Mission of the Olivet Lutheran Church Library:
“To provide resources that encourage spiritual growth, explore the Christian Faith, educate, and entertain”
Olivet Library News September/October 2019
New Books at the Olivet Library:
The Pioneers by David McCullough – A history of the settling of the Northwest Territory, specifically the town, Marietta, located on the banks of the Ohio River. Well researched and well written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.
The Girl in Building C; the True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient. Edited by Mary Krugerud. – In October 1943, sixteen year-old Marilyn Barnes entered the state sanatorium in Walker, Minnesota. Through her letters home, Marilyn describes her three year stay.
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin – The author, who is autistic, introduces the advances in “neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior.” Her book leads to more hope that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism.
Little Faith by Nicholas Butler – A Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. Based on a true story.
A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny. Number 15 in the series.
Some readers call Louise Penny the Canadian Agatha Christie. Popular with Olivet library readers.