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Joe Turner's come and gone : a play in two acts / by August Wilson.
cover imageWhen Herald Loomis arrives at an African-American Pittsburgh boardinghouse, after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man--in body.

Suffering succotash : a picky eater's quest to understand why we hate the foods we hate / Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic.
cover imageA former picky eater, who went on to graduate from culinary school and hold jobs as a cheesemonger and a food writer, explores her own food phobias and offers support to parents of children with similar food issues.

Beauty pearls for chemo girls / Marybeth Maida and Debbie Kiederer.
cover imageThis beauty bible devoted to chemotherapy patients--written by a cancer survivor and a fashion-industry insider--offers a revolutionary way to help "healing" women feel and look their best.

Black boy out of time : a memoir / Hari Ziyad.
cover image"An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛiṣhṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them. Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, radical and reflective, Hari Ziyad's vital memoir is for the outcast, the unheard, the unborn, and the dead. It offers us a new way to think about survival and the necessary disruption of social norms. It looks back in tenderness as well as justified rage, forces us to address where we are now, and, born out of hope, illuminates the possibilities for the future." -- Publisher's description.

The attachment parenting book : a commonsense guide to understanding and nurturing your baby / William Sears and Martha Sears.
cover imageMight you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the husband-and-wife, doctor-and-nurse team who coined the term "attachment parenting" nearly twenty years ago -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide.

Graduates in wonderland : the international misadventures of two (almost) adults / Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale.
cover image"Two best friends document their post-college lives in a hilarious, relatable, and powerfully honest epistolary memoir. Fast friends since they met at Brown University during their freshman year, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale vowed to keep in touch after their senior year through in-depth-and brutally honest-weekly e-mails. After graduation, Jess packs up everything she owns and moves to Beijing on a whim, while Rachel heads to New York to work for an art gallery and to figure out her love life. Each spends the next few years tumbling through adulthood and reinventing themselves in various countries, including France, China, and Australia. Through their messages from around the world, they swap tales of teaching classes of military men, running a magazine, and flirting in foreign languages, along with the hard stuff: from harrowing accidents to breakups and breakdowns. Reminiscent of Sloan Crosley's essays and Lena Dunham's Girls, Graduates in Wonderland is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of two young women as they embark upon adulthood."-- Provided by publisher.

Eight habits of the heart : embracing the values that build strong families and communities / Clifton L. Taulbert.
cover image"Eight Habits of the Heart is subtitled, Embracing the Values that Build Strong Families and Communities. The author lays out eight basic principles that he learned from his elders; a nurturing attitude, dependability, responsibility, friendship, brotherhood, high expectations, courage, and hope. He describes how these eight habits can be utilized to help strengthen relationships, families, and communities. This is a short book that reads like a handbook filled with stories, lessons, and exercises for reflection and practice."--CTE.

Mama knows breast : a beginner's guide to breastfeeding / by Andi Silverman.
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The last season : a father, a son, and a lifetime of college football / Stuart Stevens.
cover imageA 60-year-old son and his aging father reflect on their lives and share poignant and irreverent memories as they attend a full season of Ole Miss football games together, just as they had over half a century ago.

Wedding cake for breakfast : essays on the unforgettable first year of marriage / edited by Kim Perel and Wendy Sherman.
cover imagePresents a collection of essays about the first year of marriage, including the works of such authors as Susan Jane Gilman, Joshilyn Jackson, and Jill Kargman.

The psychopath : a true story / Mary Turner Thomson.
cover image"In 2006, Mary Turner Thomson's world shattered when she discovered her husband Will was a bigamist, con man and convicted sex offender. Unbeknownst to her, this would be the start of a bold new chapter in her life, fighting to protect other women from his heartless gaslighting campaigns -- and putting a stop to his endless deception. Mary thought that her story would end with the revelation that Will in fact had several families -- and numerous children. But when she discovered that he continued to prey on new vicitims, she vowed to turn his betrayal into a force for good. On her mission to protect these women and others, Mary also learned more about the pychopathology behind Will's duplicitous behaviour." -- back cover.

The Queer bible : essays / edited by Jack Guinness.
cover imageA wonderful collection of essays written by today's queer heroes, featuring contributions from Elton John, Tan France, Gus Kenworthy, Paris Lees, Russell Tovey, Munroe Bergdorf, and many others. In 2016, model and queer activist Jack Guinness decided that the LGBTQ+ community desperately needed to be reminded of its long and glorious history of stardom, and he was spurred to action. The following year, QueerBible.com was born, an online community devoted to celebrating queer heroes, both past and present.

An atlas of extinct countries / Gideon Defoe.
cover image"Countries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they were so ludicrous they didn't deserve to exist in the first place. Occasionally they explode violently. A few slip away almost unnoticed. Often the cause of death is either "got too greedy" or "Napoleon turned up." Now and then they just hold a referendum and vote themselves out of existence. This is an atlas of 48 nations that fell off the map. The polite way of writing an obituary is: dwell on the good bits, gloss over the embarrassing stuff. This book refuses to do so, because these dead nations are so full of schemers, racists, and con men that it's impossible to skip the embarrassing stuff. Because of this - and because treating nation-states with too much reverence is the entire problem with pretty much everything - these accounts are not concerned with adding to the earnest flag saluting in the world, however nice some of the flags might be."--Dust jacket flap.

