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Heart of America Library News

By Vicki Hoffart - Heart of America Library Director | Oct 31, 2020

Be safe out there. COVID-19 is more prevalent in our community – wash your hands, practice social distancing and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.

The Adult Book Discussion Group will meet on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. in the West Room. The book this time is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.

We have some new biographies: “Love, Zac” by Reid Forgrave, about small-town football and the life and death of an American boy; “Me and Sister Bobbie” by Willie Nelson, the untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs; and a large print biography, “Everything Beautiful in its Time” by Jenna Bush Hager. “Love, Zac” is also available as a book on CD.

New adult fiction titles are “Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand; “The Edge of Lost” by Kristina McMorris; and “Time for Mercy” by John Grisham, book number three in the Jack Brigance Series.

Non-fiction new to the shelves is “Dancing with the Octopus: a memoir” by Debora Harding, written by a kidnap victim that survived her ordeal. From Amazon – Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family’s disintegration in the 1970s Midwest. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery, and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive.

Other new non-fiction items are “Pluses and Minuses: how math makes the world more manageable” by Stefan Buijsman; “The Butterfly Effect: insects and the making of the modern world” by Edward D. Melilo; “Outbreak!: 50 tales of epidemics that terrorized the world” by Beth Skwarecki; “The Ultimate Guide to Tractors” by Jim Glastonbury; “Becoming Ginger Rogers: how ballroom dancing made me a happier woman, better partner and smarter CEO” by Patrice Tanaka; and two cookbooks, “The MeatEater Fish & Game Cookbook: recipes and techniques for every hunter and angler” by Steven Rinella; and “The Big Book of Cidermaking: expert techniques for fermenting and flavoring your favorite hard cider” by Christopher Shockey.

New magazines this week are People, National Geographic History, Health and North Dakota Water.

The next meeting of the Heart of America Library Board of Trustees will be on Monday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. in the West Room, Heart of America Library.

We have free wifi access, 2 public computers, copy machines and also a fax machine for use by our patrons. Copies are 25 cents for black and white and 60 cents for color. It costs $1 per page to fax.

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