Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive / Stephanie Land ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageA journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.

Queer eye : love yourself, love your life / Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk & Karamo Brown ; with Monica Corcoran Harel ; photographs by Denise Crew & Gavin Bond ; illustrat

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageFeeling your best is about far more than deciding what color to paint your accent wall or how to apply nightly moisturizer. It's also about creating a life that's well-rounded, filled with humor and understanding--and most importantly, that suits you. At a cultural moment when we are all craving people to admire, Queer Eye offers hope and acceptance. After you get to know the Fab Five, together they will guide you through five practical chapters that go beyond their designated areas of expertise (food & wine, fashion, grooming, home decor, and culture), touching on topics like wellness, entertaining, and defining your personal brand, and complete with bite-sized Hip Tips for your everyday quandaries. Above all else, Queer Eye aims to help you create a happy and healthy life, rooted in self-love and authenticity.

Book love / Debbie Tung.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageBookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries!

Tao te ching (Daodejing) : the tao and the power / Lao-tzu (Laozi) ; translated with an introduction and commentary by John Minford.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or "Book of the Way," is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the "Way": harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher who was a contemporary of Confucius, it is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three great religions of ancient China. As one of the world's great works of wisdom literature, it still has much to teach us today, offering a practical model based on modesty and self-restraint for living a balanced existence and for opening your mind, freeing your thoughts, and attaining enlightenment and self-awareness. With its emphasis on calm, simplicity, purity, and non-action, it provides a time-tested refuge from the busyness of modern life. This new translation seeks to understand the Tao Te Ching as a guide to everyday living and encourages a slow, meditative reading experience. The Tao Te Ching's eighty-one brief chapters are accompanied by illuminating commentary, interpretation, poems, and testimonials by the likes of Margaret Mead, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Specially commissioned calligraphy for more than two hundred Chinese characters illustrates the book's essential themes"-- Provided by publisher.

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present / David Treuer.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageThe received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear--and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence--the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

How to date men when you hate men / Blythe Roberson.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageFrom New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. Blythe Roberson's sharp observational humor is met by her open-hearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives amongst other humans. She collects her crushes like ill cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures readers that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place? With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You've Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.

Make something good today : a memoir / Erin & Ben Napier.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp. Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life. She never expected that her depictions of small-town life in the tiny swath of Mississippi where she Ben call home would catch the eye of a television producer and set them off on the journey of a lifetime. Make Something Good Today offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of a couple that America has come to know and love for their easy humor, adoring relationship, and ability to utterly transform a place into something beautiful and personal. This is the poignant story of how Erin and Ben took a small, tight-knit town into their own hands (literally) and used ingenuity, community, and authenticity to rebuild a once-thriving American Main Street. And how, by combining Ben's carpentry skills with Erin's design eye, Home Town is making it clear to us all that small-town living can feel as big as you make it. Complete with family photographs, Erin's hand-painted sketches, and never-before-heard personal stories, this inspirational memoir reminds us all not to give up hope that great love stories are possible, big things can bloom in small towns, and there is always magic in the ordinary if you know where to look for it."-- Provided by publisher.

You welcomed me : loving refugees and immigrants because God first loved us / Kent Annan.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageAre we for them or against them? Annan's eight-year-old son asks of immigrants and refugees. His son's question, innocent enough in the moment, is writ large across our society today. How we answer it, Annan says, will reveal a lot about what kind of family, community, or country we want to be.

Gaslighting America : why we love it when Trump lies to us / Amanda Carpenter.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageIn Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump.

Freefall : a novel / Jessica Barry.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageAfter surviving the crash of a private jet that killed her fiancé, Allison struggles across the Colorado Rockies to make it home while, in Maine, her estranged mother tries to locate her.

Master the civil service exams.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageIncludes 5 full-length practice tests including a diagnostic test with detailed answer explanations; latest information on applying for federal, state, and local government jobs.

The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po) / Ha Jin.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also known as Li Po--one of the most beloved poets ever to emerge from China. With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the life story of Li Bai (701-762), whose poems--shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life--rang throughout the Tang Dynasty and continue to be celebrated today. Jin follows Li Bai from his birth on China's western frontier through his travels as a young man seeking a place among the empire's civil servants, his wanderings allowing him to hone his poetic craft, share his verses, and win him friends and admirers along the way. In his later years, he becomes swept up in a military rebellion that alters the course of China, and his death is surrounded by speculation and legend that continues to be spun to this day. The Banished Immortal is an extraordinary portrait of a poet who both transcended his time and was shaped by it, and whose ability to live, love, and mourn without reservation produced some of the most enduring verses in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Act natural : a cultural history of misadventures in parenting / Jennifer Traig.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange, and often contradictory history of Western parenting"-- Provided by publisher.

