …More

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 
By Brown, Daniel James
2013-06 - Viking Books
9780670025817 Check Our Catalog

 

 

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” comes the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics. Brown draws on the team’s own journals, photos, and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream. …More

Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics 
By Krauthammer, Charles
2013-10 - Crown Forum
9780385349178 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The columnist presents his reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley’s Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Includes an autobiographical introduction. …More

Little Failure: A Memoir Little Failure: A Memoir 
By Shteyngart, Gary
2014-01 - Random House
9780679643753 Check Our Catalog

 

 

An immigrant’s memoir like few others, with as sharp an edge and as much stylistic audacity as the author’s well-received novels. …More

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind 
By Stossel, Scott
2014-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269874 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition. …More

One Summer: America, 1927 One Summer: America, 1927 
By Bryson, Bill
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780767919401 Check Our Catalog

 

 

In “One Summer” Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. …More

The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body 
By Diaz, Cameron
2013-12 - Harperwave
9780062252746 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience. …More

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair 
By Lamott, Anne
2013-10 - Riverhead Books
9781594632587 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A wise and compassionate exploration of how we can make sense of life’s chaos. …More

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel 
By Shavit, Ari
2013-11 - Spiegel & Grau
9780385521703 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Through revealing stories of significant events and of ordinary individuals–pioneers, immigrants, entrepreneurs, scientists, army generals, peaceniks, settlers, and Palestinians–Israeli journalist Shavit illuminates many of the pivotal moments of the Zionist century that led Israel to where it is today. 

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2 Responses to News from the local libraries

  1. Sally Thurston says:

    The Concord Library also provides a service called NextReads where you can sign up for monthly lists of 10 books or so. You can choose categories like Audio, Mystery, YA, etc. I have rarely been disappointed by these suggestions. Look for the NextReads logo on the right hand side of the Concord homepage.

  2. have to check that out

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