What’s new in nonfiction reading this summer? Visit the Lititz Public Library and explore.
The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Our Own Front Yard by Kristin Schell
Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, the author put a picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her.
Road Food: An Eater’s Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hot Spots and Hidden Gems Across America by Jane and Michael Stern
Entertaining descriptions of restaurant treasures lead chain-weary travelers to enticing alternatives.
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven
Rising in the morning and making the bed will provide motivation to do and accomplish more.
417 More Games, Puzzles and Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young by Nancy Linde
Stimulate neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.
Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett M. Graff
For sixty years the government has been developing doomsday plans to protect itself and national treasures.
American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron
In July 1878, a group of enterprising scientists traveled to the Rocky Mountains to study the sky during a total solar eclipse.
The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis
Skeptical of previous accounts, the author spent years retracing the pioneers’ journey, uncovering new documents that illuminate how a combination of greed, backbiting and recklessness led them to become snowbound.
The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen
With the help of paleontologists, the author explores each of the Earth’s past mass extinctions and offers a glimpse of what is to come.
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Former Google data scientist presents an insider’s look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.
Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers by Annette Goliti Gutierrez
Create containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood and fabric.
Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America by Kate McCahill
The author chronicles her solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina, spanning four seasons, ten countries and three teaching jobs.
Chair Yoga: Sit, Stretch and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You by Kristin McGee
Celebrity yoga instructor presents an accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done from a chair in just minutes a day.
Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table by Stephen Westaby
Veteran heart surgeon imparts hard-won life-lessons and shares the stories of remarkable cases from his career.
The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson
Twelve-year-old boy has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions making him indiscriminately trusting and enormously vulnerable.
July 14, 2017