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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 22, 2014

At the Library

By Linda Witthoft, Washington Public Library | Sep 16, 2013

The second time I was asked if I was surviving the heat wave last week, a thought came to me. We have books concerning how to survive nearly everything! For example, a coach might want the guide for survival of the relative sport. A mother might want the book “Queen Bees and Wannabes” for some insight on her daughter's struggle to survive cliques, gossip, and other realities of adolescence. Are you a stepparent? Have you had a career crash? Are you a victim of identity theft? We can provide the guide to help you. Do you want to read inspirational, true life survival books? “Iron Heart” by Brian Boyle and “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed are two of many good reads for the athletically inclined.

Finally, I would suggest “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, a WW II story of 57 days on a raft on the ocean; “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan, a book about survival of the Depression in the 1930s; and the book “102 Minutes Inside the Twin Towers” should put that warm weather spell in perspective.

The following new materials are available.

Gifts & Memorials

The Broken Places by Ace Atkins, The Artist's Wife by Melanie Benjamin, Wonderland (large print) by Robert B. Parker given in memory of David R. McDaniel, Second Watch by J. A. Jance given in memory Elwood Kleese, Second Watch (large print) by J. A. Jance & Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader given in memory of Myrl Leavitt

Adult Fiction

Unlimited by Davis Bunn, A Little Bit of Charm by Mary Ellis, Christmas at Harmony Hill by Ann Gabhart, Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge, Trapped by Irene Hannon, The Final Day at Westfield Arcade by Andy Hunt, Grace Given by Beth Shriver, The Miner's Lady by Tracie Peterson, The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate, The Cross Gardener by Jason F. Wright

Large Print Fiction

The Undertaker's Wife by Loren D. Estleman, Preacher's Massacre by William W. Johnstone, Bushwack by Richard S. Wheeler

Young Adult Fiction

Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson, Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Juvenile Fiction

Sidekicked by John David Anderson, The Cheerleaders of Doom by Michael Buckley, M is for Mama's Boy by Michael Buckley, National Espionage, Rescue, & Defense Society by Michael Buckley, Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko, Coco by Kyla May, Lulu by Kyla May, Rump by Liese Shurtliff, Sammy Keyes & the Killer Cruise by Wendelin Van Draanen, The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt

Adult Nonfiction

Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright, Control by Glenn Beck, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by Tamar C. Chansky, Night Sweats by Laura Crossett, Homeschooling For the Rest of Us by Sonya Haskins, Sound Asleep by Chris Idzikowski, After 9-11 by Nathan Lyons, You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado, Co-Parenting 101 by Deesha Philyaw, Muzzled by Juan Williams

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Care and Keeping of You 2 by Cara Natterson, Magic Tricks From the Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

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