I'm not here to give a speech / Gabriel García Márquez ; translated by Edith Grossman.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"A collection of the speeches of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated into English by Edith Grossman"-- Provided by publisher.

Native species : poems / by Todd Davis.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageIn his sixth book of poetry, Todd Davis, who Harvard Review declares is “unflinchingly candid and enduringly compassionate,” confesses that “it’s hard to hide my love for the pleasures of the earth.” In poems both achingly real and stunningly new, he ushers the reader into a consideration of the green world and our uncertain place in it. These are the verses of a poet maturing into a new level of thinking, full of tenderness and love for the home that carries us all.

The greenprint : plant-based diet, best body, better planet / Marco Borges.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"Accessible and easy-to-follow, The Greenprint is a movement to embrace your absolute best and healthiest life. Through his more than two decades of experience working with clients, including some of the world's biggest celebrities, and spearheading exercise and nutrition research, Borges developed the groundbreaking "22 Laws of Plants," which he's determined are the most important plant-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle secrets for losing weight, increasing energy, boosting metabolism, and reducing inflammation, not to mention helping minimize your carbon imprint to help the planet. The Greenprint outlines three simple, step-by-step plans to implement the 22 Laws into your life, depending on where you are on your journey. Whether you are ready for a gradual shift or excited to tackle them all full-on, in just weeks you will be on your way to a healthier, cleaner approach to eating that includes plenty of whole grains, bountiful veggies, legumes, nuts and more. You'll also find meal plans, more than 60 delicious recipes, countless tips, and inspirational stories to help you along the way. Take control of your diet, create your own Greenprint and forever alter your weight, your health and the planet."--Publisher description.

Bodies of truth : personal narratives on illness, disability, and medicine / edited by Dinty W. Moore, Erin Murphy, Renée K. Nicholson ; foreword by Jacek L. Mostwin.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"Medicine still contains an oral tradition, passed down in stories: the stories patients tell us, the ones we tell them, and the ones we tell ourselves," writes contributor Madaline Harrison. Bodies of Truth continues this tradition through a variety of narrative approaches by writers representing all facets of health care. And, since all of us have been or will be touched by illness or disability--our own or that of a loved one--at some point in our lives, any reader of this anthology can relate to the challenges, frustrations, and pain--both physical and emotional--that the contributors have experienced. Bodies of Truth offers perspectives on a wide array of issues, from food allergies, cancer, and neurology to mental health, autoimmune disorders, and therapeutic music. These experiences are recounted by patients, nurses, doctors, parents, children, caregivers, and others who attempt to articulate the intangible human and emotional factors that surround life when it intersects with the medical field"-- Provided by publisher.

Breaking and entering : the extraordinary story of a hacker called "Alien" / Jeremy N. Smith.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien"-- Provided by publisher.

Kitchen yarns : notes on life, love, and food / Ann Hood.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageIn a collection of personal essays-- each accompanied by a recipe (or two)-- Hood describes her Italian American childhood, detailing how the kitchen became the heart of her own home. Tracking her lifelong journey in the kitchen, she spills tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home. -- adapted from jacket.

8 steps to paying less for college : a crash course in scholarships, grants, and financial aid / by the staff of the Princeton Review.

  • 16 January 2019
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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love / Dani Shapiro.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life"-- Provided by publisher.

Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers / Preston Lauterbach.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured--and influenced--a critical moment in American history. Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know the name, but they do know his photographs. Withers took some of the most legendary images of the 1950s and '60s: Martin Luther King, Jr., riding a newly integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama; Emmett Till's uncle pointing an accusatory finger across the courtroom at one of his nephew's killers; scores of African-American protestors, carrying a forest of signs reading 'I am a man.' But while he enjoyed unparalleled access to the inner workings of the civil rights movement, Withers was working as an informant for the FBI. In this gripping narrative history, Preston Lauterbach examines the complicated political and economic forces that informed Withers's seeming betrayal of the people he photographed. Withers traversed disparate worlds, from Black Power meetings to raucous Memphis nightclubs where Elvis brushed shoulders with B.B. King. He had a gift for capturing both dramatic historic moments and intimate emotional ones, and it may have been this attention to nuance that made Withers both a brilliant photographer and an essential asset to the FBI. Written with similar nuance, Bluff City culminates with a riveting account of the 1968 riot that ended in violence just a few days before Dr. King's death. Brimming with new information and featuring previously unpublished and rare photographs from the Withers archive not seen in over fifty years, Bluff City grapples with the legacy of a man whose actions--and artistry--make him an enigmatic and fascinating American figure."--Dust jacket.

