August 29, 2023

Troy Library Adult Books August 2023

Ian Hauck, head of Adult & Reference Services for Troy Public Library, recommends four recent books. “The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness” (Waldinger & Schulz, 2023) reports on the finding from an 80-year study that the strength of social connections is the strongest factor in happiness. “Symphony of Secrets” (Slocumb, 2023) is a fictional account of a male composer taking credit for the work of a black female composer. “Who Gets Believed?: When the Truth Isn’t Enough” (Nayeri, 2023) explores the challenges that women, refugees, and others face in having their experiences believed by doctors and others. “Breasts and Eggs” (Kawakami, 2021) is a Japanese novel reflecting on motherhood and daughterhood. For more details, visit To find other libraries in New York State, see Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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