May 23, 2024

New Nonfiction Books on Nature & Culture

This month we hear about five recent nonfiction books about nature or our culture’s unfortunate responses to some aspects of nature. Christiann Gibeau, head of Troy Library’s adult & reference services, suggests these items: “Bird Day: A Story of 24 Hours and 24 Avian Lives” (Hauber, 2023); “Sins of the Shovel: Looting, Murder, and the Evolution of American Archaeology” (Morgan, 2023); “The Race to Be Myself” (Semenya, 2023); “Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia” (Manne, 2024); and “The Cancer Factory: Industrial Chemicals, Corporate Deception, and the Hidden Deaths of American Workers” (Morris, 2024). Christiann also explains how to find new books at the main branch, notes that the library is closed Saturday 5/25 and Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day weekend, announces new Saturday hours starting in June, and invites everyone to take a library survey. 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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