Fodor's Oahu / writers, Powell Berger, Tiffany Hill, Trina Kudaleck, Chris Oliver, Anna Weaver.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageWritten by locals, Fodor's Oahu travel guidebook offers expert advice and insider tips for all tastes and budgets. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease and make the most out of your visit to Honolulu, Waikiki, and the North Shore. Join Fodor's in exploring one of the most popular islands in Hawaii. With excellent resorts, beautiful scenery, and extensive opportunities for activities both on the water and on land, Oahu is one of the most favorite Hawaiian islands for travelers. This guide covers all the popular areas of the island, including Honolulu, Waikiki, and the North Shore.

The longest line on the map : the United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the quest to link the Americas / Eric Rutkow.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageChronicles the epic quest to connect the Americas via the Pan American Highway, detailing how its construction and evolution reflected two centuries of divergent history.

The edge of anarchy : the railroad barons, the Gilded Age, and the greatest labor uprising in America / Jack Kelly.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageThe Edge of Anarchy by Jack Kelly offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the U.S. Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities. This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the U.S. Attorney General called "the ragged edge of anarchy." Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines--upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge.

Earth to table every day : cooking with good ingredients through the seasons / Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"Slow Food advocates and accomplished chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, effortlessly turn the bounty of the seasons into a stunning collection of approachable every day recipes. Earth to table every day is all about seeking out good ingredients for a delicious, seasonal approach to cooking. For chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann, nothing is more satisfying than creating comforting meals that change with the seasons. Here is a collection of 140 simple every day recipes, full of familiar ingredients and vibrant flavours--peppered throughout with inspiring stories and gorgeous photography--including curried lentil soup with coconut yogurt, arugula and fennel salad, mushroom tarts with taleggio cheese, creamy hummus with fried chickpeas, buttermilk fried chicken, Piri Piri baby back ribs, apple bacon pizza, rhubarb upside down cake, chocolate brownies, and raspberry swirl cheesecake."-- Provided by publisher.

Playful learning lab for kids : whole-body sensory adventures to enhance focus, engagement, and curiosity / Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak.

  • 16 January 2019
cover image"Recent research has shown that children learn and develop new skills more quickly when they engage in playful, whole body activities. Movement allows them to refocus their attention, improves brain function, reduces stress, and improves circulation. Not only that, but the more senses that are used for learning, the more likely information is to be stored and retrieved. The activities in Playful Learning Lab for Kids explore concepts in reading, language, math, art, music, science, geography, and social studies, all while engaging children with movements, touch, sound, and sight. Most distinguishing of all, the activities and lessons here include suggestions for tailoring the experience to different levels, making it a book children can grow with. The skills range from visual perceptual skills and spatial awareness, to early geometry concepts, visual motor integration, and fine motor skills."--Amazon.com.

The flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest coast / Collin Varner.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageThe Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, down to California's San Francisco Bay. Encompassing over eight hundred native and invasive species, and including more than two thousand colour photos, this is the most complete book of its kind on the market. The book is divided into flora and fauna, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, funghi, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Each species (identified by common and scientific name) is illustrated by clear photography and a concise description of its appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as its traditional use and medicinal properties (where applicable). The book also contains detailed maps, a glossary, and a complete index of species.

The new Oxford annotated Bible with the Apocrypha / Michael D. Coogan, editor ; Marc Z. Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, and Pheme Perkins, associate editors.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageFor over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition.

NIV study Bible / [general editor, Kenneth L. Barker].

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageThe NIV Study Bible is the no. 1 bestselling study Bible in the world's most popular modern English Bible translation - the New International Version. This best-loved NIV Study Bible features a stunning four-color interior with full-color photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of over nine million Bible readers. The in-depth notes are coded to highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Visually arresting section breaks help you find your bearing in the Bible. Full-color photos, maps, and illustrations make this study Bible accessible and friendly. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the over-20,000 NIV Study Bible notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible's text. The very best evangelical scholarship that brought you today's most popular modern English Bible also contributed to the most celebrated and widely used study notes in existence. All of these features, and more, also make it perfect for homeschool use. Like no other Bible, the NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands.

A bitter fog : herbicides and human rights / by Carol Van Strum.

  • 15 January 2019
cover image"A Bitter Fog is a true story of people living in the forests of Oregon fighting to protect their families and environment from Agent Orange poisons sprayed on them from the air. It puts human faces on those who defied profiteering corporations and indifferent government agencies and fought to protect their homes and families. It is the story of a struggle that spawned a still-vibrant environmental movement. This updated edition adds to the meticulously researched information of the 1983 edition, which exposed deception and outright fraud by chemical manufacturers and government complicity in covering up human health and environmental problems. The story is still relevant as the threats to human health and the environment are still happening, exposing millions to the senseless destruction wrought by pesticides, fracking, genetically modified food, and other assaults on the environment and human rights. A Bitter Fog was awarded the Christopher Award for 1983. The awards salute media that 'affirm the highest values of the human spirit' and 'encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature.'"--Back cover.

Trailblazer : a pioneering journalist's fight to make the media look more like America / Dorothy Butler Gilliam.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageDorothy Butler Gilliam, whose fifty-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the US, covering a wide swath of media history--from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity.

The make-or-break year : solving the dropout crisis one ninth grader at a time / Emily Krone Phillips.

  • 15 January 2019
cover image"An entirely fresh approach to ending the high school dropout crisis is revealed in this groundbreaking chronicle of unprecedented transformation in a city notorious for its 'failing schools'"-- Provided by publisher.

Chinese heritage cooking from my American kitchen : discover authentic flavors with vibrant, modern recipes / Shirley Chung.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageFrom growing up in Beijing to attending culinary school in California, to making her name in the restaurant world and on Top Chef, today Shirley Chung is dishing out new and dazzlingly delicious takes on Chinese cuisine. These recipes are fresh and inspired, yet approachable for home cooks. Here are a few you won't want to miss: Sweet-and-Sour Baby Back Ribs, Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with Kumquat Mustard, Scallion Pancakes with Hazelnut Pesto, Seared Scallops with Spicy Black Bean Sauce, Spinach Egg Drop Soup and Beijing-Style Hot Pot. These recipes use simple ingredients and techniques, but have the standout flavor and texture you expect from top-notch restaurants--no wok required! Plus you'll find fascinating history and chef's tips tucked away in the headnotes and instructions that will make you a better cook. Shirley brings the same lively energy to her book that made her a fan-favorite on Top Chef. She'll make you excited to cook, and her recipes--each with a gorgeous photograph--will have you drooling over the pages. With Shirley in your kitchen, every meal becomes a fun and delicious celebration. --from Amazon.

The end of ice : bearing witness and finding meaning in the path of climate disruption / Dahr Jamail.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"A firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our planet's changing ecosystems and the necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile Earth while we still can"-- Provided by publisher.

The freshman survival guide : soulful advice for studying, socializing, and everything in between / Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey.

  • 12 January 2019
cover image"This book offers you the tools and accumulated wisdom of hundreds of students, administrators, professors, counselors, and campus ministers to help you take advantage of the options in front of you and make good decisions in the years ahead. ... Ultimately ... [this book] has been generated for students by students."--Introduction, p. xi-xiv.

How to be less stupid about race : on racism, White supremacy, and the racial divide / Crystal M. Fleming.

  • 11 January 2019
cover image"How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before. Combining no-holds-barred social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on systemic racism, sociologist Crystal M. Fleming provides a fresh, accessible, and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race." Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance--and provides a road map for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change. Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. If you like Issa Rae, Justin Simien, Angela Davis, and Morgan Jerkins, then this deeply relevant, bold, and incisive book is for you."-- Provided by publisher.

Care work : dreaming disability justice / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

  • 11 January 2019
cover image"Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, the memoir Dirty River, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle's Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. She is also a long-time member of the disability justice movement, which advocates for the rights of the disabled. In her latest book of essays, Leah writes passionately and personally about disability justice, on subject such as the creation of care webs, collective access, and radically accessible spaces. She also imparts her own survivor skills and wisdom based on her years of activist work, empowering the disabled--in particular, those in queer and/or BIPOC communities--and granting them the necessary tools by which they can imagine a future where no one is left behind. Presently, disability justice and emotional/care work are buzzwords on many people's lips, and the disabled and sick are discovering new ways to build power within themselves and each other; at the same time, those powers remain at risk in this fragile political climate in which we find ourselves. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms. "-- Provided by publisher.

Fathering words : the making of an African American writer / E. Ethelbert Miller.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageMoving beyond the loss of both his father and brother, E. Ethelbert Miller tells the story of how love survived in his family. When Miller was about ten years old, his father told him how he considered leaving his mother. Years later, now a writer and a father, Miller looks back on that simple remark and how it shaped him. Miller explores his development as an African American writer, the responsibility of his chosen career, and his ambitions to raise the consciousness of Black people.

This is going to hurt : secret diaries of a junior doctor / Adam Kay.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageAs soon as Adam Kay set foot on a hospital ward for the first time, he realized there's quite a lot they don't teach you at medical school ... His diaries from the NHS front line - scribbled in secret after long nights, endless days and missed weekends - are hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns. This Is Going to Hurt is everything you wanted to know about being a junior doctor, and more than a few things you really didn't. And yes, it may leave a scar.

The collected poems of E. Ethelbert Miller / Kirsten Porter, ed.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imagePoetry collection by E. Ethelbert Miller, writer and literary activist.

55, underemployed, and faking normal : your guide to a better life / Elizabeth White.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageAfter being forced to re-enter the workforce in her mid-fifties, the author describes how to survive the new normal of being financially insecure at an advanced age.

Undo it! : how simple lifestyle changes can reverse most chronic diseases / Dean Ornish, M.D., and Anne Ornish.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageFight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease—as well as prevent and reduce symptoms—from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine. Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse—undo!—the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level. Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on forty years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it: *Eat well: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The zOrnish diety has been rated z#1 for Heart Healthy by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. *Move more: moderate exercise such as walking; *Stress less: including meditation and gentle yoga practices; *Love more: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healing. With seventy recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out, recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits—for example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks they were able to avoid a heart transplant—Undo It! empowers readers with new hope and new choices.

Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States / Tony Platt.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageBeyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States. Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions - from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies - are equally complicit. Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security. Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder.

High : everything you want to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction / David Sheff and Nic Sheff.

  • 11 January 2019
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Sicker, fatter, poorer : the urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals on our health and future ... and what we can do about it / Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP.

  • 11 January 2019
cover image"A leading voice in public health policy and top environmental medicine scientist reveals the alarming truth about how hormone-disrupting chemicals are affecting our daily lives--and what we can do to protect ourselves and fight back"-- Provided by publisher.

On Thomas Merton / Mary Gordon.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageFrom the best-selling novelist and memoirist: a deeply personal view of her discovery of the celebrated modern monk and thinker through his writings. "If Thomas Merton had been a writer and not a monk, we would never have heard of him. If Thomas Merton had been a monk and not a writer, we would never have heard of him." So begins acclaimed author Mary Gordon in this probing, candid exploration of the man who became the face and voice of mid-twentieth-century American Catholicism. Approaching Merton "writer to writer," Gordon illuminates his life and work through his letters, journals, autobiography, and fiction. Pope Francis has celebrated Merton as "a man of dialogue," and here Gordon shows that the dialogue was as much internal as external--an unending conversation, and at times a heated conflict, between Merton the monk and Merton the writer. Rich with excerpts from Merton's own writing, On Thomas Merton produces an intimate portrait of a man who "lived life in all its imperfectability, reaching toward it in exaltation, pulling back in anguish, but insisting on the primacy of his praise as a man of God."

Whose boat is this boat? : comments that don't help in the aftermath of a hurricane / by Donald J. Trump (by accident) ; illustrations by Andro Buneta and John Henry.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageComposed entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. On September 19, 2018, Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal," said President Trump to hurricane victims. "Have a good time!" he told them. The staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert felt Trump's words were an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy.

Licensed to lie : exposing corruption in the Department of Justice / Sidney Powell.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageA gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. This is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power. Its scope reaches from the US Department of Justice to the US Senate to the White House and is a scathing attack on prosecutors, judges, and all those who turned a blind eye to egregious injustices in the aftermath of the Enron collapse. The ramifications continue today as this corrupt cabal of former prosecutors now populates powerful political positions.

Sight, smell, touch, taste, sound / Sybil Kapoor.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageCooking is the creation of dishes using different techniques and ingredients. Underlying any recipe are five fundamental elements that form the five chapters of the book: Taste, Flavour (smell), Texture (touch and sound), Temperature (touch) and Appearance. Integral to our experience of eating, these are the building blocks of cookery throughout the world, whether you are making lemon pickle in India or porridge in Scotland. This book explains how these five elements work together and shows the reader how best to use them in everyday cooking to produce simple, delicious dishes.

Amazing glaze : techniques, recipes, finishing, and firing / Gabriel Kline ; foreword by John Britt.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageWhether you look forward to glazing your work or are guilty of saying "I hate glazing!" Amazing Glaze is for you. Join author and Odyssey Clayworks founder Gabriel Kline on a journey that makes glazing less intimidating and more fun. Start in the "glaze kitchen" where youll set yourself up for success, then move on to learning the tools and techniques for glazing right every time. Along the way, Gabriel shares dozens of tried-and-true recipes and combinations for both mid-range and high-fire. The recipes and the foundational techniques here are just the beginning. Learn about layering with slip and underglaze, work with resists, and combine techniques to take your glazing above and beyond. Whether youre after crystalline effects, an elusive red, or a crash-course in applying luster, its all here. A variety of artist features and stunning gallery work from todays top artists will leave you inspired and ready to get glazing!

Gut reactions : the science of weight gain and loss / Simon Quellen Field.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"A scientific look at weight control that explains how our bodies react to food and the environment, and how our brain affects what and how much we eat and, in turn, is affected by what we eat"-- Provided by publisher.

Can't hurt me : master your mind and defy the odds / David Goggins.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare. Poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him 'The Fittest (Real) Man in America.'. In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential"--Publisher's description.

The big book of small home plans.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"Provides specs and prices for plans to build small houses and offers readers tips on making housing decisions"-- Provided by publisher.

The last whalers : three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of life / Doug Bock Clark.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageA journalist draws on his immersive visits to the remote Indonesian island of the Lamalerans, the world's last subsistence whalers, to profile their way of life and illuminate how their indigenous culture is succumbing to the modern world.

Happy Go Money : spend smart, save right and enjoy life. Melissa Leong.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"The Social's finance expert connects money and happiness in this fresh, feel-good guide to financial well-being Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it's the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the house doesn't necessarily correlate with being a happier person. With Happy Go Money, financial expert Melissa Leong cuts through the noise to show you how to get the most delight for your dollar. Happy Go Money combines happiness psychology and personal finance and distills it into an indispensable starter guide. Each snappy chapter provides practical, easy-to-understand advice on topics such as spending, budgeting, investing, and mindfulness, while weaving in research, interactive exercises, and relatable anecdotes. Frank, funny, and empowering, this primer challenges everyone to revamp their relationship with their money so they can dial down their worries and supersize their joy."-- Provided by publisher.

What to eat when : a strategic plan to improve your health & life through food / Michael Roizen, M.D. and Michael Crupain, M.D., M.P.H. with Ted Spiker ; illustrations by Michael Shen.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"NY Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen reveals how the food choices you make each day--and when you make them--can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age. What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym? This revolutionary guide reveals how to use food to enhance our personal and professional lives--and increase longevity to boot. What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and certified physician Michael Crupain offer readers choices that benefit them the most--whether it's meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases--based on the science that governs them"-- Provided by publisher.

How to be sick : a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers / Toni Bernhard ; foreword by Sylvia Boorstein.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageIn 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations--a life that was vastly different from the one they'd thought they'd have together--Toni had to learn how to be sick. In spite of her many physical and energetic restrictions (and sometimes, because of them), Toni learned how to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. This book reminds us that our own inner freedom is limitless, regardless of our external circumstances. Updated with new insights and practices hard-won from Toni's own ongoing life experience, this is a must-read for anyone who is, or who might one day be, sick or in pain. --Publisher.

Queen Victoria : twenty-four days that changed her life / Lucy Worsley.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageRecreates twenty-four of the most important days in Queen Victoria's life to explore her myriad roles as they reflected her defiance of gender conventions and defining position in a time of extraordinary change and political resistance.

In search of Stonewall : the riots at 50 the Gay & Lesbian Review at 25 : best essays, 1994-2018 / edited by Richard Schneider Jr.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageThe year was 1994. It was the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and, as luck would have it, the year in which a new magazine called The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review was publishing its first issue. The fact that The G&LR's first year coincided with Stonewall's 25th forever joined the magazine's history with the founding event of the modern LGBT movement. This book commemorates The G&LR's 25th birthday with a collection of relevant articles selected from its 136 issues.

Searing inspiration : fast, adaptable entrees and fresh pan sauces / Susan Volland ; photography by Angie Norwood Browne ; food styling by Patty Wittman.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"Sear, deglaze, enhance, and serve: flavorful dinners can be that simple. A master teacher, Susan Volland first explains how to skillfully wield a hot skillet to sear entrées, then shows how quickly a fresh, easy sauce can be made in that same hot pan. In more than sixty enticing recipes that cover seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, tofu, and eggs, Volland invites home cooks to adapt her recipes for taste, diet, and ingredient availability. A classic Sole Meunière can work for chicken, calamari, or salmon: simply top with browned butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of parsley. More contemporary dishes such as Tamarind-Glazed Chicken, Lamb Patties with Berbere Gravy, and Provolone Steaks with Warmed Cherry Tomatoes also offer creative substitutions. Searing Inspiration will embolden cooks to invent dishes, bringing the age-old pan sauce to modern tastes and kitchens."--Provided by publisher.

Fault lines : a history of the United States since 1974 / Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America. In the middle of the 1970s, America entered a new era of doubt and division. Major political, economic, and social crises--Watergate, Vietnam, the rights revolutions of the 1960s--had cracked the existing social order. In the years that followed, the story of our own lifetimes would be written. Longstanding historical fault lines over income inequality, racial division, and a revolution in gender roles and sexual norms would deepen and fuel a polarized political landscape. In Fault Lines, leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer reveal how the divisions of the present day began almost four decades ago, and how they were echoed and amplified by a fracturing media landscape that witnessed the rise of cable TV, the internet, and social media. How did the United States become so divided? Fault Lines offers one of the few comprehensive, wide-angle history views toward an answer"-- Provided by publisher.

13 things mentally strong women don't do : own your power, channel your confidence, and find your authentic voice for a life of meaning and joy / Amy Morin.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageThe emergence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have awakened society and encouraged women to find their voice and claim their power. Contending with a host of difficult issues-- from sexual assault on college campuses, to equal pay and pay gaps, to mastering different negotiation styles-- demands psychological toughness. Morin turns her focus to feminism, and gives women the techniques to build mental muscle. Just as important, she teaches them what not to do.

Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones / James Clear.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageJames Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.

The clean plate : eat, reset, heal / Gwyneth Paltrow ; photographs by Ditte Isager.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"Everyone's busy; everyone's plate is full. And there is so much that's outside our control every day. How do we begin to claim some autonomy over our health, to prioritize our own well-being? For Gwyneth Paltrow, it starts with the healing power of simple, nutrient-rich food. Her recipes focus on delicious flavors and ingredients that make clean eating doable on a daily basis. And here are her very best: a collection of 100-plus recipes and customizable meal plans that offer targeted health benefits--and the tastes we really crave, without compromise. Reset and rebalance with nourishing meals that are flexible and easy for busy weeknights or lunches on the go, and also healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses. [This book] brings everything to the table--from smoothies, soups, and bowls, to comforting entrées, snacks, and desserts--with the ease and flavor that we have come to expect from Paltrow and her team at GOOP. Highlights include instant favorites like Chicken Meatball Pho and Tex-Mex Cauliflower Rice Bowls, plus sweet treats like Cashew Turmeric Iced Lattes and Chocolate Chia Pudding. In addition to the cleaned-up recipes, The Clean Plate has meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address your health needs. Supported by Paltrow's team of nutrition experts and doctors, the book offers specific eating plans focused on: fat flush (with Dr. Taz Bhatia); heavy metal detox (with Dr. James Novak); adrenal support (with Dr. Alejandro Junger); candida reset (with Dr. Amy Myers); heart health (with Dr. Steven Gundry); veg-friendly ayurveda (with Dr. Aruna Viswanathan). Full of go-to recipes and health tips, The Clean Plate is the essential cookbook for clean eating, from the biggest name in health and wellness."--Dust jacket.

The second kind of impossible : the extraordinary quest for a new form of matter / Paul J. Steinhardt.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageWhen leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt's thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter--one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter "quasicrystal." The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible. The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt's scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture--that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system. Steinhardt's discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful--and Steinhardt's firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.

Bestseller : a century of America's favorite books / Robert McParland.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageIn Bestseller: A Century of America’s Favorite Books, Robert McParland looks at the reading tastes of a nation—from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. Through extensive research, McParland provides context for the literature that appealed to the masses, from low-brow potboilers like Forever Amber to Pulitzer-Prize winners such as To Kill a Mockingbird. Decade by decade, McParland discusses the books that resonated with the American public and shows how current events and popular culture shaped the reading habits of millions. Profiles of authors with frequent appearances—from Ernest Hemingway to Danielle Steel—are included, along with standout titles that readers return to year after year.

This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow / David Ariosto.

  • 10 January 2019
cover image"An exploration of Cuba's Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump is in the White House. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. But those who look close enough realize the blueprints for the island's next revolution may be etched in plain view. This is Cuba begins in the summer of 2009 when CNN offers David Ariosto, a wide-eyed, inexperienced journalist, the chance of a lifetime--a two-year assignment in Havana. Ariosto moves to Cuba with visions of covering the island in the fashion of such literary legends as Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. But as the realities of both Castro's police state and America's trade embargo set in, those rose-tinted lenses begin to clear up. Beyond the classic cars, salsa and cigars, lies a country that fiercely guards its Cold War persona--perhaps even more so after the death of its iconic leader. Though Wi-Fi hot spots and American tourists now dot the landscape, the fists of the regime are still up and guarding against the specter of its old nemesis, just 93 miles north. And a crisis is brewing. As American diplomats withdraw following suspected sonic attacks, the country is dealing with its biggest political transition in more than half a century. The fate of a country is up for grabs. By looking at Cuba from the inside-out, Ariosto's personal journey helps to navigate what's in store for the island after that transition, all while under the shadow of President Donald Trump"-- Provided by publisher.

The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

  • 9 January 2019
cover image"In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted and relied on them, but unbeknownst to him, some of the guards were part of a treasonous plan. In the early months of the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York and Mayor of New York City, launched a deadly scheme against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot against George Washington and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how difficult the battle was for George Washington--and how close America was to losing the war. Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and little-known piece of American history. The story not only reveals George Washington's character and leadership in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds against British forces but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence agencies."--Dust jacket.

Am I dying?! : a complete guide to your symptoms -- and what to do next / Christopher Kelly, M.D., M.S., Marc Eisenberg, M.D., F.A.C.C..

  • 9 January 2019
cover imageMost new symptoms turn out to be minor issues, but if you have one, how worried should you be. The authors walk you through the most common symptoms and provide helpful, conversational guidance on what to do. Organized in a humorous, easy-to-access format and packed with practical information and expert advice, this book is an essential resource for your household. -- adapted from back cover summary.

Burned : a story of murder and the crime that wasn't / Edward Humes.

  • 9 January 2019
cover imageExamines the case of Jo Ann Parks, the sole survivor and eyewitness of a Los Angeles apartment fire in which her three young children perished. Parks was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole based on forensic fire science that is now being challenged by the California Innocence Project, which contends tunnel vision and outright bias not only led to life in prison for an innocent mother, but convicted her of a crime that never actually happened.

Food city : four centuries of food-making in New York / Joy Santlofer ; foreword by Marion Nestle.

  • 9 January 2019
cover imageThe history of food-making in New York City has been mostly lost. Since the establishment of the first Dutch brewery, the commerce and culture of food enriched New York and promoted its influence on America and the world by driving innovations in machinery and transportation, shaping international trade, and feeding sailors and soldiers at war. Santlofer re-creates the texture of everyday life in a growing metropolis, recovers the fruitful tradition behind today's local brewers and confectioners, recounting how food shaped a city and a nation.

The inflamed mind : a radical new approach to depression / Edward Bullmore.

  • 9 January 2019
cover image"In this game-changing book, University of Cambridge Professor of Psychiatry Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain. He explains how and why we now know that mental disorders can have their root cause in the immune system, and outlines a future revolution in which treatments could be specifically targeted to break the vicious cycle of stress, inflammation and depression. The Inflamed Mind goes far beyond the clinic and the lab, representing a whole new way of looking at how mind, brain and body all work together in a sometimes misguided effort to help us survive in a hostile world. It offers insights into the story of Western medicine, how we have got it wrong as well as right in the past, and how we could start getting to grips with depression and other mental disorders much more effectively in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

The truths we hold : an American journey / Kamala Harris.

  • 9 January 2019
cover image"From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Calm the f*ck down : how to control what you can and accept what you can't so you can stop freaking out and get on with your life / Sarah Knight.

  • 9 January 2019
cover imageOutlines a customizable "emotional insurance" plan for navigating life's inevitable setbacks, sharing irreverent advice for calming anxiety and moving forward. Do you spend more time worrying about problems than solving them? Do you let unexpected difficulties ruin your day and do "what ifs" keep you up at night? Sounds like you need to CALM THE F*CK DOWN. Just because things are falling apart doesn't mean YOU can't pull it together. Whether you're stressed about sh*t that hasn't happened yet or freaked out about sh*t that already has, the NoWorries method from "anti-guru" Sarah Knight helps you curb the anxiety and overthinking that's making everything worse. Calm the F*ck Down explains: The Four Faces of Freaking Out--and their Flipsides, How to accept what you can't control, Productive Helpful Effective Worrying (PHEW), The Three Principles of Dealing With It, and much more!
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