New Additions to Holy Trinity’s Library
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans are despised. Their only hope for escape lay in a dangerous underground that would not take her child… (Amazon Books). A thrilling read. Soon to join this story in the church library is My Name is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody – the continuation of this compelling story from the perspective of her daughter Mahtob. She shares her life after her escape from Iran – living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, battling life-threatening illness – all under the menacing shadow of her father. (Amazon Books)
Love Never Ends by Elizabeth von Trapp (CD)
If you were lucky enough to attend Elizabeth’s concert last month at Holy Trinity, you know you’re in for a treat when you hear Elizabeth’s clear and enchanting voice, not to mention her song-writing skills! She has put to music some of the Bible’s memorable verses in such a way that touches the soul of the listener. Definitely worth a listen.
All of these new selections can be found on the “New Selections” shelf in Holy Trinity’s library. Enjoy!