New Titles 11/12/2022

Adult Titles
Posted on 11/12/2022
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A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home
by Frances Mayescover of A Place in this World

Available as: print book, eBook

It’s been over 25 years and many books since Frances Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun was published and inspired so many other writers to infuse memoir with the power of travel to transform.  In her brand new book she explores the foundation of “home” both the physical address of permanency and how we seek it out and find it in travel and throughout life whether we move once or live out of a suitcase.  A reflective book of longing, exploring and ultimately the essential ingredients to feeling at home with people, place and ourselves.


cover of And There Was LightAnd There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
by Jon Meacham

Available as: print book

John Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer known for in-depth research-based storytelling that brings the lives of great thinkers and leaders from the past and present, to page turning contemporary reads.  In his newest book, he chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln whose presidency of a divided country has much to teach us today.  The parallels of polarization and political crisis during Lincoln’s time that we are still grappling with as a country now on money, race, identity, power and faith are a reminder of how critical these issues are in the history of this country.  A book that does not shy away from the seeing the humanity in Lincoln, in his flaws, striving and ultimately Lincoln’s own admission that we can always do better.


Pickleball for All: Everything but the “Kitchen” Sink
by Rachel Simoncover of Pickleball for All

Available as: print book

Pickleball is one of many things Washingtonians can proudly claim the fame for, now 50 years since its inception on Bainbridge Island and a pandemic that ignited its popularity, it is the world’s fastest growing sport.  This ultimate primer for any level of player, includes a clever and witty mix of history, rules and technique.  Written by a genuine pickleball enthusiast, it will hopefully inspire you to seek out one of our many local pickleball courts for a pickup game.