Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

Like a tree : how trees, women, and tree people can save the planet, by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Call Number: SD411 .B58 2011

Explores the interdependence between humans and trees, providing facts about their anatomy and physiology, considering their role as archetypal and sacred symbols, sharing stories of tree people and organizations that have taken action to save trees, and calling for a new awareness of the need to protect trees in order to preserve life on Earth.




Flimsy little plastic miracles : a true story, by Ron Currie, Jr

Call Number: PS3603.U774 F55 2013

Mourning the death of his father and pining for a woman he has loved since childhood, a writer who has lost his latest book in a fire fakes his own death and exiles himself to a small Caribbean island, where unexpected fame reveals the price of his deception.





Painter of silence, by Georgina Harding

Call Number: PR6108.A724 P35 2012

When a deaf and mute man is found on the steps of a Romanian hospital where he is recognized by a nurse with whom he shared poignant childhood experiences, his pencil sketches impart evocative images from a past that was shattered by the brutal Stalinist regime.





Scenes from early life, by Philip Hensher

Call Number: PR6058.E554 S34 2012

Traces the experiences of young Zaved’s upper-middle-class Bengali family, whose strong bond is made more resilient in the face of brutal violence as Bangladesh fights for independence.