By the Book [Summer 2017]
Jun 06, 2017 11:21AM
By Melanie Heisinger
Pirates of the Caribootin
By Bethanie R. Allen, MS, OTR/L
Allen, a pediatric occupational therapist based in the Lewisburg area, published this book as a fun, attention-grabbing story to teach children the task of shoe tying. “It fills my heart to help children, and the information in this book fuels independence!”
Young Adult Pick
By Carrie Anne Noble
Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed Mermaid’s Sister, Montoursville author Noble has written a novel that continues her trademark style of blending historical folk mystique and heartwarming characters. The novel transports readers to an enchanting world inhabited by leprechauns where humanity and vice battle it out. Which will win?
The Martin Archives—A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World’s Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker
By Jim Washburn with Dick Boak
$45, Hal Leonard
A unique inside look into C.F. Martin & Co.’s reign as America’s oldest and most revered guitarmaker.
Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe
By Robert Matzen
$29, Paladin Communications
In March 1941, Stewart joined the U.S.Army Air Corps. He rose to colonel and participated in 20 World War II combat missions before returning home suffering what we now know as PTSD. Then came “It's a Wonderful Life.” For the next half-century, Stewart refused to discuss his combat experiences. Mission presents the first in-depth look at Stewart's life during and after the war.
Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale
By Dan Pearson and Larry McShane
$25.99, St. Martin’s Press
An insider’s perspective on the mafia through Ralph Natale, the last Don of the Philadelphia mob and the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence.
Extra By the Book
The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster
By JoAnne O’Connell
Rowman & Littlefield
An engaging reassessment of the life, politics and legacy of Pittsburgh native, Stephen Foster, the misunderstood creator of classics “Swanee River,” “Beautiful Dreamer” and “My Old Kentucky Home.”
To view our picks from the previous issue, click here.