The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science / John Tresch.
cover image"A biography of Edgar Allan Poe with an emphasis on his engagement with the scientists and scientific discoveries of his era"-- Provided by publisher.

Mastering the art of French cooking / by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck ; [illustrations by Sidonie Coryn].
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Red pill, blue pill : how to counteract the conspiracy theories that are killing us / David Neiwert.
cover imageA revealing trip down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories -their appeal, who believes them, how they spread -with an eye to helping people deal with the alt-right conspiracists in their own lives.Conspiracy theories are killing us. Once confined to the fringes of society, this worldview now has adherents numbering in the millions -extending right into the White House. This disturbing look at this alt-right threat to our democratic institutions offers guidance for counteracting the personal toll this destructive mindset can have on relationships and families.Author David Neiwert -an investigative journalist who has studied the radical right for decades -examines the growing appeal of conspiracy theories and the kind of personalities that are attracted to such paranoid, sociopathic messages. He explains how alt-right leaders are able to get such firm holds on the imaginations of their followers and chronicles the destruction caused by the movement's most virulent believers.Colloquially, this recruitment to alt-right ideologies is called "getting red-pilled" -a metaphor for when believers of conspiracy theories become convinced that their alternate universe is real. Uniquely, and optimistically, Neiwert provides a "blue pill toolkit" for those who are dealing with conspiracy theorists in their own lives, including strategies drawn from people who counsel former far-right extremists who have renounced their former beliefs.

Field study / Chet'la Sebree.
cover image"A lyric poem meditating on sexuality, desire, womanhood, and blackness"-- Provided by publisher.

Dissent : the radicalization of the Republican Party and its capture of the Court / Jackie Calmes.
cover imageAn award-winning investigative journalist presents an account of the life and confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, featuring interviews with his accusers and evidence of his deceptions amongst the Republican Party's drive toward the far right.

The invention of China / Bill Hayton.
cover image"China's current leadership lays claim to a 5,000-year-old civilization, but "China" as a unified country and people, Bill Hayton argues, was created far more recently by a small group of intellectuals. In this compelling account, Hayton shows how China's present-day geopolitical problems--the fates of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and the South China Sea--were born in the struggle to create a modern nation-state. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reformers and revolutionaries adopted foreign ideas to "invent' a new vision of China. By asserting a particular, politicized version of the past the government bolstered its claim to a vast territory stretching from the Pacific to Central Asia. Ranging across history, nationhood, language, and territory, Hayton shows how the Republic's reworking of its past not only helped it to justify its right to rule a century ago--but continues to motivate and direct policy today." -- Page [4] of cover.

Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.
cover image"From SoulCycle to Scientology, we're all obsessed with cults. Linguist Amanda Montell examines the language cults use to draw us in"-- Provided by publisher.

The queer advantage : conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders on the power of identity / Andrew Gelwicks.
cover image"Collecting incisive, deeply personal conversations with LGBTQ+ trailblazers about how they leveraged the challenges and insights they had as relative outsiders to succeed in the worlds of business, tech, politics, Hollywood, sports and beyond, The Queer Advantage celebrates the unique, supercharged power of queerness"-- Provided by publisher

Gender identity, sexuality and autism : voices from across the spectrum / Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney ; foreword by Wenn B. Lawson.
cover imageA collection of narratives from individuals on the autism spectrum who identity as LGBTQIA, providing both personal and clinical insights into the ASD-LGBTQIA overlap.

Chip Kidd. Book two : work 2007-2017 / Chip Kidd ; introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, Orhan Pamuk ; design by Mark Melnick ; photography by Geoff Spear.
cover imageChip Kidd is recognized worldwide as one of the best graphic designers working today, especially in book design. This is a much anticipated follow-up to Chip Kidd: Book One, where he not only showcases his most recent work, but demonstrates the relationship he has with some of the world's most influential authors and sheds light into his passion for the art of book-making and most recent expansion to other media design like film posters, magazine covers, and artist collaborations. This book is a must-have for designers and all book-lovers interested in the man responsible for some of the most recognizable book covers in the world. The book is a work of art itself, a book on a designer described as a design demigod, and the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design. It features all of Kidd's book designs from the years 2007 to 2017, including book cover designs for best-selling authors Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Orhan Pamuk, Augusten Burroughs, and David Sedaris, each whom share insight on Kidd's creative process and the importance his designs have had on their work.

Bad reception / Juan Doe, writer, artist, colorist, letterer.
cover image"It's the celebrity wedding of the century, set in an undisclosed, remote location, with no access to wifi, cell phone reception or the outside world. But the dream wedding becomes a nightmare when, one by one, the guests are brutally slaughtered by a serial killer who brands his victims with a hashtag. A searing horror story that doubles as a topical, satirical critique on society's obsession with technology, social media and the cult of celebrity, BAD RECEPTION is written, drawn, colored and even lettered by AfterShock's very own Juan Doe (DARK ARK, AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER)!"-- Provided by publisher.

