New Books & Movies for July

The following items are now available for checkout at Gilmer Public Library:


Appalachian Reckoning - A Region Responds to "Hillbilly Elegy"

A review from notes:

With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, a Ron Howard movie in the works, and the rise of its author as a media personality, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has defined Appalachia for much of the nation. What about Hillbilly Elegy accounts for this explosion of interest during this period of political turmoil? Why have its ideas raised so much controversy? And how can debates about the book catalyze new, more inclusive political agendas for the region’s future?

Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining. But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography. The essays and creative work collected in Appalachian Reckoning provide a deeply personal portrait of a place that is at once culturally rich and economically distressed, unique and typically American. Complicating simplistic visions that associate the region almost exclusively with death and decay, Appalachian Reckoning makes clear Appalachia’s intellectual vitality, spiritual richness, and progressive possibilities.



Adult Non-Fiction:

The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister, by Nonna Bannister with Denise George and Carolyn Tomlin

Cleo - The Cat Who Mended a Family, by Helen Brown

Straight Jacket - Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame, by Matthew Todd

A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry - Poems, Lyrics, and Essays by Kyle "Guanta" Tranmyhrs

Herbal Remedies, by Andrew Chevallier

Ruhlman's How to Roast, by Michael Ruhlman

The Cuban Kitchen, by Raquel Rubade Rogue

Fast Food, Good Food, by Andrew Weil, MD

Desserts LaBelle, by Patti LaBelle

Woman's Day Easy Everyday Dinners

The Homemade Chef, by James Tahhan

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power to Change, by Beth Comstock


Adult Fiction:

Indiscretion, by Charles Dubow

Hardwired - The Hacker Series 1, by Meredith Wild

Hausfrau, by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen

Nemesis - The Final Case of Eliot Ness, by William Bernhardt (Large Text)

Young Philby, by Robert Litteld

Golden Prey, by John Sandford

The Fix, by David Baldacci

Rock Bottom, by Sarah Andrews

Deadly Virtues, by Jo Bannister

A Journey by Chance, by Sally John

After You, by Jojo Moyes

Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison


Young Adult:

500 Words or Less, by Juleah Del Rosario

I Hate Everyone But You, by Gaby Dunn & Allison Roskin

The Music of What Happens, by Bill Konigsberg

Rock Painting for Kids, by Lin Wellford

Ascent: A Peak Marcello Adventure, by Roland Smith

Child of the Wolves, by Elizabeth Hall

The Sea of Trolls, by Nancy Farmer

The Wild Magic Trilogy - Book One: Begone the Raggedy Witches, by Celine Kiernan

Jenny of the Tetons, by Kristiana Gergory

Aloha, Karani (American Girl), by Lisa Yee


New DVDs

Hollywood Classics - 5 Discs, 2 movies each

Veggie Tales - Celery Night Fever: A Lesson in Forgiveness

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