Collection Highlights: New Browsing Books

Looking for something to do over spring break? Check out some of these newest additions to the browsing collection for a fun way to spend your free time:

committedCommitted: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is Elizabeth Gilbert’s follow-up memoir to her first release, Eat, Pray, Love and is a New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction bestseller. In it, Gilbert finds herself essentially required to marry, despite having sworn off marriage after a previous bad divorce. Gilbert uses this experience to delve into the many complex aspects of marriage.

8th confessionThe 8th Confession, written as the eighth installment in the Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson and Maxine Patero, is also on the New York Times Trade Fiction Bestseller list. Well-to-do citizens are mysteriously murdered without any evidence of violence left on their bodies, and it is detective Lindsey Boxer’s job to get to the bottom of the case. At the same time, Boxer’s journalist friend Cindy Thomas wants the police to investigate the murder of a homeless man known only as Bagman Jesus.

sisStones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson continues where his previous work, Three Cups of Tea left off. This book, also on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list, recounts Mortenson’s efforts to create schools for girls in Afghanistan, work done after a 2005 earthquake in the Azad Kashmir region of Pakistan, and his ways of building relationships with various people from all walks of life in the Afghanistan area.

boywind In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba with Bryan Mealer tells of how he used supplies found in his Malawian village to build an electricity generating windmill. This book was chosen by as one of the Top Ten Books of 2009.

pomegranatesTraveling with Pomegranates is a dual memoir, written by author Sue Monk Kidd of The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. This book takes us with the two women as they travel and rediscover themselves and each other.

— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger

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