New at Peter White Public Library

Start out the New Year by looking through the adult New Non-Fiction area. Here are a few suggestions. Hope you like them.

“Taking My Life Back” by Rebekah Gregory. No one will ever forget April 15, 2013. The day so many lives were changed. Rebekah and her son were waiting at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend. All of a sudden there was a blast. Rebekah went into mother mode and protected her son, but her legs took the brunt of the explosion. Seventeen surgeries and 65 procedures later, she finally made the decision to have her left leg amputated. This book tells the story of her remarkable recovery, including her triumphant return to Boston two years later to run part of the race. This tragedy helped her explore the peace we experience when we learn to trust God with every part of our lives; the good, the bad, and even the terrifying. (277.3083 GR)

“Saving Charlotte” by Pia de Jong. On a summer night in a canal house in Amsterdam’s old quarter, Pia de Jong gives birth to a delicate, bright-eyed baby girl with a riddle on her back, a pale blue spot that soon multiplies. A doctor reveals the devastating answer, it is a rare and deadly form of leukemia. It is often treated with chemotherapy, a cure nearly as dangerous to a newborn as the disease itself. The parents decide not to subject their daughter to chemotherapy. They bring her home where the child can live surrounded by love and strength and given a chance to live. In return, the little girl gives her mother the greatest gift of all: purpose. This book is the story of a daughter’s fight to survive, and of a mother’s fight to live a life of passion and meaning along-side her. (618.9299 JO)

“Capital Gains, smart things I learned doing stupid stuff” by Chip Gaines. If you watch HGTV then you know Chip Gains from “Fixer Upper.” But do you know the real Chip. Some of the greatest success stories of all time come from people who were misunderstood or even miscategorized. Some people’s strengths aren’t noticed or valued. Or they got a slow start or went about things in an unusual manner, or they didn’t fit in. Chips knows what it’s like to make mistakes. This book is about working toward success, whatever that looks like for you. As you read this book you will see the power of living in a way that rejects fear and embraces those small acts of courage that, when added up, can actually ignite change. (650.1 GA)

“Rossen To The Rescue” by Jeff Rossen. If you watch the “Today” show, you have seen Jeff help people with a variety of problems. Do you know where to take shelter in an earthquake, how to bust a lying car mechanic, or how to save money at the store? If you need help to solve your most pressing and harrowing problems, like kitchen fires, bedbugs, rip-offs and any other situations you come across, this is the book you need to read and keep on your home bookshelf for ready reference. Jeff shares knowledge that can boost your chance of success and even survival when faced with threats. Overflowing with never-before-seen tips and tricks, this book is full of enough hacks to keep you and your family safe, and it just might save your life. (640.73 RO)

“Sisters First, stories from our wild and wonderful life” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. They watched their grandfather become president, and then the same thing happen to their father 12 years later. They made teenage mistakes and had the Secret Service follow them around when they were in college. This book takes you on a revealing, thoughtful, deeply personal and the unexpected adventures of the twins and the sisterly bond that means everything to them. (973.931 BU)

“It Takes Two, Our Story” by Jonathan and Drew Scott. If you ever watched HGTV you probably have seen “Property Brothers” and you probably think you know the guys pretty well. But in truth, it’s what you find once you knock down walls that will surprise you most. The raw vulnerability of two driven brothers, each robbed of his fondest dream before fate, perseverance, and the power of two rebuilt something even better. They bought and renovated their first home together at age 18, and discovered a knack for real estate as well as an eye for design. This book holds nothing back. It’s an uncensored look at the highs and lows that shaped two of television’s biggest stars. This is their story. (791.4502 SC)

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