Posted by: HouPE | 03/15/2012

Trending New Non-fiction at Perry Public Library

Perry Public Library is building the collection again! This time some of the most in demand non-fiction titles are making their appearance on our new shelves.

Currently making the talk show rounds is UNorthodox by Deborah Feldman. In the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, Unorthodox is a captivating story about a young woman determined to live her own life at any cost.

My life has always been chaotic. Not only did I grow up in one of the most eccentric and secretive communities in the world, but even within that odd society I was something of an anomaly. To be an oddball in the Hasidic community is to be doubly cursed. My family life was fraught with drama and secrets, exacerbated by a society full of gossip and rebuke. I have been told so many things about my mother and father, only to discover while writing and researching my memoir, that many of the things I had been told were untrue, or more complicated than they initially appeared. ~ Deborah Feldman

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Are you ready to be inspired? After reading about or seeing the movie about Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer, many families wonder how to raise children so resilient. What is the secret to Bethany’s eventual triumph when faced with the tragedy of losing her arm and almost her life from a shark attack while surfing? 

The event that rocked our family didn’t send out destruction; it sent out a wave of hope and love in the form of a story of triumph over adversity through our trust in God. ~ Cheri Hamilton

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Speaking of inspired, are you ready to be inspired by an Everyday Icon? Writing at the crossroads of politics and fashion, Kate Betts explains why Michelle Obama’s style matters, and how she has helped liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually exclusive. ~book jacket.

With two hundred color photographs, original designer sketches, and historical images, Everyday Icon is not only a lavish tour of our First Lady’s style statements, but also fascinating behind-the-scenes account of how she created her image and, more important, what that image says about American style today. ~book jacket

Contemporary life, issues, and style are all available with your library card! 

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