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From The Traer Public Library

June 3, 2009
Traer Star-Clipper

New Non-Fiction:

Insight Guide to Cruising: All your questions answered

Out of Captivity: Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle by Marc Gonsalves

A harrowing account of one of the longest civilian hostage crises in United States history, Out of Captivity is a remarkable and compelling exploration of how far three Americans were willing to go as they fought to stay alive for themselves, their families, and one another.

Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John and Martha Storey

More than 150 of Storey's expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life.

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox

Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics, faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him from the ravages of Parkinson's.

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

Bringing Adolf Eichmann to justice would require a harrowing fifteen-year chase stretching from war-ravaged Europe to the shores of Argentina. Hunting Eichmann is a fully documented, finely nuanced history that offers the intrigue of a detective story and the thrill of great spy fiction.

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell

Campbell unspools blow-by-blow accounts of his unit's patrols from street level. The fuzzy radio transmissions, the roadside bombs laid by faceless enemies, the dust-filled, hand-trembling confusion it all comes dizzyingly alive..By the time the platoon finally returns home, exhausted, scarred, and with fewer men than they set out with, Campbell's admiration for his men has become contagious.

I Love, I Lost, I Ate Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

This delectable memoir follows New Yorker Melucci through failed relationships from college to midlife, detailing the recipes she used to reel the men in, sustain the romances, then comfort herself when they fizzled out.

Knit with Deborah Norville by Deborah Norville

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets by Jan Eaton

Quilt with Confidence by Nancy Zieman

The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education by Craig M. Mullaney

The Unforgiving Minute is one of the most compelling memoirs yet to emerge from America's 9/11 era. Craig Mullaney has given us an unusually honest, funny, accessible, and vivid account of a soldier's coming of age. This is more than a soldier's story; it is a work of literature."

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow

The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life's joys and challenges - and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy.

As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires by Bruce Weber

In a no-holds-barred insider examination of the private world of baseball umpires, both minor and major leagues, Weber, a New York Times reporter, dives into the rough basic training school for the men who call balls and strikes in this irresistible book.

Columbine by Dave Cullen

In this remarkable account of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School shooting, journalist Cullen not only dispels several of the prevailing myths about the event but tackles the hardest question of all: why did it happen?

Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy

The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide by Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Happy Dog by Liz Dalby

Open this book and find out everything you need to know about making sure that your dog is a happy and contented member of your household

What is your self worth: A woman's guide to validation by Cheryl Saban

Uncover, rediscover, and express the worth that is innately yours, regardless of what others may say or do to make you doubt it.



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