Sheriff of Babylon / Tom King, writer ; Mitch Gerads, art and colors ; Nick J. Napolitano, Travis Lanham, lettering ; John Paul Leon, cover art and original series covers.
cover image"The Fog of War Baghdad, 2003. The reign of Saddam Hussein is over. The Americans are in command. And no one is in control. Former cop turned military contractor Christopher Henry knows that better than anyone. He s in country to train up a new Iraqi police force, and one of his recruits has just been murdered. With civil authority in tatters and dead bodies clogging the streets, Chris is the only person in the Green Zone with any interest in finding out who killed him or why. Chris s inquiry brings him first to Sofia, an American-raised Iraqi who now sits on the governing council, and then to Nassir, a grizzled veteran of Saddam s police force and probably the last real investigator left in Baghdad. United by death but divided by conflicting loyalties, the three must help one another navigate the treacherous landscape of post-invasion Iraq in order to hunt down the killers. But are their efforts really serving justice or a much darker agenda? Inspired by his real-life experiences as a CIA operations officer in Iraq, New York Times bestselling writer TOM KING joins forces with celebrated artist MITCH GERADS to deliver a wartime crime thriller like no other. The Sheriff of Babylon collects all 12 issues of the groundbreaking series and features an introduction by King and an afterword by Gerads, as well as a special gallery of preliminary artwork from Gerads and cover artist JOHN PAUL LEON." -- ONIX annotation.

We served the people : my mother's stories / by Emei Burell.
cover image"A collection of moving stories passed from mother to daughter recounting life during China's Cultural Revolution. In China, an entire generation's most formative years took place in remote rural areas when city-kids were sent to the countryside to become rusticated youth and partake in Mao's mandated Great Leap Forward. Debut cartoonist Emei Burell breathes new life into the stories her mother shared with her of growing up during mid-1960s Communist China. In an inspiring tale, her mother recounts how she ended up as one of the few truck-driving women during the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside movement, which sought to increase agricultural outreach and spur social and ideological change amongst youth. Burell's stunning illustrations honor her mother's courage, strength, and determination during a decade of tremendous political upheaval, where millions of lives were lost, and introduces us to a young Burell in a new era of self-discovery."--Provided by publisher.

Kin : a memoir / Shawna Kay Rodenberg.
cover image"A heart stopping memoir of a wrenching Appalachian girlhood and a multilayered portrait of a misrepresented people, from Rona Jaffe Writer's Award winner Shawna Kay Rodenberg. When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live in the Body, an off-the-grid End Times religious community. Her father was seeking a better, safer life for his family, but the austere communal living of prayer, bible study and strict regimentation was a bad fit for the precocious Shawna. Disciplined harshly for her many infractions, she was sexually abused by a predatory adult member of the community. Soon after the leader of the Body died and revelations of the sexual abuse came to light, her family returned to the same Kentucky mountains that their ancestors have called home for three hundred years. It is a community ravaged by the coal industry, but for all that, rich in humanity, beauty, and the complex knots of family love. Curious, resourceful, rebellious, Shawna will ultimately leave her mountain home but only as she masters a perilous balancing act between who she has been and who she will become. Kin is a mesmerizing memoir of survival that seeks to understand and make peace with the people and places that were survived. It is above all about family-about the forgiveness and love within its bounds-and generations of Appalachians who have endured, harmed, and held each other through countless lifetimes of personal and regional tragedy"-- Provided by publisher.

By the light of burning dreams : the triumphs and tragedies of the second American revolution / David Talbot and Margaret Talbot with Arthur Allen.
cover image'By the Light of Burning Dreams' chronicles some of the most important moments of activism from the 60s and 70s, and ties them into the arrival of today's major political players and major progressive movements. David and Margaret Talbot are both very well-connected, with contacts such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., George R.R. Martin,Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, and Oliver Stone. From the founder of Salon, and the author of 'The Devil's Chessboard.'

Unwell women : misdiagnosis and myth in a man-made world / Elinor Cleghorn.
cover image"A trailblazing conversation-starting history of women's health-from Ancient Greece to hormones and autoimmune diseases-brought together in a fascinating sweeping narrative"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost boys of Montauk : the true story of the Wind Blown, four men who vanished at sea, and the survivors they left behind / Amanda Fairbanks.
cover image"In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller (and Academy-Award nominated film) The Perfect Storm, and with a nod to Steven Gaines' dishy tell-all, Philistines at the Hedgerow, a riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals have it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons"-- Provided by publisher.

The hummingbirds' gift : wonder, beauty, and renewal on wings / Sy Montgomery.
cover image"As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That's where Brenda Sherburn comes in. With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird's Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are." -- Amazon.com.

