Welcome back Students, Faculty and Staff

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer but now it’s time to get back into the study groove. No better way to do that than start catching up all the new releases available in your library.

Quote of the Month: 

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” ~ Les Brown

New Arrivals

Fiction:

A Moment Comes by Jennifer BradburyA Moment Comes  by Jennifer Bradbury

These are dangerous times to let loyalties be suspected. While the rest of India anxiously awaits the upcoming partition that will divide the country into two sovereign nations, 18-year-old Tariq focuses on his own goal: to study at Oxford. He simply must find a way in, to fulfill his grandmother’s dreams and his own. But for a Muslim born and raised in India, there is no obvious path to England–until Tariq is offered a job, translating for one of the British cartographers stationed in India and tasked with establishing the new borders.

City of the Dead by T. Neill AndersonCity of the Dead  by T. Neill Anderson

The first of a four-book series about various horrific events in America’s history, this historical fiction novel follows real and fictitious figures as the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 hits Texas, killing over 8,000 people.

 

 

The Moon and More by Sarah DessenThe Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Emaline works at her family’s vacation rental company the summer before she leaves for college. She must confront her values, goals and choices as her relationship with city-boy Theo evolves and she’s forced to say goodbye to the beach town where she grew up.

 

 

Period. 8 by Chris CrutcherPeriod.8  by Chris Crutcher

Paul “the Bomb” Baum tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday School. But telling the truth can cause problems, and not minor ones. And as Paulie discovers, finding the truth can be even more problematic. Period 8 is supposed to be that one period in high school where the truth can shine, a safe haven. Only what Paulie and Hannah (his ex-girlfriend, unfortunately) and his other classmates don’t know is that the ultimate bully, the ultimate liar, is in their midst.

Terrifying, thought-provoking, and original, this novel combines all the qualities of a great thriller with the controversy, ethics, and raw emotion of a classic Crutcher story.

Non-Fiction

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy KidderMountains Beyond Mountains: the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,  a man who would cure the world by Tracy Kidder

This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. At the center of “Mountains Beyond Mountains” stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life’s calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most.

Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness at the Battle of GettysburgTillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.