At The Library: How Math Created Our Civilization | Arts

The following books are currently available at the Transylvania County Library. The book synopses are by LibraryAware


Burke, Alafair. “Find Me.” A Manhattan defense lawyer searches for her missing best friend, a woman who never recovered from amnesia after an accident, with the help of a homicide detective who thinks the disappearance might be related to a cold case. (M FIC BUR)

Cantor, Jillian. “Beautiful Little Fools.” After the events of “The Great Gatsby,” West Egg police officers discover a diamond hair pin near the millionaire’s pool, putting three women under suspicion for the murder of Jay Gatsby and mechanic George Wilson. (FIC CAN)

Davis, Fiona. “Magnolia Palace.” When mod English model Veronica Weber, while at the Frick Museum, chances upon a series of hidden messages, she is led on a hunt that could not only solve her financial woes but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family. (FIC DAV)

Miller, Holly. “What Might Have Been.” In concurrent storylines that track what would have happened if she chose to stay or go to London, this sweeping story about destiny and who we are meant to be and love follows Lucy as she must make a career decision and choose between two very different men. (FIC MIL)

Petrie, Nick. “The Runaway.” When he picks up a pregnant woman whose car has broken down, war veteran and former marine Peter Ash finds his act of kindness turning into a confrontation with a ruthless killer whose instincts and skills match—and perhaps exceed—his own. (FIC PET)


Brooks, Michael. “The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization.” A science writer with a PhD in quantum physics reveals how mathematics is one of the foundational innovations that has catapulted humanity from a nomadic existence to civilization and has been shaping our world ever since. (909 BRO)

Brown-Nagin, Tomiko. “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality.” This biography of the first black woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court examines how she played a critical role in vanquishing Jim Crow laws throughout the South. (B Motley)

Havrilesky, Heather. “Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage.” The author of the popular Ask Polly advice column on Substack takes an honest look at modern marriage and how it can be an effort that is, taxing, and deeply challenging satisfying all at the same time. (B Havrilesky)

Jones, Kimberly. “How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged.” A breakdown of the economic and social injustices facing black people and other marginalized citizens was inspired by political activist Kimberly Jones’ viral video, “How Can We Win”. (305.896 JON)

Khanna, Ro. “Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us.” Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley, offers a roadmap for overcoming America’s digital divide, with ways to democratize technology and offer opportunities to those communities underserved by the tech revolution. (330.973 KHA)


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