Dada eats love to cook it : 100 plant-based recipes for everyone at your table / Samah Dada ; photography by Julia Gartland.
cover image"100+ indulgent meals and treats from the vegan- and keto-friendly rising star, all made with whole, unprocessed ingredients, including viral hits like brookie (brownie/cookie) pie and chocolate chip tahini cake"-- Provided by publisher.

German : learn German for beginners including German grammar, German short stories and 1000+ German phrases.
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How Iceland changed the world : the big history of a small island / Egill Bjarnason.
cover imageProvides a tour of the history of Iceland, from the time a Viking captain ran aground there 1,200 years ago to the pivotal role it played during the French Revolution, the moon landing, and the foundation of Israel.

The first ten years : two sides of the same love story / Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner.
cover image'The First Ten Years' is a sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, co-creator of 'Welcome to Night Vale', and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relationship from both sides.

All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a black family keepsake / Tiya Miles.
cover image"Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. In 1850s South Carolina, just before nine-year-old Ashley was sold, her mother, Rose, gave her a sack filled with just a few things as a token of her love. Decades later, Ashley's granddaughter, Ruth, embroidered this history on the bag--including Rose's message that "It be filled with my Love always." Historian Tiya Miles carefully follows faint archival traces back to Charleston to find Rose in the kitchen where she may have packed the sack for Ashley. From Rose's last resourceful gift to her daughter, Miles then follows the paths their lives and the lives of so many like them took to write a unique, innovative history of the lived experience of slavery in the United States. The contents of the sack--a tattered dress, handfuls of pecans, a braid of hair, "my Love always"--Speak volumes and open up a window on Rose and Ashley's world. As she follows Ashley's journey, Miles metaphorically "unpacks" the sack, deepening its emotional resonance and revealing the meanings and significance of everything it contained. These include the story of enslaved labor's role in the cotton trade and apparel crafts and the rougher cotton "negro cloth" that was left for enslaved people to wear; the role of the pecan in nutrition, survival, and southern culture; the significance of hair to Black women and of locks of hair in the nineteenth century; and an exploration of Black mothers' love and the place of emotion in history"-- Provided by publisher

Back to the light : poems / George Ella Lyon.
cover image"Acclaimed poet George Ella Lyon returns with a brilliant new collection that traces the arc of a woman's life from girlhood to mature womanhood. In answer to the first poem, "Little Girl Who Knows Too Much," Lyon embarks on a journey from a child who was silenced to "Some Big Loud Woman" who claims the right to a voice. Along the way she meets allies and guides including Dickinson, Woolf, Mary Travers, Grace Paley, and the giver of dreams. As sailors once navigated by the stars, so Lyon navigates by these luminaries. They are not distant, though. Their light is always near. Alternately witty, tender, shocking, and visionary, Back to the Light reveals the reunion of body and spirit, truth and story. In the process, it demonstrates the power of poetry to liberate and to heal"-- Provided by publisher.

The tyranny of big tech / Josh Hawley.
cover image"Missouri Senator Josh Hawley argues that big tech companies--Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple--represent the gravest threat to American liberty since the monopolies of the Gilded Age, and proposes a democratic, hopeful path forward"-- Provided by publisher.

Take more vacations : how to search better, book cheaper, and travel the world / Scott Keyes.
cover imageThis book offers a new strategy that can lead to cheaper fares and more trips. The author shows why cheap flights never have to be inconvenient ones, he gives steps you can take to get a good fare, and more.

The words that made us : America's constitutional conversation, 1760-1840 / Akhil Reed Amar.
cover image"Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar tells the story of America's constitutional conversation during its first eighty years--from the Constitution's birth in 1760 through the 1830s, when the last of America's early leaders died. Amar traces the threads of Constitutional discourse, uniting history and law in a narrative that seeks both to reveal this history anew and to make clear who was right and who was wrong on the biggest legal issues confronting early America. Amar provides an essential history of the Constitution's formative decades and an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today"-- Provided by publisher.

Helgoland : making sense of the quantum revolution / Carlo Rovelli ; translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell.
cover image"One of the world's most renowned theoretical physicists, Carlo Rovelli has entranced millions of readers with his singular perspective on the cosmos. In Helgoland, Rovelli examines the enduring enigma of quantum theory. The quantum world Rovelli describes is as beautiful as it is unnerving. Helgoland is a treeless island in the North Sea where the 21-year-old Werner Heisenberg first developed quantum theory, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming ideas (ghost waves, distant objects that seem to be magically connected, cats that appear both dead and alive), quantum physics has led to countless discoveries and technological advancements. Today our understanding of the world is based on this theory, yet it is still profoundly mysterious. As scientists and philosophers continue to fiercly debate the theory's meaning, Rovelli argues that its most unsettling contradictions can be explained by seeing the world as fundamentally made of relationships, not substances. We and everything around us exist only in our interactions with one another. This bold idea suggests new directions for understanding the structure of reality and even the nature of consciousness. Rovelli makes learning about quantum mechanics an almost psychedelic experience. Shifting our perspective once again, he takes us on a riveting journey through the universe so we can better understand our place in it"-- Provided by publisher.

