On the Shelf

By Paul Guffin

What’s New on the Shelves of the Downieville Library

In last week’s column we listed the fiction books that have recently been added to our shelves. Here now are the new-to-us non-fiction books:

Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest, by Arnold Berke

Tombstone Tales: A Walk Through Sacramento’s Historic Old City Cemetery, by John Bettencourt

200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills, by Valerie Colson

A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript, by Charles Dickens

Fool’s Gold: The Decline and Fall of Captain John Sutter of California, by Richard Dillon

No Rooms of Their Own: Women Writers in Early California, 1849-1869, by Ida Rae Egli

Western Siskiyou County: God and Dreams, by Gail L. Fiorini-Jenner & Monica Jae Hall

Mozart and Leadbelly, by Ernest J. Gaines (short stories)

Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner, by Claire Watson Garcia

Fire and Civilization, by Johan Goudsblom

The Golden Highway: Highway 49, Volume 1, North, by Jody & Ric Hornor (local interest)

The Golden Book of Indian Crafts and Lore, by W. Ben Hunt (juvenile)

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, by JoAnn Levy (local interest)

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, by Margareta Magnusson

Assembling California, by John McPhee

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, by Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen

Treasury of Best-Loved Poems, by Louis Phillips (poetry)

Indian Campfire Tales, by W.S. Phillips (juvenile)

April Song, by Vargus Pike (poetry)

January Song, by Vargus Pike (poetry)

July Song, by Vargus Pike (poetry)

October Song, by Vargus Pike (poetry)

What Indian Is It?, by Anna Pistorius (juvenile)

Pablita Velarde: Painting Her People, by Marcella J. Ruch

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris

Dogholes and Donkey Engines: A Historical Resource of Six State Park System Units on the Mendocino Coast, by Martha Sullenberger

West of Paradise, by George Venn

Mountain Memories, by Philip Wegwart (local interest/local author)

Swimming Lessons: New and Selected Poems, by Nancy Willard (poetry)

Haiku: This Other World, by Richard Wright (poetry)

Additionally, there are some new DVD videos on the library’s shelves:

Arctic Tale

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Ghost and the Darkness

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Minion Madness

Nature: Dogs That Changed the World

Nature: In the Valley of Wolves/Christmas in Yellowstone


The Rhinemann Exchange

Wonder Woman 1984

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