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By Elizabeth I.

November is upon us, which means the chilly weather is fast following, pushing us inside. While this might be appealling for some, a lot of avid readers will be hunkering down in delight to finally have quality reading time. As staff at EVPL is always glad to guide library users to their next read, so here are a variety of books ranging from deciphering dreams to Hoosier history to cooking classics.

Night Vision: A Field Guide to Your Dreams by Theresa Cheung

Night Vision is a visual field guide to the richly rewarding art of dream interpretation. Have you ever dreamt that you were flying? That you missed your flight? Or that you got a radical new haircut? Keep a copy of this beautifully illustrated book by your bedside table to help you understand what your dreams are trying to tell you.

Little America: Incredible True Stories of Immigrants In America by Epic

From the pages of Epic Magazine come the true stories that inspired the Apple Original Series. Nearly everyone in America came from somewhere else. This is a fundamental part of the American idea-an identity and place open to everyone. People arrive from all points distant, speaking a thousand languages, carrying every culture, each with their own reason for uprooting themselves to try something new. Everyone has their own unique story. Little America is a collection of those stories, told by the people who lived them. Together, they form a wholly original, at times unexpected portrait of America’s immigrants-and thereby a portrait of America itself.

Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship With Patsy Cline by Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends–country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy’s tragic and untimely death. Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who’d be damned if they’d let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly–and a meditation on love, loss, and legacy.

This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search For Home by Lauren Sandler

Camila is a twenty-two-year-old new mother. She has no family to rely on, no partner, and no home. Despite her intelligence and determination, the odds are firmly stacked against her. This Is All I Got is a dramatic story of survival and powerful indictment of a broken system, but it is also a revealing and candid depiction of the relationship between an embedded reporter and her subject and the tricky boundaries to navigate when it’s impossible to remain a dispassionate observer.

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World by John Freeman

Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. Galvanized by his conversations with writers and activists around the world, Freeman has engaged with some of today’s most eloquent writers, many of whom hail from the places under the most acute stress. As the anthology unfolds, clichés fall away and we are brought closer to the real, human truth of what is happening to our world, and the dystopia to which we are heading.

Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw by Charles Leerhsen

For more than a century the life and death of Butch Cassidy have been the subject of legend, spawning a small industry of mythmakers and a major Hollywood film. But who was Butch Cassidy, really? Charles Leerhsen, the bestselling author of Ty Cobb, sorts out facts from folklore and paints a brilliant portrait of the celebrated outlaw of the American West. In Butch Cassidy, Charles Leerhsen shares his fascination with how criminals such as Butch deftly maneuvered between honest work and thievery, battling the corporate interests that were exploiting the settlers, and showing us in vibrant prose the Old West as it really was, in all its promise and heartbreak.

Ultimate Travel List: the 500 Best Places On The Planet…Ranked by Lonely Planet

This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet’s global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you’ll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list.

101 Brilliant Things for Kids to Do With Science by Dawn Isaac

Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let’s face it, just likes making a mess), 101 Brilliant Things for Kids to Do with Science is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science – and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen. Whether they want to Launch a Rocket, Create a Giant Egg, Blow a Bubble Snake or Build a Balloon Powered Racing Car, there’s a whole wealth of fun suggestions to keep kids amused – and you never know, they might even learn something along the way.

To be Hoosiers: Historic Stories of Character & Fortitude by Ray E. Boomhower

Since Indiana joined the Union in 1816, residents and visitors alike have pondered the essential question: “What is a Hoosier?” The final answer may never be determined, but there are, at least, ways to understand the Hoosier character. It was African American pilots taking a stand for equal rights. It was a speech by a presidential candidate that helped keep peace on a tragic night. It was the triumph and near-tragedy involving a Mercury Seven astronaut. And it was a sacrifice that ensured a crucial American victory in the Pacific during World War II. As Kurt Vonnegut once said, “I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there.” Award-winning biographer Ray E. Boomhower tells us why.

Milk Street: Fast and Slow: Instant Pot Cooking at the Speed You Need by Christopher Kimball

Milk Street Fast and Slow shows you how to make the most of your multicooker’s unique capabilities with a host of one-pot recipes that show how to prepare the same dish two ways. Tantalize your taste buds and change the way you cook with this mouthwatering menu: From Risotto with Sausage and Arugula to steel-cut oats and polenta, get slow-cooking grains on the table fast — no standing and stirring required. One-pot pastas mean more flavor and less cleanup. These dishes take advantage of the Milk Street approach to cooking: fresh flavor combinations and innovative techniques from around the world. In these pages, you’ll find a compelling new approach to pressure cooking and slow cooking every day.

Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I.


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