New Adult Non-Fiction: Thursday May 25

Interested in something fresh to read? The library is constantly receiving new materials, including the items below. Why not stop by and check out a book, CD, movie, or other material that you find interesting. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet inside the library.

Here are a few of the new books that have arrived at the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

Angel in the Cockpit: Surviving Vietnam and PTSD—A Helicopter Pilot’s Story

A vivid, fascinating, and compelling story of a helicopter pilot surviving Vietnam and its aftermath. Joe Sheridan’s memoir is one patriot’s true account of the helicopter war and the brave pilots who fought alongside him. A 1969 Niagara University graduate, Joe Sheridan was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam as a Cobra helicopter gunship pilot. With over 350 combat missions from September 1970 to September of 1971, he earned two bronze stars with “V” device (valor), twenty air medals with valor, and the Vietnamese cross of gallantry.

Ordinary Notes

Ordinary Notes explores profound questions about loss and the shapes of Black life that emerge in the wake. In a series of 248 notes that gather meaning as we read them, Christina Sharpe skillfully weaves artifacts from the past―public ones alongside others that are poignantly personal―with present realities and possible futures, intricately constructing an immersive portrait of everyday Black existence. The themes and tones that echo through these pages―sometimes about language, beauty, memory; sometimes about history, art, photography, and literature―always attend, with exquisite care, to the ordinary-extraordinary dimensions of Black life.

Honey, Baby, Mine

A collection of deeply personal conversations from award-winning actress and activist Laura Dern and the woman she admires most, her mother—legendary actress Diane Ladd. What happens when we are brave enough to speak our truths to the ones we love the most? Laura Dern and Diane Ladd always had a close relationship, but the stakes were raised when Diane developed a sudden life-threatening illness. Diane’s doctor prescribed long walks to build back her lung capacity. The exertion was challenging, and Laura soon learned the best way to distract her mom was to get her talking and telling stories. Their conversations along the way began to break down the traditional barriers between mothers and daughters. They discussed the most personal topics: love, sex, marriage, divorce, art, ambition, and legacy. Complementing these candid exchanges, they have included photos, family recipes, and other mementos.

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