Library Lines

Last time Library Lines highlighted some new non-fiction that can be found at McClintic Library (and some of the other branches as well; check our card catalog at and this week I wanted to continue with more new non-fiction.
Planning a vacation?
We have some new Fodor Travel guides in and available for circulation. Whether you plan on staying in the U.S. or going abroad, we’ve got you covered. New guides include New England states, the Carolinas and Georgia, Washington D.C. and Disney World in Orlando. Farther afield, we have guides for Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, and Europe – which covers 24 countries. So remember the library when you plan your next vacation.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, has written a new book called Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Gilbert examines creativity, and discusses the attitudes, approaches and habits we need to live our most creative life. Curiosity is a good thing, and should be embraced, while facing down one’s fears – and she gives guidance on how to tackle what you most love and let go of fears and needless suffering.
Another self-help book is Surviving the Toxic Family by Marina Williams, a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in relationships and anxiety disorders. She offers practical help for anyone who is trying to recover from growing up in a dysfunctional family. It’s a guide about empowerment; understanding why your family treats you so poorly, setting boundaries and rules for your family so you are no longer mistreated, and finally taking back your life.
Joby Warrick has been a reporter for The Washington Post since 1996, winning the Pulitzer Prize for his work in journalism. His new book is Black Flags: the rise of ISIS. Warrick traces the history of the strain of militant Islam that is behind ISIS and explains the timeline of events leading to our current situation in the Middle East. Another figure to watch in our world is the subject of a book by Steven Lee Myers called The New Tsar: the Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin. This is the only complete biography in English of Russia’s president, and Myers offers an inside look at the man from his poverty-stricken beginnings in Leningrad, to his rise through the ranks of the KGB to his position as a complex, complicated world leader.
Bill O’Reilly has written another killer book (pardon the pun) to follow his popular Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton. His new title is Killing Reagan: the Violent Assault that Changed a Nation. O’Reilly takes us back to the golden age of Hollywood to examine Reagan’s beginnings in acting, then to his political career, and finally shows us behind the scenes of the assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr.

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