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Selected New Books & DVDs: February 2020

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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance

Outstanding collection of stories about gender, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Includes eight "lost" Harlem stories.
Available at the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

American Dirt: A Novel

Booksellers Lydia and Sebastián must flee their home in Acapulco and join countless other Central and South Americans on their perilous migration to the U.S.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

The Giver of Stars

During the 1930s Depression, Alice Wright feels stifled living with her husband in backwoods Kentucky. So she joins a team of women who brave danger delivering books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library--the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.
Available at the Milton Campus library.

A Long Petal of the Sea

Fleeing the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, pregnant widow Roser and Dr. Viktor Dalmau enter into an arranged marriage and emigrate to Chile as refugees. Their shining hope of returning to Spain animates their entire lives.   Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Spitfire: A Livy Nash Mystery

The life of washed-up former spy Livy Nash is transformed when she meets the infamous Ian Fleming and accepts his assignment: to find and kill the only man she ever loved.
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

High Achiever: One Addict's Double Life

Share opiate addict Tiffany Jenkins' wild ride, from 27 felony drug charges and six months in a Florida prison, to her eventual sobriety, new life as a wife and mother, and inspiration to millions.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

"The world's leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small" -- From Publisher
Available at the Milton Campus library.

The Wives

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She agreed to this arrangement because she’s crazy about him. But one day, she finds out something horrifying about the man she married...
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch

Declaring oneself a witch and practicing magic has everything to do with claiming authority and power for oneself, of taking back our planet in the name of Love.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

Refuting the romanticized version of American slavery, this book recounts episodes in the history of Charleston as ground zero in that cruel system.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

20something Anna Wiener leaves New York behind to take a Silicon Valley job in San Francisco, where she describes the highly paid boys and girls acting badly in and around the Bay Area.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

DVDs

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jan 2
1969 Los Angeles: TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around Hollywood during its final glory days.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Fighting with My Family

Based on a true story: After a successfuly tryout, wrestler Paige earns a place in the WWE training program. She must leave her tight-knit family behind and face this new cut-throat world alone.
Available at the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

Judy

Played by Renee Zellweger, the film features several of Garland's best-known songs, and captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.