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New Book Acquisitions by the 
Pittsboro Memorial Library
Compiled by Joanne Cotter

Pittsboro “Friends” Highlight New Library Items

These books are among the many recent acquisitions of the Pittsboro Memorial Library.

    Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi.  From 1995 to 1997, English professor Nafisi and seven young women met secretly in Tehran to read and discuss forbidden Western literature, and relate it to their personal circumstances and life in a repressive society.

  A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love, edited by Caroline Kennedy.  A collection of  historical documents, songs, and literature by authors ranging from H.L. Mencken to Walt Whitman.  The material is divided into themes, which makes it easy to search for a relevant quote or just leaf  through and read a selection or two. 

  Dog Training for Dummies by Jack and Wendy Volhard.  The Volhards have written extensively on dog training and behavior.  Their latest book is packed with "how-to" information, from housebreaking a puppy to teaching your pet new tricks.

  People of the Owl: A Novel of Prehistoric North America by Kathleen O' Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear.  This novel, the eleventh in the Gears' First North Americans series, reconstructs the lives and customs of people living four thousand years ago in what is now Louisiana. 

  Best Friends: A Novel by Thomas Berger.  Sam Grandy and Roy Courtright have been best friends since childhood.  Now in their thirties, they realize that they are very different from each other and their relationship becomes strained.  The novel provides insights into friendship, loyalty, and betrayal.

  First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane by Peter Busby.  For grades 4-8.  The story of the Wright brothers, accompanied by paintings, period photos, and detailed diagrams that explain the concepts of flight.

  The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer.  For grades 5-8.  In the third episode of Colfer's humorous adventure series, Artremis Fowl is mixed up with a super computer created with stolen fairy technology.

  Gossie and Gertie by Olivier Dunrea.  For pre-school to kindergarten.  Ink-and-watercolor illustrations help tell the story of gosling friends.

  The library has many LARGE TYPE books.  Some recent fiction:  The King of Torts by John Grisham, Fat Ollie's Book: A Novel of the 87th Precinct by Ed McBain, Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters.  Large type non-fiction includes:  Once Upon a Time:  Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Ranier by J. Randy Taraborrelli and Our Story:  77 Hours that Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith (the story of the Pennsylvania coal miners) by Jeff Goodell.


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