Among The Shelves

January 2017

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is the fascinating true story of the African American female mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. Beginning during World War II and continuing through the Civil Rights Movement, and the Space Race, Shetterly tells the story of these women who helped to shape the future of NASA. The Library will also be receiving the dvd when it is released.

The Library has received several new fiction titles this week. The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers is inspired by a true story, set during the difficult days of the Civil War and told in letters and diary entries.

The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller begins in 1991 one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border with the story of two men, Thomas Benton, a British journalist, and Arwood Hobbes, an American private who attempt to help a local girl who is being attacked and the result that the incident has on each of their lives.

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and The Girl With No Shadow has written a new novel titled Different Class about a boy and a crime that will haunt St. Oswald’s Grammar School for many years. Harris taught in a boys’ grammar school for fifteen years before becoming a full-time writer.

Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight series which sold 155 million copies worldwide, has written The Chemist.

 Fredrik Backman, author of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and A Man Called Ove, has a new novel titled Britt-Marie Was Here. Britt-Marie, who was introduced as a character in My Grandmother, begins her own adventure in Backman’s newest story.

Other new novels include Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox; The Dry by Jane Harper; The Strays by Emily Bitto; Seventh Plague by James Rollins; The Winter in Anna by Reed Karaim; Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson; and Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson. New nonfiction includes In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary.

To reserve any of these titles, log on to www.watongapl.okpls.org or call the library at 580-623-7748. Many titles are also available to download free of charge through the library web site to your device.

The library staff is trained to assist with a wide variety of services including faxes, copies and scanning, Internet searches, computer assistance, advice on authors and more.

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