Friday, June 11, 2004
Check it out:
Just arrived at the Gleason Library . . .
• The Motley Fool's Money After 40: Building Wealth for a Better Life by Tom and David Gardner.
The Gardners, hosts of the weekly Motley Fool Radio Show on NPR simultaneously educate, amuse, and enrich the reader in this one-stop financial guide for gilding your golden years. "The Fool is funny and flip while containing solid information and advice for individual investors," says the Washington Post.
• Welcome Home: Simple Tips for Turning Your House into a Luxurious Retreat by Melissa Placzek.
Placzek sets the tone for her book with a quote from Mark Twain. "Shut the door. Not that it lets in the cold, but that it lets out the coziness." She invites you to turn your house into a home with decorating tips and spa recipes from this beautifully hand-lettered volume.
• New Manners for New Times, a Complete Guide to Etiquette by Letitia Baldrige.
"Baldrige differentiates between etiquette and manners (the former is a set of behavior rules; the latter teaches one how to value another's self-esteem), and illuminates both. She covers relationships, rites of passage, entertaining, gift giving, difficult times and communication." (Publisher's Weekly)
• Stage Presence From Head to Toe: A Manual for Musicians by Karen A. Haberg, Ph.D.
Michael Tilson Thomas of the San Francisco Symphony calls this "a clear, concise, and absolutely to-the-point guide for performing artists.[Halberg] insightfully offers excellent advice that is valuable for both the amateur and seasoned professional musician."
• The Metamorphosis, Adaptation of Franz Kafka's Book by Peter Kuper.
"With a line drawing style, [artist Peter] Kuper lends a 21st-century sensibility to Kafka's classic story of alienation in this striking little black-and-white book. The richly imagined illustrations are chilling and compelling." (School Library Journal).
• Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by Claire Watson Garcia.
"This is simply the best beginners' drawing book available," raves Library Journal. "Garcia gently teaches how to see like an artist and then leads the student from creative exercises to detailed still life and facial drawings."
• Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants by Greg and Sue Speichert.
As founders of Water Gardening Magazine and the American Water Garden Society, the Speicherts bring years of experience to this detailed volume. "Despite a glut in water-garden publishing in recent years, this is the most comprehensive guide to all types of water plants," finds Library Journal.
Check out the new non-fiction and fiction shelves for your subject or author of choice including quilt making, cooking, pencil drawing, woodwork, travel, dogs, and horses. Just in time for summer are new books by Peter Mayle, Elmore Leonard, Gore Vidal, Judith Guest, David Sedaris, Gordon S. Wood, Philip R Craig, Thomas Keneally and many more. Find literature and language galore at the Gleason.
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