Eat, habibi, eat! : fresh recipes for modern Egyptian cooking / Shahir Massoud.
cover imageDiscover innovative, flavour-packed recipes for Middle Eastern dishes, inspired by author Shahir Massoud's Egyptian upbringing. From home-friendly adaptations of street foods and casual everyday staples, to new interpretations of traditional recipes, 'Eat, Habibi, Eat!' encourages you to explore delicious new dishes at home. Massoud is the host of CTV's 'Around the World in 10 Meals' and CBC's 'Man of the Kitchen'. He currently has two more shows in the works for Gusto and Telus TV. He lives in Toronto, ON.

Kaffe Fassett in the studio : behind the scenes with a master colorist / Kaffe Fassett ; photographs by Debbie Patterson.
cover imageWorld-renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration With successes like Bold Blooms and Dreaming in Color, the latest book from Kaffe Fassett brings together all the best elements of his work and life. Kaffe Fassett in the Studio will offer an in-depth look at his work and where he finds inspiration, paying particular attention to his color work. He'll also showcase some of his greatest designs in the areas of needlework, patchwork, and knitting, as well as provide three to four new patterns in each of these areas. Lastly, Fassett will speak to his fabric design and painting processes. He remains an icon in the fashion and craft worlds. He partners with brands such as Coach and is regularly featured in the pages of Vogue. Fassett's brilliant use of color set his work apart from other artists, and any collection of his work is a must have among fans and beyond.

The argument hangover : empowering couples to fight smarter and overcome communication pitfalls / Jocelyn & Aaron "The Freemans."
cover imageLearn how you and your partner can fight smarter, communicate like pros, and handle any challenge as a team! You know that feeling right after an argument you've had with your partner? You feel kind of sick to your stomach, your head is buzzing, and you're zoned out. You regret what you said or how you said it, and you're hurt by their actions as well. Almost like a food or alcohol hangover, right? Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman, your new favorite relationship mentors, call this "the argument hangover." In this relatable, no b.s. book for couples, the Freemans explain what an argument hangover is, what causes it, and how to clearly communicate your needs to feel understood, without having to change each other. This modern guide includes step-by-step tools and exercises you can implement right away, so you can handle the challenges that so many couples face today

Period. End of sentence : a new chapter in the fight for menstrual justice / Anita Diamant ; foreword by Melissa Berton.
cover image"Explores the subject of menstruation, from toxic historic and religious roots to how young activists are challenging the silence and shame that can erode self-esteem and even threaten lives ..."--Page 4 of cover.

The complete guide to the National Parks of the West : with the best scenic road trips / writers: Shelley Arenas, Whitney Bryen, Andrew Collins [and ten others].
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Winning independence : the decisive years of the Revolutionary War, 1778-1781 / John Ferling.
cover imageWinning Independence is the dramatic story of how and why Great Britain--so close to regaining several southern colonies and rendering the postwar United States a fatally weak nation ultimately failed to win the war. The book explores the choices and decisions made by Clinton and Washington, and others, that ultimately led the French and American allies to clinch the pivotal victory at Yorktown that at long last secured American independence.

The curious reader : a literary miscellany of novels & novelists / edited by Erin McCarthy and the team at Mental Floss.
cover image" Readers rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for lovers of literature. From Americanah to War and Peace, from Chinua Achebe and Jane Austen to Jesmyn Ward and George R.R. Martin, learn surprising facts about the world's most famous novels and novelists. The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the world's most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell's near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband's heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including "Cat-Loving Writers," "Famous Authors' Unfinished Manuscripts," "Literary Characters Based on Real People," and "Books You Didn't Know Were Self-Published." This literary miscellany is certain to inspire book lovers, aspiring writers, students, and teachers alike to discover a diverse selection of curated literary works--leading to an expansion of their library!"--Amazon.

Downeast : five Maine girls and the unseen story of rural America / Gigi Georges.
cover imageA chronicle based on four years of reporting follows five teenage girls as they come of age in one of the most challenging and geographically isolated regions on the Eastern seaboard--Washington County, Maine.

African Europeans : an untold history / Olivette Otele.
cover image"A dazzling history of Africans in Europe, revealing their unacknowledged role in shaping the continent. Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman legion, all the way up to the present, Otele explores encounters between those defined as "Africans" and those called "Europeans." She gives equal attention to the most prominent figures--like Alessandro de Medici, the first duke of Florence thought to have been born to a free African woman in a Roman village--and the untold stories--like the lives of dual-heritage families in Europe's coastal trading towns. African Europeans is a landmark celebration of this integral, vibrantly complex slice of European history, and will redefine the field for years to come."--Amazon.

Technically food : inside Silicon Valley's mission to change what we eat / Larissa Zimberoff.
cover image"Ultra-processed and secretly produced foods are cheered by consumers and investors because they are plant-based--often vegan--and help address societal issues. An investigative reporter pokes holes in the mania behind today's changing food landscape and clearly shows the trade-offs of replacing real food with technology-driven approximations."-- Publisher's description.

