Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (New Book Shelf FICTION TRI) Explore the creative energy of America’s 1940 Big Band circuit. The lifelong love story of starry eyed singer songwriters spans from coast to coast. New York, Las Vegas and Hollywood’s vitality set to the soundtrack of an era that will always be remembered for the over the top, sizzling hot glamour.
Fact! Fascinating Florida’s spellbinding mysteries, crafted by author Heather Graham are one of Florida’s many literary prides. Echoes of Evil, (New Book Shelf M GRA) Krewe of Hunters #26 Series is a novel that unleashes the powers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Special Paranormal Mystery Unit. If you have a taste for mystique, intrigue and trouble, introduce yourself to Heather Graham on the second floor of the library in the Mystery section alphabetized under her last name Graham (GRA).
Hurricane Maria was a perfect natural storm of pure destruction and disaster, so difficult to comprehend just how heartbreaking, as Floridians were still processing Irma’s landfall and her twisting tornados. We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres is a firsthand account of a chef with the power and drive to feed the United State Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s most needy. Feeding a nation inundated by the natural and infrastructural destruction requires the logistics and expertise of many and the leadership of the tireless brave. (New Book Shelf SOCIAL SCIENCE ANDRES)
Alva Smith Vanderbilt’s good name and status are a historical symbol of independent power and progressive suffrage. A Well Behaved Woman (New Book Shelf NON FICTION FOW) researched and written by Therese Anne Fowler, shares the biography of a woman who wielded the full force of Gilded Age wealth. Enjoy reading factual historic accounts of “Dearest Alva’s” Manhattan, Newport and Paris “war rooms.” The Fort Myers Beach Library has a fantastic selection of biographies and autobiographies on the second floor next to the free patron computer stations.
Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear by Kim Brooks (New Book Shelf RELATIONSHIPS PARENTING BROOKS) An intense drama may unfold in anyone’s life at any time. Cameras are everywhere and images, even on film create the potential to skew reality. This is a mother’s true reflective tale, inspired by her haunting experiences during a legal battle that questioned her suitability to parent her beloved child.
How the Post Office Created America, New Book Shelf (SOCIAL SCIENCE GALLAGHER) written by Winnifred Gallagher. Enjoy a walk through time, from 1775 into our 21st century’s future. Read and learn about this great American institution’s (U.S.P.S.) history, explore the possibilities of the forthcoming changes our tech centered nation will require.
Check out the current travel book, Lonely Planet’s USA. New Book Shelf (TRAVEL NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES) Welcome to the U.S.A. Enjoy the ride! Road trip planning and prep for major cross country road trips or simple staycations. Gain a new perspective from the forty five experts who collectively authored this up to date research and knowledge.
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for The World’s Most Adventurous Kid. New Book Shelf (J TRAVEL THURAS) Over one hundred pages of colorful artwork depicting rare and mysterious adventures, located among a cornucopia of forty-seven nations. Arm chair travelers and story time explorers will be enriched by these true travel tales.
Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaption New Book Shelf (GRAPHICS FOLMAN) The hidden, secret drama of Anne Frank’s life experiences are now known to many. The classic original diary was created by Anne Frank; this current colorized adaption is by Ari Folman and illustrated by David Polonsky. Sometimes it is good to look at complex stories in a whole new way. This diary opens your mind and reexamines what it is like to live with a strong conviction of hope, despite the odds.
By Beach Library Staff