The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 12, 2003


Gleason Library news

These just in

A glimpse at some new arrivals at Gleason Library:

Thomas Moran's Anja the Liar. A young Polish woman and an Italian soldier have both survived the horrors of World War II, but at a terrible cost.Just as they attempt to bury their pasts and make a new life together, a figure from the past arrives.The New York Times Book Review finds this melodrama "artfully written."

•Jennifer Michael Hecht's Doubt, a History."A bold and brilliant work and highly readable, thanks to the elegant and witty author.It's the world religions course you wish you'd had in college, a history of faith told from the outside." (Garrison Keillor)

•Kevin Rushby's Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of the Lost Pirate Utopias of the Indian Ocean. "An enthralling guide to a little-visited corner of the world [the islands around East Africa and Madagascar], haunted by the ghosts of its pirate past," says Publisher's Weekly.

•Robert Ford's The Student Conductor.Ford opens a window on the competitive world of classical music, set against the background of Germany just after the fall of the Berlin Wall."This is finally a novel about power — the power of a great conductor driving a well-trained orchestra, the power of the past to enslave us, the power of the future to free us, and the power of the individual to love and to forgive." (Booklist)

Come see the many new arrivals and favorite classics at the Gleason Public Library. Warm wishes during the cold winter months from all of us at the Library.

© 2003 The Carlisle Mosquito