Planet palm : how palm oil ended up in everything-and endangered the world / Jocelyn C. Zuckerman.
cover image"Jocelyn C. Zuckerman spent years traveling the globe, from Liberia to Indonesia, India to Brazil, reporting on the human and environmental impacts of this poorly understood plant. The result is Planet Palm, a riveting account blending history, science, politics, and food as seen through the people whose lives have been upended by this hidden ingredient. This groundbreaking work of first-rate journalism compels us to examine the connections between the choices we make at the grocery store and a planet under siege"-- Provided by publisher.

A descending spiral : exposing the death penalty in 12 essays / Marc Bookman.
cover image"Powerful, wry essays offering modern takes on a primitive practice, from one of our most widely read death penalty abolitionists"-- Provided by publisher.

Plunder : Napoleon's theft of Veronese's Feast / Cynthia Saltzman.
cover image"History of Napoleon's art looting of Italy and the subsequent formation of the Louvre"-- Provided by publisher.

The cheap handyman : true (and disastrous) tales from a home improvement expert guy who should know better / B.S. Harris.
cover image"When you're a homeowner, there's always something to fix. If it's not a leaky faucet or a squeaky step, it's stucco that falls off the ceiling every time someone slams the door or a washing machine that works only when it feels like it. And Brian Harris--a mostly retired, self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades with a penchant for money-saving schemes--knows exactly what it's like to hit a few snags when tackling a project. Try as he might, simple chores invariably become costly comedies of errors. In The Cheap Handyman, Brian anthologizes his hard-won wisdom, teaching us how (not) to cut down a tree, what to do if a stray cat has kittens in your HVAC system, three very incorrect uses for duct tape, the manifold hazards of pool maintenance, why not to change your oil over a brick driveway, and more. His wryly straightforward voice paints a picture of everyday life that is as relatable as it is hilarious. If you (or someone you love) has ever thought "Sure, I can do that!" this book is for you." -- back cover

Press reset : ruin and recovery in the video game industry / Jason Schreier.
cover image"The business of videogames is both a prestige industry and a very opaque one. Based on dozens of firsthand interviews and covering the development of landmark games including Bioshock: Infinite, Epic Mickey, Dead Space, and more, and through the studios' shocking closures, this book will tell the stories of how real people are affected by game studio shutdowns -- and how and if they recover. Jason Schreier has made a name for himself as gaming's preeminent investigative journalist. In Press reset, through countless of insider interviews that cover hostile takeovers, abusive bosses, corporate drama, bounced checks, and that one time the Boston Red Sox's Curt Schilling decided he was going to lead a game studio that would take out World of Warcraft, Schreier covers not only why video games are so hard to make, he explores why it's so hard to make a living making games in the first place"-- Provided by publisher.

Our environmental handprints : recover the land, reverse global warming, reclaim the future / Jon R. Biemer.
cover image"We create "Handprints" by planting trees, eating healthfully, eco-remodeling, introducing youth to nature, and giving to earth-friendly causes. This book shows us how, individually and together, we can revive rivers, revitalize agriculture, curtail carbon emissions, form a circular economy, and foster a better world"-- Provided by publisher.

Master Chief Thomas McAdams: the stories that made the legend / Joe Novello.
cover imageChief McAdams is a legend in the ranks of the United States Coast Guard. His career spanned twenty-seven years from 1950 through 1977. During that time, he operated numerous patrol and motor lifeboats. He commanded stations, wrote training manuals, and assisted in designing and testing new boat designs. Throughout his career Chief McAdams is credited with participating in over 5000 rescues and saving over 100 lives. Chief McAdams received numerous awards and medals, including The Legion of Merit, Gold Lifesaving Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, The Coast Guard Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Over the years, numerous articles have been written about the Chief’s adventures in magazines such as Men’s Magazine (1954), Life Magazine (1957), True Magazine (1971), and National Geographic Magazine (1974). Chief McAdams has been mentioned in numerous other books and training manuals. This book is a chronological history of Chief McAdams’ experiences throughout his career in the Coast Guard. The stories are all true memories, eliciting emotions that run the gamut from exciting to frightening, hilarious, and devastating. These are the stories behind the legend of Chief McAdams.

On violence and on violence against women / Jacqueline Rose.
cover image"A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic. Why has violence, and especially violence against women, become so much more prominent and visible across the world? To explore this question, Jacqueline Rose tracks the multiple forms of today's violence - historic and intimate, public and private - as they spread throughout our social fabric, offering a new, provocative account of violence in our time. From trans rights and #MeToo to the sexual harassment of migrant women, from the trial of Oscar Pistorius to domestic violence in lockdown, from the writing of Roxanne Gay to Hisham Mitar and Han Kang, she casts her net wide. What obscene pleasure in violence do so many male leaders of the Western world unleash in their supporters? Is violence always gendered and if so, always in the same way? What is required of the human mind when it grants itself permission to do violence? On Violence and On Violence Against Women is a timely and urgent agitation against injustice, a challenge to radical feminism and a meaningful call to action."--Publisher's website.

