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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of biography and memoir are available at the Aboite branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” by Paula Poundstone

 A hilarious story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a working mother raising three children.

 

“A Surgeon in the Village : An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa” by Tony Bartelme

 Dr. Dilan Ellegala arrives in Tanzania, shocked to find the entire country has three brain surgeons for its population of 42 million. He discovers solutions that could transform health care for 2 billion people around the world.

 

“Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren

 An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.

 

“Manderley Forever : A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier” by Tatiana de Rosnay

 The author, fascinated by du Maurier since childhood, unravels the mystery of this author who, like the characters she created, cultivated a life of secrecy and hidden passion.

 

“Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West” by Thomas Clavin

  Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, young and largely self-trained men, led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States.

 

“My Cubs: A Love

Story” by Scott Simon

The NPR personality's heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured – and now triumphant – franchise.