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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:00 am

New library books

The following books are new at the Hessen Cassel branch of the Allen County Public Library.


“Autonomous” by Annalee Newitz

In 2144, pharmaceutical researcher turned anti-patent activist/drug smuggler Jack travels the world in a recycled submarine, selling black-market medicine to people who can't afford it. When her latest batch of product causes extreme side effects, the military sends brooding agent Eliasz and his robotic partner Paladin to bring Jack to justice.


“Colorblind” by Leah Harper Bowron

This International Book Awards Finalist takes us to Montgomery, Alabama in 1968, where white sixth-grader Lisa Parker's school has just hired its first African-American teacher.


“The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death” by John Bateson

This memoir of Ken Holmes, three-term elected coroner of Marin County, California, gives real insight into a career often glamorized by TV crime dramas.


“Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier's Story” by Jon Kerstetter

Ten years after suffering a stroke and debilitating PTSD that ended his ability to practice medicine, Kerstetter earned a master of fine arts degree and recorded his experiences, including early life on a reservation, a late start to medical school and three tours in Iraq as a combat surgeon.


“Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” by Dick Gregory

A collection of essays on race, history, and black leaders from the recently deceased comedian/activist.