Let the record show : a political history of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 / Sarah Schulman.
cover image"In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. They stormed the FDA and NIH in Washington, DC, and started needle exchange programs in New York; they took over Grand Central Terminal and fought to change the legal definition of AIDS to include women; they transformed the American insurance industry, weaponized art and advertising to push their agenda, and battled--and beat--The New York Times, the Catholic Church, and the pharmaceutical industry. Their activism, in its complex and intersectional power, transformed the lives of people with AIDS and the bigoted society that had abandoned them.

Nature's silent message / Scott Stillman.
cover image"The Earth is trying to teach us to live better. To lead richer, happier lives. Will we continue down the limited path of the mechanical mind? Or will we tune into ultimate intelligence? The same intelligence that allows blood to flow through our veins, bees to pollinate flowers, birds to fly south, salmon to spawn, whales to migrate, caterpillars to become butterflies, the Earth to rotate, the moon to orbit, and the rest of nature to function perfectly of its own accord? We have access to nature's silent message--if we take the time to listen. In this spellbinding collection, Stillman guides us from the lush forests of the North Cascades, through the sandstone slot canyons of Utah, and into the border country of extreme southern Arizona. In this classroom, we learn not from books, nor words, nor lectures. Wilderness is the school of life, where we learn not from that which thinks--but that which knows. Nature's Silent Message suggests the existence of something far greater than what we see on the surface. It's about breaking through old patterns so that new ones may emerge. The message is simple and pure, but when you try to define it, it vanishes into thin air. And in that vanishing, you find it again. Like a beautiful butterfly that can never be caught. Try and catch her and she'll drive you mad, eluding you forever. But learn to fly with her, and all the wonders of the world will be shown, and all the answers to your questions be known." --Amazon.

Prey tell : why we silence women who tell the truth and how everyone can speak up / Tiffany Bluhm.
cover image"Drawing from her ministry experience in an unhealthy church, Tiffany Bluhm explores the dynamics of power and lack of accountability that occur within many church and ministry contexts and encourages women and men to speak out in the face of unjust systems"-- Provided by publisher.

The Montessori baby : a parent's guide to nurturing your baby with love, respect, and understanding / Simone Davis and Junnifa Uzodike ; [illustrations by Sanny van Loon].
cover image"Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm... Including how to prepare yourself for parenthood physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Become an active observer to understand what your baby is really telling you. Create Montessori spaces in your home, including "yes" spaces where nothing is off-limits. Set up activities that encourage baby's movement and language development at their own pace, and raise a secure baby who's ready to explore the world with confidence"-- Provided by publisher.

Journey to the edge of reason : the life of Kurt Gödel / Stephen Budiansky.
cover image"The first major biography of the logician and mathematician whose incompleteness theorems helped launch a modern scientific revolution. Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt Gödel's famous proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true--yet never provable--continues to unsettle mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. Yet unlike Einstein, with whom he formed a warm and abiding friendship, Gödel has long escaped all but the most casual scrutiny of his life. An intimate portrait of the scientific and intellectual circles in prewar Vienna and a vivid re-creation of the early days of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, Journey to the Edge of Reason is the first biography to fully draw upon Gödel's voluminous letters and writings--including a never-before-transcribed shorthand diary of his most intimate thoughts--to explore his profound intellectual friendships, his moving relationship with his mother, his troubled yet devoted marriage, and the debilitating bouts of paranoia that ultimately took his life. It illuminates the mind-bending implications of Gödel's revolutionary ideas for philosophy, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and man's place in the cosmos"-- Provided by publisher.

A chosen destiny : my story / Drew McIntyre with Sarah Edworthy.
cover image"From a young age, Drew McIntyre dreamed of becoming WWE Champion and following in the footsteps of his heroes Stone Cold Steve Austin and Undertaker. With his parents' support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to tiny crowds in the UK's Butlin circuit. At age twenty-two, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as "The Chosen One" who would lead WWE into the future. With his destiny in the palm of his hands, Drew watched it all slip through his fingers. Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew's life and career spiraled. As a surefire champ, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was fired from the company. But the WWE Universe had not seen the last of this promising athlete. Facing a crossroads, the powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre."-- Publisher's description.

Naked screenwriting : twenty-two Oscar-winning screenwriters bare their secrets to writing / Lew Hunter with Meg Gifford.
cover image"Through interviews with world-renowned UCLA screenwriting professor Lew Hunter, Oscar-winning screenwriters and multiple award-winners reveal their Hollywood secrets in crafting brilliant stories and methodology. Interviewees include Francis Ford Coppola, William Golden, Alexander Payne, Ernest Lehman, Horton Foote and Billy Wilde"-- Provided by publisher.

The science of Middle-Earth : a new understanding of Tolkien and his world / illustrated by Arnaud Rafaelian ; edited by Roland Lehoucq, Loïc Mangin, and Jean-Sébastien Steyer ; translated by Tina Kover.
cover imageThe surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien's love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes. The world J.R.R. Tolkien created is one of the most beloved in all of literature, and continues to capture hearts and imaginations around the world. From Oxford to ComiCon, the Middle Earth is analyzed and interpreted through a multitude of perspectives. But one essential facet of Tolkien and his Middle Earth has been overlooked: science. This great writer, creator of worlds and unforgettable character, and inventor of language was also a scientific autodidact, with an innate interest and grasp of botany, paleontologist and geologist, with additional passions for archeology and chemistry. Tolkien was an acute observer of flora and fauna and mined the minds of his scientific friends about ocean currents and volcanoes. It is these layers science that give his imaginary universe--and the creatures and characters that inhabit it--such concreteness. Within this gorgeously illustrated edition, a range of scientists--from astrophysicists to physicians, botanists to volcanologists--explore Tolkien's novels, poems, and letters to reveal their fascinating scientific roots. A rewarding combination of literary exploration and scientific discovery, The Science of Middle Earth reveals the hidden meaning of the Ring's corruption, why Hobbits have big feet, the origins of the Dwarves, the animals which inspired the dragons, and even whether or not an Ent is possible. Enhanced by superb original drawings, this transportive work will delight both Tolkien fans and science lovers and inspire us to view both Middle Earth--and our own world--with fresh eyes.

Shape : the hidden geometry of information, biology, strategy, democracy, and everything else / Jordan Ellenberg.
cover image"Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. Geometry doesn't just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.

Ravenous : Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the search for the cancer-diet connection / Sam Apple.
cover image"The extraordinary story of the Nazi-era scientific genius who discovered how cancer cells eat-and what it means for how we should. The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg-a cousin of the famous finance Warburgs-was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity's understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it"-- Provided by publisher.

The secret world of weather : how to read signs in every cloud, breeze, hill, street, plant, animal, and dewdrop / Tristan Gooley ; illustrations by Neil Gower.
cover image"A guide to uncovering the mysteries of weather using close observation-decoding the ever-shifting alchemy of heat, water, and air to understand how it shapes our cities, woods, and hills"-- Provided by publisher.

Why didn't you just do what you were told? : essays / Jenny Diski ; [introduction by Mary-Kay Wilmers].
cover imageJenny Diski was a fearless writer, for whom no subject was too difficult, even her own diagnosis with cancer. Her columns in the London Review of Books -- selected here by her editor and friend Mary-Kay Wilmers, ranged from subjects as various as happiness, social psychology, self-absorption and cats -- have been described as 'virtuoso performances', and 'small masterpieces'.

Evolution gone wrong : the curious reasons why our bodies work (or don't) / Alex Bezzerides ; with illustrations by Peter Davidson.
cover imageFor fans of Bill Bryson and Mary Roach, this entertaining exploration of human evolution reveals where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies.

Test gods : Virgin Galactic and the making of a modern astronaut / Nicholas Schmidle.
cover image"Based on exclusive inside reporting, New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle tells the remarkable story of the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic's campaign to build a space tourism company. Schmidle follows a handful of characters-Mark Stucky, Virgin's lead test pilot ; Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire funding the venture ; Mike Moses, the grounded, unflappable president ; Mike Alsbury, the test pilot who lost his life ; and others-through personal and professional dramas, in pursuit of their collective goal : to make space tourism a reality. Along the way, Schmidle weaves his relationship with his father-a former fighter pilot and decorated war hero-into the tragedies and triumphs that Branson's team encounters out in the Mojave Desert as they design, build, and test-fly their private rocketship. Gripping and novelistic, Test Gods leads us, through human drama, into a previously unseen world-and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

Big vape : the incendiary rise of Juul / Jamie Ducharme.
cover image"A work of narrative nonfiction chronicling the rise of Juul, the most prominent e-cigarette company, and the birth of a new addiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Battle for the soul : inside the Democrats' campaigns to defeat Trump / Edward-Isaac Dovere.
cover image"An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House. The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party into submission, many Democrats-haunted by Hillary Clinton's shocking loss in 2016, which led to a four-year-long identity crisis-were convinced he would be unbeatable. Their party and the country, it seemed, might never recover. How, then, did Democrats manage to win the presidency, especially after the longest primary race and the biggest field ever? How did they keep themselves united through an internal struggle between newly empowered progressives and establishment forces-playing out against a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a new racial reckoning? Edward-Isaac Dovere's Battle for the Soul is the searing, fly-on-the-wall account of the Democrats' journey through recalibration and rebirth. Dovere traces this process from the early days in the wilderness of the post-Obama era, though the jockeying of potential candidates, to the backroom battles and exhausting campaigns, to the unlikely triumph of the man few expected to win, and through the inauguration and insurrection at the Capitol. Dovere draws on years of on-the-ground reporting and contemporaneous conversations with the key players-whether in Pete Buttigieg's hotel suite in Des Moines an hour before he won the Iowa caucuses or Joe Biden's first-ever interview in the Oval Office-as well as aides, advisors, and voters. With unparalleled access and an insider's command of the campaign, Battle for the Soul offers a compelling look at the policies, politics, people and the often absurd process of running for president. This fresh and timely story brings you on the trail, into the private rooms and along to eavesdrop on critical conversations. You will never see campaigns or this turning point in our history the same way again"-- Provided by publisher.

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