New books for week of April 21, 2012

Book cover of "The Vow" by Kim Carpenter “The Vow”
by Kim Carpenter

The true story that inspired a major motion picture about how one couple, against all the odds and through a common faith in Christ, triumphed over tragedy and fell in love all over again.

 

 

Book cover of "Unorthodox: the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots" by Deborah Feldman“Unorthodox: the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots”
 by Deborah Feldmany Liz Dobbs

In this arresting memoir Feldman reveals what life is like trapped in a religion that values silence and suffering over individual freedom and her determination to live her own life at any cost.

 

 

Bookcover of “The Maid and the Queen: the secret history of Joan of Arc" by Nancy Bezlon Goldstone “The Maid and the Queen: the secret history of Joan of Arc”
by Nancy Bezlon Goldstone

This fascinating book explores the relationship between Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Sicily, and Joan of Arc and deepens our understanding of how an illiterate peasant girl gained access to the future king of France.