Librarian, Nancy Fort, has reviewed two new books that just arrived via the library’s McNaughton new book collection. The McNaughton collection, located near the front of the library in the browsing shelving section, is a rotating collection of books based upon The New York Times Best Sellers Fiction and Non-Fiction list as well as some and popular DVD titles. This service is exclusively paid for by the RFL Association through donations made to it’s Annual Appeal.
Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins: The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson’s #1 bestseller Life After Life, “one of the best novels I’ve read this century” (Gillian Flynn). “He had been reconciled to death during the war and then suddenly the war was over and there was a next day and a next day. Part of him never adjusted to having a future.” Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th Century through Ursula’s beloved younger brother Teddy–would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather-as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have. An ingenious and moving exploration of one ordinary man’s path through extraordinary times, A GOD IN RUINS proves once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age.
David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers: A New York Times Bestselling Author and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly.Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, Wilbur and Orville Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers to tell the human side of the story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine.