2013-08-15 / Community News

Giddings Library News Corner

by Judy Belyeu

This hot weather is keeping us indoors, so stop by the Giddings Public Library and choose a good book or CD to read or listen to.

Half Broke Horses (in CD also) by Jeannette Walls is a true-life novel. She vividly depicts her astonishing resilient grandmother with a lightness of touch that is plainspoken, yet heartfelt.

Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh takes place in the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro. An unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law amid the investigation of a horrifying human-trafficking ring.

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence is about a boy’s journey into manhood and how it takes him to the dark depths waiting within his soul. Now he is eighteen and he must hold on by strength of arms to what he took by torture and treachery.

As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star Hijacked the American Agenda State by Gail Collins is one of the most timely political books in years. Gail Collins declares that “what happens in Texas doesn’t stay in Texas anymore.”

Hollow City by Dan Wells is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the most frightening enemy of all is your own mind.

Dearie by Bob Spitz is a story about a woman’s search for her own unique expression. Julia Child finally gets the biography she richly deserves. Julia Child’s story, however, is more than a tale of a talented woman and her sumptuous craft. It is also a saga of America’s coming-of-age and growing sophistication, from the Depression Era to the turbulent sixties and the excuses of the eighties to the greening of the American kitchen.

Several other interesting books are: City of Rocks by Michael Zimmer; A Night Like This by Julia Quinn and War Maids Choice by David Weber.

Library Hours:
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

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