2013.10.29 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: Joel Osteen
GENRE: Religion & Spirituality
We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilled lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. When life weighs upon us, pushing us down, limiting our thinking, labeling us in negative ways, we have what it takes to overcome and rise above into the fullness of our destinies. In his dynamic, inspiring and faith-building new book, best-selling author Joel Osteen provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations.
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Gilbert
PUBLISHER: Viking Adult
Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father’s money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma’s research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike, who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the opposite direction-into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical.
AUTHOR: Alan Weisman
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company
GENRE: Professional Science
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity’s future from the author of the best-seller “The World Without Us.”
In “The World Without Us,” Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity’s constant pressures.
For this long awaited follow-up, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what were the most important questions on Earth - and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth’s ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival?