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(Don't) call me crazy

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(Don't) Call Me Crazy - 2018

Summary: To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. This collection explores a wide range of topics, from the authors' personal experiences with mental illness and understanding how our brains are wired, to exploring the do's and don'ts of talking about mental health.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Young Adult Nonfiction

2,4,6,8 this is how we regulate!

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2,4,6,8 This Is How We Regulate! - 2019

by Tracy Turner-Bumberry

Summary: Learning mindfulness strategies can be difficult for children and adolescents, let alone when kids have autism, anxiety, ADHD or other emotional regulation issues. That's why play therapist and counselor, Tracy Turner-Bumberry has created 75 simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

Genres: Art Therapy & Relaxation • Communication & Social Skills • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The 30-day ketogenic cleanse

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The 30-day Ketogenic Cleanse - 2016

by Maria Emmerich

Summary: A guidebook for healing your body from the inside out with a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. Sadly, most people who attempt a keto diet do it incorrectly. Keto expert Maria Emmerich, on the other hand, has based this cleanse on a true, well-formulated ketogenic diet, which will help you reset your metabolism, regain good health, boost your energy, and shed unwanted weight, all without feeling restricted or deprived.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Special Diet

4 kids walk into a bank

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4 Kids Walk Into A Bank - 2017

by Matthew Rosenberg writer

Summary: A darkly comedic story of our burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans. When a group of bumbling criminals shows up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices -- let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks, or enlist her three best friends to do the job first.

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

41 reasons I'm staying in

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41 Reasons I'm Staying In - 2019

by Hallie Heald

Summary: An illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home, with a character pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto on each page.

Genres: Dreama D. • Nonfiction • Staff Picks

50 hikes in Michigan

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50 Hikes In Michigan - 2014

by Jim DuFresne

Summary: In the this completely revised third edition of the classic hiking guide to Michigan's lower peninsula, outdoor writer Jim DuFresne leads hikers on sixty hikes through the state's unequaled system of national and state parks, natural areas, and wilderness tracts, where the scenery and trails are as varied as anywhere in the country. Hikes range from 1.5 miles to 23 miles, from easy day hikes to extended island backpacking adventures. Complementing the trail descriptions are the most accurate...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

50 hikes in the Ozarks

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50 Hikes In The Ozarks - 2017

by Johnny Molloy

Summary: Day hikes and overnights in the breathtaking Ozark Plateau. Witness the natural majesty of the Ozarks with this complete and thorough guide to America's most expansive and beautiful mountain range. Seasoned hiking expert Johnny Molloy maps out the best trails in the region for every level of hiker. With this guide in tow, you can experience the wondrous views and stunning vistas of the Arkansas and Missouri wilderness. This guide features tours of military battlefields, geological walks, and...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

50 hikes in Wisconsin

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50 Hikes In Wisconsin - 2017

by John Morgan

Summary: This beautifully re-imagined guide explores the best of Wisconsin's great outdoors and presents a handful of new hikes and expanded information on popular routes from the previous edition. The hikes in this guide vary in length and difficulty, but John and Ellen Morgan provide everything an avid explorer needs to know about before setting off on a memorable adventure in Wisconsin. You'll be taken deep into the woods of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and to the breathtaking bluffs of...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

60 hikes within 60 miles. Minneapolis and Saint Paul

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. Minneapolis And Saint Paul - 2018

by Tom Watson

Summary: The best way to experience Minneapolis and St. Paul is by hiking them! Get outdoors with Minnesota author and naturalist Tom Watson as he helps you find and enjoy the top hikes within 60 miles of the Twin Cities. These selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Marvel at the awe-inspiring waterways of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. Experience the breathtaking views at Afton State Park and...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

60 hikes within 60 miles. St. Louis

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles. St. Louis - 2010

by Steve Henry

Summary: Points hikers to the best outdoor trails and rambles within easy reach of the city. Whether walking in the footsteps of Louis and Clark, exploring amazing rock formation in the Pickle Springs Natural Area, or trekking along a portion of the longest rails-to-trails paths in the United States, hikers are sure to be amazed at the diversity of outdoor experiences awaiting them.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The Accidental Homo Sapiens

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The Accidental Homo Sapiens - 2019

by Ian Tattersall

Summary: What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we might become. When you think of evolution, the picture that most likely comes to mind is a straight-forward progression, the iconic illustration of a primate morphing into a proud, upright human being. But in reality, random events have played huge roles in determining the evolutionary histories of everything from lions to lobsters to humans....  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Accidental presidents

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Accidental Presidents - 2019

by Jared Cohen

Summary: The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. This book looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world. Eight men have succeeded to the presidency when the incumbent died in office. In one way or another they vastly changed our history. Only Theodore Roosevelt would have been elected in his own right. Only TR, Truman, and LBJ...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Acorns & Cattails

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Acorns & Cattails - 2016

by Rob Connoley

Summary: The culinary do-it-yourself era is in full swing! Many chefs and cooks are seeking a deeper connection with their food through foraging, farming, and hunting, leading many to cast aside the casserole for modern spins on familiar foods. In Acorns & Cattails , nationally acclaimed chef Rob Connoley offers more than one hundred recipes featuring ingredients that any home cook can forage, grow, or hunt. Each recipe shares modern flavor and texture pairings that will excite professional chef and...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Alienated America

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Alienated America - 2019

by Timothy P Carney

Summary: Should you be more worried about a church closing in your town than a factory closing? During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump proclaimed, "The American Dream is dead," a message that resonated across the country. Timothy Carney traveled Middle America, pored over county-level maps and data, and sorted through sociological studies, and had a startling revelation: Donald Trump is right, but the death of the American Dream is a social phenomenon, not an economic one. In some parts of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

All Over but the Shoutin;

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All Over But The Shoutin; - 2010

by Rick Bragg

Summary: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg; s father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

All the way

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All The Way - 2019

by Joe Willie Namath

Summary: The NFL icon who first brought show business to sports relates the story of his spectacular rise and reign as "Broadway Joe" and discusses his struggles with alcoholism and the redemption he found in God later in life.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

America before

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America Before - 2019

by Graham Hancock

Summary: Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock has made it his life's work to find out -- and in this book, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. We've been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago -- among the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped...  read more »

Genres: Ancient • History & Culture • Nonfiction • World

American moonshot

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American Moonshot - 2019

by Douglas Brinkley

Summary: As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, Douglas Brinkley takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. This book...  read more »

Genres: Astronomy & Space • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Physics • Science • Technology • United States

American spirit

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American Spirit - 2019

by Taya Kyle

Summary: Kyle and DeFelice have collected true stories of suffering, survival, and triumph from people across America. In embodying the "American spirit" of resilience, faith and togetherness that has built the nation, these anecdotes profile how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities. The stories these individuals tell can teach us how to find purpose, no matter the difficulties we face.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • United States

An American Summer

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An American Summer - 2019

by Alex Kotlowitz

Summary: From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here , a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago; s most turbulent neighborhoods . The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of individuals who...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

And Now We Have Everything

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And Now We Have Everything - 2018

by Meaghan O; connell

Summary: Selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by: National Public Radio, Esquire , Bustle , Refinery29 , Thrillist , Electric Literature , Powell; s, Autostraddle , BookRiot , Women.com "Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." — Cheryl Strayed A raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up. When Meaghan O; Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation - 2018

by Anne Frank

Summary: The only graphic biography of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary -- it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this classic of Holocaust literature. This adaptation maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Area 51

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Area 51 - 2019

by Nicholas Redfern

Summary: This book peers behind the highly fortified, heavily guarded CIA testing ground to understand fully the nature, history, and scope of the most secret and controversial base in the United States. It investigates the Cold War years, U-2 spy plane, SR-71 Blackbird, and chemical and nuclear weapon research as well as the base's link to an extraterrestrial presence on Earth, reports of alien autopsies, recovery of non-terrestrial spacecraft, and attempts to duplicate the fantastic, alien technology.

Genres: Nonfiction • Science

The art of dying well

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The Art Of Dying Well - 2019

by Katy Butler

Summary: An inspiring, informative, and practical guide to navigating end of life issues. In the mid-1400s, an unnamed Catholic monk composed a popular self-help book called Ars Moriendi, or The Art of Dying. Written in Latin, this medieval death manual taught people how to navigate the trials of the deathbed, using simple rituals of repentance, reassurance, and letting go. Author Katy Butler argues that we have lost touch with the "art of dying" as practiced by our ancestors, yet we still hunger for...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

The Art of Gathering

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The Art Of Gathering - 2018

by Priya Parker

Summary: "Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" —Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together—at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The Art of Gathering , Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive—which they don; t have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

The art of simple living

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The Art Of Simple Living - 2019

by Shunmyō Masuno

Summary: Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.

Genres: Art Therapy & Relaxation • Happiness • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Artisan Breads

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Artisan Breads - 2011

by Jan Hedh

Summary: In this beautifully photographed book, master baker Jan Hedh teaches us the basics for baking delicious artisan breads right in our own ovens. Hedh offers a cookbook full of recipes for all occasions—from daily loaves for sandwiches to delectable sweet breads for special occasions. This cookbook includes master tips on how to bake bread for maximum taste and aroma, the proper way to knead dough, the type of flour to use, and the correct baking time and oven temperature. With his wide...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The artist's journey

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The Artist's Journey - 2018

by Steven Pressfield

Summary: I have a theory about the Hero's Journey. We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started. What then? The passage that comes next is The Artist's Journey. On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

A basket by the door

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A Basket By The Door - 2019

by Sophie Hansen

Summary: This is a book about fostering connection, community and good old-fashioned country hospitality as much as it is about recipes and the food that brings us together to eat. Cooking for someone is empathy made edible and is a double gift of time -- your time to relieve some of their time -- and time is one of the greatest gifts you can give. There are chapters with ideas on what to cook for friends or family who are mid-house move, busy with a newborn baby, celebrating a milestone or who just...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Entertaining & Holidays • Megan B. • Nonfiction • Staff Picks

Beckett baseball card price guide. Number 41

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Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide. Number 41 - 2019

Summary: The latest edition of the world's most trusted baseball card price guide. For over three decades, Beckett has provided this comprehensive source for checklists and prices of virtually all major manufacturer baseball card sets. Thousands of new items are included in this new edition, which covers cards produced from 1909 to the present.

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Becoming

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Becoming - 2018

by Michelle Obama

Summary: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.

Genres: Staff Picks • Susan B.

The Bee Cottage Story

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The Bee Cottage Story - 2015

by Frances Schultz

Summary: Inspired by Frances Schultz; s popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her East Hampton house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a compelling personal story. Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of Bee Cottage—determining how each area in the house and garden would be used and furnished—to unravel the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

A Beginner; s Guide to Succulent Gardening

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A Beginner; S Guide To Succulent Gardening - 2019

by Taku Furuya

Summary: Adored for their charming shapes and colors, respected for their resilience and adaptability, and just plain fun to have around—succulents are the hottest home gardening trend today. A Beginner; s Guide to Succulent Gardening is a friendly guide to popular succulents, walking novices through all the basics, like: Choosing your succulents—from Hens and Chicks (Echeveria) to bristly flowering cactus varieties Mixing the right soils for your succulents and preparing the growing...  read more »

Genres: Home & Garden • Nature • Nonfiction

Bending Toward Justice

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Bending Toward Justice - 2019

by Doug Jones

Summary: The story of the decades-long fight to bring justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, culminating in Sen. Doug Jones; prosecution of the last living bombers. On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. The blast killed four young girls and injured twenty-two others. The FBI suspected four particularly radical Ku Klux Klan members. Yet due to reluctant witnesses, a lack of physical evidence, and pervasive racial prejudice the...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The beneficiary

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The Beneficiary - 2019

by Janny Scott

Summary: Journalist Janny Scott describes the world that shaped her father, Robert Montgomery Scott (whose mother, Helen Hope Scott, was said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the play and the film "The Philadelphia Story"). Land, houses, and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the eight-hundred-acre estate built by Scott's investment banker great-grandfather on Philadelphia's Main Line. Some beneficiaries flourished, like Scott's grandmother, Helen Hope Scott, a socialite...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Beyond Promises

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Beyond Promises - 2017

by Ron Corbett

Summary: "Beyond Promises" is a memoir of sorts by Ron Corbett, who became the youngest speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives and who now is finishing up his eighth year as mayor of Iowa's second largest city, Cedar Rapids. In the late 1990s, Corbett was considered a possible Republican candidate for Congress or governor. Then he surprised many and resigned from the Legislature so he wouldn't have to spend so much time away from home and his growing family. He headed the local Chamber of Commerce...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Biased

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Biased - 2019

by Jennifer L Eberhardt

Summary: You don't have to be racist to be biased. Unconscious bias can be at work without our realizing it, and even when we genuinely wish to treat all people equally, ingrained stereotypes can infect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. This has an impact on education, employment, housing, and criminal justice. In this book, with a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Jennifer Eberhardt offers us insights into the dilemma and a...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Black history in its own words

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Black History In Its Own Words - 2017

by Ronald Wimberly compiler

Summary: This book "started in January 2015 when Matt Bors asked me to find eight quotes and illustrate them for "The Nib" for February, Black History Month. I chose quotes ranging from the casual to the profound from luminaries both past and present. I had so much fun that I did four extra. The next year, 2016, I drafted 12 more; I had a habit. Presented here are the original 24 as well as 15 new ones for 2017."

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Black's Law Dictionary

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Black's Law Dictionary - 2014

Summary: For more than a century, Black's Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for the language of law. This edition contains more than 50,000 terms, including more than 7,500 terms new to this edition. It also features expanded bibliographic coverage, definitions of more than 1,000 law-related abbreviations and acronyms, and reviewed and edited Latin maxims.

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Book love

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Book Love - 2019

by Debbie Tung

Summary: Bookworms 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!

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Boundaries Updated and Expanded

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Boundaries Updated And Expanded - 2017

by Henry Cloud

Summary: Boundaries is the book that; s helped over 2 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it; s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone; s requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others; feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you; ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it; s all of the above....  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Brave, Not Perfect

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Brave, Not Perfect - 2019

by Reshma Saujani

Summary: International Bestseller Wall Street Journal Bestseller USA Today Bestseller LA Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn; t care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Breakthrough

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Breakthrough - 2019

by Joyce (Author at FaithWords ) Smith

Summary: Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary -- the death and resurrection of their son. When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The British are coming

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The British Are Coming - 2019

by Rick Atkinson

Summary: Rick Atkinson has long been admired for his unparalleled ability to write deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative history. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he tells the story of the first twenty months of the bloody struggle to shake free of King George's shackles. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army takes on the world's most...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

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Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America - 2016

by Gail Jarrow

Summary: In March 1900, San Francisco's health department investigated a strange and horrible death in Chinatown. A man had died of bubonic plague, one of the world's deadliest diseases. But how could that be possible? Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America's first plague epidemic-the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague's secrets. Once again, acclaimed author and scientific...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

The Bullet Journal Method

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The Bullet Journal Method - 2018

by Ryder Carroll

Summary: New York Times bestseller! The long-awaited book by the founder of the enormously popular Bullet Journal® planner, journal, calendar, and all-around organizational system. For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Buttermilk & bourbon

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Buttermilk & Bourbon - 2019

by Jason Santos chef

Summary: Big flavor, big personality. Unforgettable Southern cuisine. On screen and in the kitchen, Jason Santos is known for two things: his smack-you-in-the-mouth-flavored dishes and his larger-than-life personality. "Buttermilk & Bourbon," the name of Jason's Boston restaurant and his cookbook, showcases recipes inspired by the exciting flavors and culture of New Orleans.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas

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California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & The Papas - 2017

by Penelope Bagieu

Summary: Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dreamed of being not just a singer but a star. Not just a star -- a superstar. So, at the age of nineteen, at the dawn of the sixties, Ellen left her hometown and became Cass Elliot. At her size, Cass was never going to be the kind of girl that record producers wanted on album covers. But she...  read more »

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Cambodia and Laos.

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Cambodia And Laos. - 2019

Summary: An ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these cultured and ancient nations. Admire Siem Reap's awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, sample French-Lao cuisine at Luang Prabang's waterfront restaurants or take a boat ride down the Mekong and stop off at the magical islands of Si Phan Don. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Cambodia and Laos with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Asia • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

Captured

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Captured - 2019

by Alvin Townley

Summary: Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure long periods of solitary confinement. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Career opportunities in the fashion industry

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Career Opportunities In The Fashion Industry - 2002

by Peter Vogt

Summary: A career counselor-writer profiles careers in textiles, production/ manufacturing, retail, media, promotions, education, and other fashion-related areas (e.g., Web designer). Some 60 profiles include salary range, prospects (not always encouraging), prerequisites, a position description, career ladder, unions and associations, and tips for entry. Appended resources include US educational institutions, professional associations, periodicals, and websites. The foreword is by the acting director of career services, Parsons School of Design.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Charged

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Charged - 2019

by Emily Bazelon

Summary: The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. The system wasn't designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in this book, Emily Bazelon shows that it is an underreported...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Chasing the moon

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Chasing The Moon - 2019

by Robert Stone

Summary: A charismatic young president issued the historic Moon landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tell the stories of the visionaries -- based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material -- who helped America win the space race with the first lunar landing fifty years ago. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. Based on eyewitness accounts and...  read more »

Genres: Astronomy & Space • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science

Chicken soup for the soul

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Chicken Soup For The Soul - 2019

Summary: You can|t help but be changed when you have a dog. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans.

Genres: Happiness • Motivational • Nonfiction • Pets • Self Development

Children's writer's and illustrator's market, 2019

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Children's Writer's And Illustrator's Market, 2019 - 2018

Summary: If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, this book is just the resource you need. Now in its 31st edition, the guide contains more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more, making it the definitive guide for anyone seeking to write or illustrate for kids and young adults.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction

Choose to win

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Choose To Win - 2019

by Tom Ziglar narrator

Summary: Shows readers how the choices they make will help them achieve balanced success, true significance, and an everlasting legacy.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

Chuck Long: Destined for Greatness: The Story of Chuck Long and Resurgence of Iowa Hawkeyes Footbal

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Chuck Long: Destined For Greatness: The Story Of Chuck Long And Resurgence Of Iowa Hawkeyes Footbal - 2017

by Aaron Putze

Summary: A biography of Chuck Long, the Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback who helped lead a resurgence in the Iowa Hawkeyes football program.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Classical music

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Classical Music - 2019

by Kent Nagano

Summary: How relevant is classical music today? The genre seems in danger of becoming nothing more than a hobby for the social elite. Yet Kent Nagano has another world in mind, one where everyone has access to classical music. In this book, the famous classical composer and conductor tells the deeply personal story of his own engagement with the masterpieces and great composers of classical music, his work with the world's major orchestras, and his tireless commitment to bringing his music to everybody....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The clean plate

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The Clean Plate - 2019

by Gwyneth Paltrow

Summary: 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...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

The Coddling of the American Mind

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The Coddling Of The American Mind - 2018

by Greg Lukianoff

Summary: Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising -- on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Code Name

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Code Name - 2019

by Larry Loftis

Summary: National Bestseller Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019— Woman; s Day The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year— BookBub "A nonfiction thriller."— Wall Street Journal From internationally bestselling author of the "gripping" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion; s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

Colin Powell

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Colin Powell - 2019

by Jeffrey J. Matthews

Summary: For the past three decades, Colin Powell has been among America; s most trusted and admired leaders. This biography demonstrates that Powell; s decades-long development as an exemplary subordinate is crucial to understanding his astonishing rise from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to the highest echelons of military and political power. Once an aimless, ambitionless teenager who barely graduated from college, Powell became an extraordinarily effective and staunchly loyal subordinate to...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Complexion Perfection!

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Complexion Perfection! - 2010

by Kate Somerville

Summary: In this practical and moving how-to guide, celebrity facialist Kate Somerville shares her years of experience for getting skin glowing. Whatever your age, ethnicity, skin type, or concern—be it acne or aging—Kate provides simple strategies for achieving Complexion Perfection. She defines her philosophy and identifies the top five elements for a lifetime of healthy skin. Plus, she helps you understand cutting-edge treatments, effective technologies and ingredients, and how diet and...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Confessions of a prairie bitch

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Confessions Of A Prairie Bitch - 2011

by Alison Arngrim

Summary: The actress who played the villain Nellie Oleson on the television show "Little House on the Prairie" shares her experiences on the show and discusses her life, from her bohemian childhood in West Hollywood to her recent charity work involving abused children and HIV awareness.

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Connecticut, off the beaten path

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Connecticut, Off The Beaten Path - 2019

by Cindi D Pietrzyk

Summary: Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, this book shows you the Nutmeg State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed. Tour the historic sites of the Thames River Heritage Park by water taxi in New London and Groton. Savor an authentic farm-to-table meal from Lost Acres Orchards in Granby. Experience hands-on fun at The Children's Museum (Hartford) or the Discovery Museum and Planetarium (Bridgeport). So if...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Cook once eat all week

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Cook Once Eat All Week - 2019

by Cassy Joy Garcia

Summary: Provides a meal prep system that minimizes the amount of time you'll spend cooking while delivering fresh and tasty meals. Includes 26 weeks' worth of dinners, each centered around one protein, one vegetable, and one starch.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

The cost of these dreams

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The Cost Of These Dreams - 2019

by Wright Thompson

Summary: Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, Wright Thompson strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Creating the black utopia of Buxton, Iowa

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Creating The Black Utopia Of Buxton, Iowa - 2019

by Rachelle Chase

Summary: Some have called Buxton a Black Utopia. In the town of five thousand residents, established in 1900, African Americans and Caucasians lived worked and attended school together. It was a thriving, one-of-a-kind coal mining town created by the Consolidation Coal Company. This inclusive approach provided opportunity for its residents. Dr. E.A. Carter was the first African American to get a medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1907. He returned to Buxton and was hired by the coal company,...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Cribsheet

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Cribsheet - 2019

by Emily Oster

Summary: Emily Oster tackles decision-making in the early years of parenting. As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and the Internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There's a rule -- or three -- for everything. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the tradeoffs can be profound. How do you make...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Croatia

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Croatia - 2019

by Jonathan Bousfield

Summary: Discover Croatia with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case. Walk the marble streets of Dubrovnik, dip your toe in the azure waters of the Dalmatian Coast, tuck into pasta in Split or marvel at waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. This guidebook covers the must-see sights and the hidden back streets, so you won't miss a thing. Covers Istria and the Kvarner Area, Dalmatia, Zagreb, Central Croatia, Slavonia and Baranja, and the Northern Counties.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Crushing

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Crushing - 2019

by T D Jakes

Summary: In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey -- painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack. Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

The dead eye and the deep blue sea

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The Dead Eye And The Deep Blue Sea - 2018

by Vannak Anan Prum

Summary: Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him, but instead Vannak was hostage on the vessel for four years of hard labor. Vannak survived in large part by honing his ability to tattoo his shipmates -- a skill he possessed despite never having been trained in art. After five years away, Vannak was finally reunited with his family. Vannak documented his ordeal in raw, colorful, detailed...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Dead in the water

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Dead In The Water - 2019

by Penny Farmer

Summary: In July 1978, two bodies were discovered in the sea off Guatemala. They were found to be the remains of Chris Farmer and his girlfriend Peta Frampton, two young British graduates. They had been beaten and tortured, then thrown, still alive, into the sea, their bodies weighted down and dumped from the yacht on which they had been crewing. For nearly forty years, no one was charged with these brutal murders. This is the shocking and compelling story of how Chris' sister, Penny, and her family...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

Depression

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Depression - 2016

by Jacqueline B Toner

Summary: A guidebook for teenagers who are depressed or at risk for depression. The authors discuss depression and provides guidance on cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help teens take a problem-solving, strategy-based approach to deal with depressed moods, thoughts, and behavior. Intended to serve as an adjunct to therapy, this is a very practical and easy-to-read book that is not overwhelming for teens.

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Devotions

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Devotions - 2017

by Mary Oliver

Summary: Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, "No Voyage...  read more »

Genres: Literature & Fiction • Poetry

Digital minimalism

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Digital Minimalism - 2019

by Cal Newport

Summary: Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success • Technology

Dinner for everyone

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Dinner For Everyone - 2019

by Mark Bittman

Summary: Provides instructions for one hundred dishes with three variations, easy, complex, and vegan.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Entertaining & Holidays • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

Disconnected kids

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Disconnected Kids - 2015

by Robert Melillo

Summary: Offering a bold new understanding of the causes of such disorders as autism, ADHD, Asperger's, dyslexia, and OCD, an effective drug-free program addresses both the symptoms and causes of conditions involving a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain, with customizable exercises, behavior modification advice, nutritional guidelines, and more.

Genre: Nonfiction

The DIY guide to building a family that lasts

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The DIY Guide To Building A Family That Lasts - 2019

by Gary D Chapman

Summary: Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love? The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal -- that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That|s what this guide is all about. In it, you|ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family|s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman. Each chapter teaches you a new...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Dogmatic Slumber: My Journey to Awakening

Dogmatic Slumber: My Journey To Awakening - 2014

by David Mackaman

Summary: If you knew that today was the last day of your life, is this how you would choose to spend it?At least for him, he knew there needed to be something else, something more. Most of his friends and family were perplexed.They thought it rash. How could an accomplished bank president from America's heartland, who had led a principled and purposeful life, abandon his career on his 55thbirthday to embark on a pilgrimage of sorts to a small village in the Loire Valley of France? He knows he's not...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Doing justice

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Doing Justice - 2019

by Preet Bharara

Summary: The former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York recounts captivating tales of true crime from his years atop the most storied prosecutor's office in the country -- inside stories of terrorists threatening America, mob hit men, billion-dollar fraudsters, corrupt politicians, and even a "cannibal cop". Bharara entertains us, but also inspires us to aim high, laying out a path for how to think and act to reach fair and morally correct judgments.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

The driving book

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The Driving Book - 2015

by Karen Gravelle

Summary: Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire and negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, a practical guide helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory on the road and at home.

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Eat like you give a damn

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Eat Like You Give A Damn - 2015

by Michelle Schwegmann

Summary: Winner of the VegNews 2015 Veggie Awards for favorite cookbook. New vegans can feel overwhelmed about how to proceed with their new diet. This cookbook offers practical advice, the right amount of inspiration, and dozens of recipes for completely satisfying, delicious, and healthy vegan fare that validates their choice. Inspiring people to eat like they give a damn, Michelle and Josh share a collection of their favorite everyday vegan dishes. Ranging from comfort foods to more epicurean dishes,...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

Eiffel's tower

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Eiffel's Tower - 2019

by Jill Jonnes

Summary: Weaving together the behind-the-scenes history of the Eiffel Tower with an account of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris for which the tower was built, Jonnes creates a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meeting -- and competing. The book opens a window into a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, feels timelessly modern: art, science, business, entertainment, gossip, royalty, and national pride mingle in an unforgettable portrait of a unique moment in history, when...  read more »

Genres: Home & Garden • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

El Norte

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El Norte - 2019

by Carrie Gibson

Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, the nation has much older Spanish roots -- ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century, and has been every bit as important in shaping the nation as it exists today. This book...  read more »

Genres: Americas • History & Culture • Nonfiction

El Norte

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El Norte - 2019

by Carrie Gibson

Summary: Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, the nation has much older Spanish roots -- ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century, and has been every bit as important in shaping the nation as it exists today. This book...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Elements of family style

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Elements Of Family Style - 2019

by Erin T Gates

Summary: This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents.

Genres: Decorating & Design • Design & Construction • Furniture • Home & Garden • How-to & Home Improvements • Nonfiction

Eloquent rage

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Eloquent Rage - 2018

by Brittney C Cooper

Summary: So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Yet too often Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women's eloquent rage...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Emergency Teacher

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The Emergency Teacher - 2007

by Christina Asquith

Summary: The Emergency Teacher is Christina Asquith; s moving firsthand account of her year spent teaching in one of Philadelphia; s worst schools. Told with striking humor and honesty, her story begins when the School District of Philadelphia, faced with 1,500 teacherless classrooms, instituted a policy of hiring “emergency certified" teachers to fill the void. Asquith, a twenty-five-year-old reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, joined their untrained ranks. Assigned to a classroom known as...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The end of average

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The End Of Average - 2017

by Todd Rose

Summary: The assumption that comparative metrics like school grades, personality test results, or performance review ratings can reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we seldom question it. That assumption is spectacularly wrong. No one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees. It's a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. But while we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways, these patterns of behavior are lost in schools and businesses that have been designed around the mythical "average person."

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

Endure

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Endure - 2018

by Alex Hutchinson

Summary: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell "Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." — Adam Grant Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all. The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we;...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Ethiopia

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Ethiopia - 2019

by Yohanis Gebreysus

Summary: Ethiopia stands as a land apart: never colonized, it celebrates ancient traditions. The fascinatingly distinct cuisine is influenced by a history enriched with a religious mix of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as some of the most fertile land on the continent. The delicious dishes featured here include Doro Wat, chicken stewed with berbere spice, Siga Tibs, flash-fried beef, and Asa Shorba, a hearty spiced fish soup, plus vegetarian dishes such as Gomen, collard greens with ginger...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Every tool's a hammer

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Every Tool's A Hammer - 2019

by Adam Savage

Summary: Adam Savage -- star of Discovery Channel's MythBusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech -- shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. "[This book] is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Business, Investing & Careers • Creativity • Nonfiction • Science • Self Development • Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Evidence not seen

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Evidence Not Seen - 2003

by Darlene Deibler Rose

Summary: This is the true story of a young American missionary woman from Boone, Iowa. Newlywed Darlene Deibler Rose spent four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she would never see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

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The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel - 2010

by Diana Gabaldon

Summary: Retells in graphic novel format the first Outlander novel from Jamie Fraser's point of view, revealing events never seen in the original story.

Genre: Nonfiction

Explorer's guide Arkansas

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Explorer's Guide Arkansas - 2019

by Jana Wood

Summary: Jana Wood covers all the attractions well-known and little-known in "the Natural State." A land rich in history and nature, Arkansas is home to the only public diamond mine in the world, the first federally protected river, and the first national park. From the Ozarks to the Mississippi Delta, this book offers complete coverage of towns large and small, along with a wealth of information on local history and the state's 52 state parks.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fabulous Gluten-Free Baking

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Fabulous Gluten-Free Baking - 2015

by Smilla Luuk

Summary: When Smilla was five years old, she was diagnosed with celiac disease, but this did not stop her from pursing her love for baking. In this book, she proves that being gluten intolerant doesn; t mean you have to give up your love for pasta and carbs. Smilla shares some of her favorite recipes, tips and tricks to living gluten free without sacrificing baked goods. Readers will learn how to adapt muffins, brownies, macaroons, pasta and pizza, to their dietary needs. While gluten-free baking is...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for seniors

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Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram For Seniors - 2019

by Marsha Collier

Summary: This updated guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, communicate with your family, and enjoy your online experience. You'll get hands-on guidance to connecting to the Internet with a computer or mobile device, creating social media accounts and profiles, searching for friends, joining groups, sharing photos and videos, and more. It also covers popular sites where you can read and share opinions on entertainment and travel options, view movies and television shows on your computer or mobile device, and even create your own blog.

Genres: Internet & Social Media • Nonfiction • Technology

Fall and rise

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Fall And Rise - 2019

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Summary: Years in the making, this spellbinding, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting narrative is an unforgettable portrait of 9/11. This is a 9/11 book like no other. Masterfully weaving together multiple strands of the events in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, this book is a mesmerizing, minute-by-minute account of that terrible day. In the days and months after 9/11, Mitchell Zuckoff, then a reporter for the Boston Globe, wrote about the attacks, the victims, and...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Middle East • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Falter

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Falter - 2019

by Bill McKibben

Summary: Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben's first book alerted us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Technology

Femme magnifique

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Femme Magnifique - 2018

Summary: Fifty female trailblazers of yesterday and today each get a 4-color sequential tribute. This collection features 3-page short stories about women from the arenas of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, this book will stimulate and educate. Part mini biopic, part personal inspiration, this collection also features new material including a foreword, behind-the-scenes process pages, and more.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Fifty things that aren't my fault

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Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault - 2019

by Cathy Guisewite

Summary: From the iconic creator of the "Cathy" comic strip comes a collection of funny, warm, and wise essays in the style of Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck, centered around the particular challenge of caring for aging parents and growing children, all while trying not to lose oneself in the process. As the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers over 40 years ago, and has been there ever since. Her deeply funny and relatable look at the life of a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Figuring

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Figuring - 2019

by Maria Popova

Summary: Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists -- mostly women, mostly queer -- whose public...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Final Vows

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Final Vows - 2017

by Karen Kingsbury

Summary: A New York Times –bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicles the marriage between a Christian woman and an ex-con that ends in murder. When Carol Montecalvo began writing to a man in prison through a program at her church, she considered it her Christian duty. But the letters soon became her lifeline, something she actually looked forward to sending and receiving. She fell in love with the man behind the letters and just before Dan was released, they wed in the...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

Finding Gobi

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Finding Gobi - 2017

by Dion Leonard

Summary: Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, crossed paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles. As Dion witnessed the incredible...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

A fire story

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A Fire Story - 2019

by Brian Fies

Summary: Early on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 8,900 structures, including 6,200 homes, were destroyed. One of those homes belonged to author and illustrator Brian Fies and his family. In the days that followed, Fies hastily pulled together a firsthand account of his experience in a twenty-page online comic, entitled A Fire Story, that went viral. Less than a year after the fire, Brian Fies expanded his...  read more »

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

The First Conspiracy

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The First Conspiracy - 2019

by Brad Meltzer

Summary: Taking place during the most critical period of our nation; s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington; s character, but also illuminates the origins of America; s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington; s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

First

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First - 2019

by Evan Thomas

Summary: She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her class at law school in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O'Connor's story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings -- doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. She became the first-ever female majority...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The first wave

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The First Wave - 2019

by Alex Kershaw

Summary: Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, this book follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved anti-aircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

The five

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The Five - 2019

by Hallie Rubenhold

Summary: Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Europe • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Flocks

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Flocks - 2018

by L Nichols

Summary: This book charts the author's experiences of growing up in a Christian household and community, realizing she's gay and her subsequent struggle to reconcile her faith with her sexuality.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Fly girls

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Fly Girls - 2019

by Keith OBrien

Summary: Keith O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita, Kansas. Together they fought for the chance to race against the men -- and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all."

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Fodor's Alaska

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Fodor's Alaska - 2019

by Teeka Ballas

Summary: There|s no denying that Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bears, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word "remote" -- all in the same trip. This guidebook makes it easy to create a perfect trip from start to finish.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's New England

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Fodor's New England - 2019

by Seth Brown

Summary: New England is a classic American destination: the rocky Maine coast, Vermont's Green Mountains, Connecticut's antiques, Rhode Island's mansions, Boston's vibrant history, and New Hampshire's Lake District are all made for exploring. This full-color guide will help travelers plan the perfect trip, from leaf peeping and skiing to antiquing and fine dining. Written by locals, this is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this New England travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada

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Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada - 2019

by Emily Deming

Summary: Ready to experience Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada? The experts at Fodor's are here to help. This travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Atlantic Canada, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to watch the tides change in New Brunswick, cycle Prince Edward Island, or explore Newfoundland, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Foolish church

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Foolish Church - 2019

by Lee Schott

Summary: Messy, raw, and real aren't the words most of us use when we say what|s good about our churches. But what if they were? Author Lee Schott found out, serving a beautiful church inside the Iowa women|s prison. A lifelong church person, she discovered more church, and greater faithfulness, in this most unlikely setting, with room for people the church has often overlooked. She shares the lessons she has learned there, with the hope that church leaders outside of prison might be inspired, equipped,...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Franklin steak

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Franklin Steak - 2019

by Aaron Franklin

Summary: The be-all, end-all guide to cooking the perfect steak -- from buying top-notch beef, seasoning to perfection, and finding or building the ideal cooking vessel. Aaron Franklin may be the reigning king of brisket, but in his off-time, what he really loves to cook and eat at home is steak. So, in this follow-up to book "Franklin Barbecue," the pitmaster extraordinaire teaches readers how to cook his favorite food to absolute perfection. With their trademark rigor and expertise, Franklin and...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Outdoor Cooking

Fresh from the vegan slow cooker

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Fresh From The Vegan Slow Cooker - 2012

by Robin Robertson

Summary: This book includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which focus on main courses. There are homey and comforting foods in the American and European style, such as a Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits and a Ziti with Mushroom and Bell Pepper Ragu, and there are lots of East Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Mexican/Latin dishes, too. Beans, which cook slowly under any circumstance, are fabulously well-suited to the slow cooker, and Robertson includes such appealing recipes as a Crockery...  read more »

Genres: Cooking by Ingredient • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

From Hell to Iowa

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From Hell To Iowa - 2014

by Charles Notis

Summary: "'From Hell to Iowa' is the story of an incredible journey taken by Charles Notis. The author was born in 1944 in far southern Albania, which was under the ruthless dictatorship of Enver Hoxha for about forty years. Charlie and his mother were separated from the rest of the family when the border between Albania and Greece was suddenly closed in the spring of 1945. After living in this hell on earth for the first ten years of his life, Charlie and his mother made a miraculous escape from...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

From scratch

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From Scratch - 2019

by Tembi Locke

Summary: A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food and family in her darkest hour. It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Trave

Full count

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Full Count - 2019

by David Cone

Summary: A Mets and Yankees All-Star pitcher shares lessons from his seventeen-year career, detailing his passion, frustrations, and strategies, and offering stories from the memorable teams he played on.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven:

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: - 2013

by Corey Taylor

Summary: In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom. He takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. Some are more credible than others, and, frankly, some are completely insane, but all are observed with appropriate seriousness as Taylor attempts to better understand some of the spooky things that have happened to him in...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Furious hours

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Furious Hours - 2019

by Casey N Cep

Summary: The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after "To Kill a Mockingbird." Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted -- thanks to the same...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

Gardentopia

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Gardentopia - 2019

by Jan Johnsen

Summary: "Gardentopia is that rare marriage of the art of landscaping and the technical knowledge of how to compose a landscape—boiled down to readily understood and easily executed actions. This book puts you in the driver; s seat and shows you how to chart the course to your own personal garden utopia." - Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen; s new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful...  read more »

Genres: Home & Garden • Nonfiction

Gentrification and the housing crisis

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Gentrification And The Housing Crisis - 2019

Summary: Urban populations are on the rise, fueling a welcome rejuvenation of U.S. cities, many of which have been decaying since the suburban boom of the mid-twentieth century. But such renewal has resulted in the displacement of original residents, who can no longer keep pace with rising rents. Gentrification is often blamed for contributing to the housing crisis, but what about the improvements it has brought to America's cities? The diverse perspectives in this volume explore the different effects of gentrification and imagine solutions for accommodating everyone in this changing urban landscape.

Genres: History & Culture • Politics & Government • Young Adult Nonfiction

Germany

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Germany - 2019

by Paul Sullivan

Summary: Admire art and architecture in Berlin, walk the medieval streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, visit the fairy-tale Schloss Neuschwanstein, sample delicious Riesling wines in the Moseltal, or stop off for a beer at the Hofbrauhaus -- Munich's most famous beer hall. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Germany with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Germany 2019

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Germany 2019 - 2019

by Rick Steves

Summary: From fairy-tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities. With Rick Steves on your side, Germany can be yours!

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Girl mogul

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Girl Mogul - 2019

by Tiffany Pham

Summary: No matter who you are or where you come from, this book can help you define success, envision it, and make it happen -- in school, in your personal life, and at work. Get ready to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside of you.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development • Self Development • Young Adult Nonfiction

Girl, Stop Apologizing

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Girl, Stop Apologizing - 2019

by Rachel Hollis

Summary: Rachel Hollis is sounding a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people -- whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee -- instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Nonfiction • Self Development

Girl, stop apologizing

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Girl, Stop Apologizing - 2019

by Rachel Hollis

Summary: Rachel Hollis is sounding a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people -- whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee -- instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

Give People Money

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Give People Money - 2018

by Annie Lowrey

Summary: A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be the answer for our age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology. Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your checking account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy. But it has become one of the most influential and discussed policy ideas of our time. The founder of Facebook, President...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Glimpses

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Glimpses - 2004

Summary: A walk in fields once left in search of "greener" pastures, now again home ... the remembrance of a youngster's first sneaked cigar ... a night of demand and joy for a country veterinarian ... rediscovery of the rural rite of shivery ... the loss of hopes and property and the beginning of new new careers. These and many other stories dot the fields, farmsteads and small, rural communities of Iowa in numbers equal to its people. A select few stories written by the Iowans who experienced them and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

Goldilocks and the infinite bears

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Goldilocks And The Infinite Bears - 2018

by John McNamee

Summary: John McNamee's absurdist humor is on full display in the first collection of his deceptively simple, stealthily clever Pie Comics. Little Red Riding Hood, Harry Potter, Godzilla.... This book covers all the greatest stories in one handy collection. You'll never need another book!

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Good and Mad

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Good And Mad - 2018

by Rebecca Traister

Summary: This is a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic, but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Good Neighbor

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The Good Neighbor - 2018

by Maxwell King

Summary: Every weekday for decades, a kind man named Mister Rogers stepped through a door in his TV house, spoke directly into the camera while he changed from street clothes into a cardigan and sneakers, and sang, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Offering unconditional love, this soft-spoken icon was a household name for tens of millions of children, as well as their parents who grew up with this friendly neighbor themselves. Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential pioneer in...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

Grateful American

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Grateful American - 2019

by Gary Sinise

Summary: As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose -- or so it seemed. Within a few years, Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction • Performing Arts

The guarded gate

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The Guarded Gate - 2019

by Daniel Okrent

Summary: The definitive and timely account of a forgotten dark chapter of American history. This book tells the story of the scientists who provided the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history and the men who turned their "science" into politics. Brandished by the upper-class Bostonians and New Yorkers -- many of them progressives -- who led the anti-immigration movement, eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep...  read more »

Genres: Biology • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Science • United States

H2Oh!

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H2Oh! - 2018

by Mimi Kirk

Summary: Make drinking water a pure pleasure with tasty, healthy infusions of fruits and herbs Ice spiked with lavender and water chilled with a handful of blueberries and pomegranate seeds give hydration a whole new level of enjoyment. Keep it organic and sugar free with more than 50 simple yet distinctive recipes from Mimi Kirk, arguably the healthiest 80-year-old woman around. Perhaps her water really does come from the fountain of youth! Long before water infuser bottles appeared on the market, Kirk...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Hausfrau honeymoon

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Hausfrau Honeymoon - 2018

by Beth M Howard

Summary: By the age of 40, adventure journalist and world traveler, Beth M. Howard, was convinced that no matter what she set her mind to, she could find a way to do it. Nothing, however, had prepared her for moving to Stuttgart, Germany, to marry a German. After a lust-filled, trans-Atlantic courtship, Howard trades the West Coast for a newlywed life with Marcus, an automotive engineer. With fairy-tale optimism, she's determined to learn the language, settle into her new home and live happily ever...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Comics & Graphic Novels • Family & Relationships • Humor • Nonfiction • Trave

The headspace guide to meditation and mindfulness

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The Headspace Guide To Meditation And Mindfulness - 2016

by Andy Puddicombe

Summary: Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.

Genres: Art Therapy & Relaxation • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Heart Berries

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Heart Berries - 2018

by Terese Marie Mailhot

Summary: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Heart talk

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Heart Talk - 2018

by Cleo Wade

Summary: A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations. Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to this inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo's original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated. With relatable,...  read more »

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self-Esteem

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee

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The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee - 2019

by David Treuer

Summary: The received idea of Native American history -- as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's 1970 mega-bestselling "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, 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...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • United States

Heavy

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Heavy - 2018

by Kiese Laymon

Summary: In this powerful and provocative memoir, Kiese Laymon fearlessly explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of living in a country wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we've been. Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Help me!

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Help Me! - 2018

by Marianne Power

Summary: For years Power dipped in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. One day, she accepted that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart -- and she set out to make some big changes. Did her elusive "perfect existence" really lie in the pages of our best known and acclaimed self help books? She tested a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development

Hideous History: Death and Destruction

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Hideous History: Death And Destruction - 2016

by Sandra Lawrence

Summary: "All the grim, gruesome, and gory bits of history they never teach you in school! From the exploits of American gangster Al Capone to the wars of King Richard III to the prophecies of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, this book is packed with men, women, and historical events that caused chaos and mayhem. Others included are: Vlad the Impaler of Romania, H.H. Holmes, Empress Wu Zetian of China, pirates from all over the world, Vikings, the Boston Tea Party, the French Revolution, and Boudicca of the Celts. Kids will love the scrapbook style and all the illustrations and charts!" --

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime • Young Adult Nonfiction

Hideous History: Trials and Trickery

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Hideous History: Trials And Trickery - 2016

by Sandra Lawrence

Summary: "All the grim, gruesome and gory bits of history they never teach you in school! From the betrayal and murder of Julius Caesar by Marcus Brutus to the gunpowder plot to overthrow the English government of Guy Fawkes to the outlandish trials of witches, this book is packed with men, women, and historical events that involve unfair trials and unspeakable treachery. Others included are: La Malinche, the Spanish Inquisition, the trial and execution of Charles I, the betrayal of Jesse James by...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime • Young Adult Nonfiction

Homes

Homes - 2018

by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah

Summary: In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games,...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction

Homes

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Homes - 2018

by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah

Summary: The story of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, a young boy whose family moved from Iraq to Syria just before the start of the Syrian civil war. In 2014 his family finally found safety in immigrating to Edmonton, Canada.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Homeward bound

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Homeward Bound - 2017

by Amy Ziettlow

Summary: As nearly 75 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean that caregiving will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Current approaches in the United States are based on a caregiving model that presumes life-long connection between married parents and their offspring, a connection that involves shared norms and implies a valuable safety net for caregiving. However, this model no longer describes the majority of American families....  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The honey bus

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The Honey Bus - 2019

by Meredith May

Summary: Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Honey Bus

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The Honey Bus - 2019

by Meredith May

Summary: An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature; s most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. That first close encounter with a bee was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May, and in that moment she...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nature • Nonfiction

Honeymoon in Baghdad

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Honeymoon In Baghdad - 2018

by Heidi Radkiewicz

Summary: Explores the challenges and joys of a new marriage beset by the horrors of war. Beyond the usual complications of limited closet space and awkward dinners with the in-laws, National Guard recruits Heidi (a native of Eagle Grove, Iowa) and Jake learned that they were both shipping off to Iraq mere weeks after tying the knot. In the months that followed, intense heat, mind-numbing boredom, and the ever-present danger of roadside bombs and murderous insurgents forged this pair into a team that can...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

Honorable exit

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Honorable Exit - 2019

by Thurston Clarke

Summary: In 1973, the Vietnam War ended in a cease-fire and a U.S. withdrawal that included promises by President Nixon to assist the South in the event of invasion by the North. But in early 1975, when North Vietnamese forces began to attack, Congress refused to send arms or aid. By April 5, the South was on the brink of defeat, spelling execution or years in a concentration camp for the untold number of South Vietnamese who had supported the government in Saigon or worked with Americans. Clarke...  read more »

Genres: Asia • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Hoop dreams

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Hoop Dreams - 2018

by Cristin Morgan

Summary: Vibrant color and rich textures abound in this book, a stylish embroidery guide for the modern maker. Author Cristin Morgan of Marigold + Mars outlines the basics of 10 classic embroidery stitches and then teaches you how to use them to create 20 beautiful and practical projects for hoops, for the home, and to wear.

Genre: Nonfiction

How to hide an empire

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How To Hide An Empire - 2019

by Daniel Immerwahr

Summary: We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an "empire," exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories -- the islands, atolls, and archipelagos -- this country has governed and inhabited? Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • United States

Howard Stern comes again

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Howard Stern Comes Again - 2019

by Howard Stern

Summary: Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president. Over his four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities -- discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. This book delivers his answer. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Humans

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Humans - 2019

by Tom Phillips

Summary: Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade -- on the evolutionary food chain, we|re true winners. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing, and sometimes -- just occasionally -- we've managed to truly f*ck things up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Phillips offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science

Hunger: A Memoir of

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Hunger: A Memoir Of - 2017

by Roxane Gay

Summary: Roxane Gay addresses the experience of living in a body that she calls 'wildly undisciplined.' She casts an insightful and critical eye over her childhood, teens, and twenties -- including the devastating act of violence that was a turning point at age 12 -- and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. With candor, vulnerability, and authority, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen.

Genres: Kate J. • Staff Picks

Hunting

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Hunting - 2019

Summary: Hunting game has been a way of life for humans for two million years. Today, people around the world hunt both as a source of food and for sport. While its critics argue that hunting is barbaric and a rich man's sport, its supporters defend the activity in terms of tradition, culture, and population control. Of course, there are still societies around the world that depend on hunting to survive. But for the rest, can hunting ever be justified? The diverse perspectives in this volume will surprise students who may already have made up their minds on the subject.

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation • Sports & Recreation • Young Adult Nonfiction

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death - 2018

by Maggie O'Farrell

Summary: We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her...  read more »

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

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I Wrote This Book Because I Love You - 2018

by Tim Kreider

Summary: * A People Top 10 Book of 2018 * The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing , Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he; s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he; s a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist—one whose deft prose, uncanny observations, dark humor, and...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Identity leadership

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Identity Leadership - 2019

by Stedman Graham

Summary: Graham's philosophy holds that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself. Here he examines why self-awareness matters, how leaders lead, the importance of communication, and much more. He then shows readers how to step into their role as a leader and create their identity leadership plan. In doing so, readers can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

I; ll Be Gone in the Dark

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I; Ll Be Gone In The Dark - 2019

by Michelle Mcnamara

Summary: A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • True Crime

The impossible climb

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The Impossible Climb - 2018

by Mark Synnott

Summary: One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever "free soloed" it before; only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch -- as Mark Synnott did.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Impossible Owls

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Impossible Owls - 2018

by Brian Phillips

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR ART OF THE ESSAY. One of Amazon, ELLE , Electric Literature and Pop Sugar ; s Best Books of 2018. Named one of the Best Books of October and Fall by Amazon, Buzzfeed, TIME, Vulture, The Millions and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. "Hilarious, nimble, and thoroughly illuminating." — Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad A globe-spanning, ambitious book of essays from one of the most enthralling...  read more »

Genres: Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction • Trave

The Impossible

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The Impossible - 2017

by Joyce Smith

Summary: THE IMPOSSIBLE reveals prayer; s immediate and powerful impact through the true account of a family whose son died and was miraculously resurrected. Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary-the death and resurrection of their son. When Joyce Smith; s fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

In the kitchen with David. QVC's resident foodie presents Comfort food shortcuts

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In The Kitchen With David. QVC's Resident Foodie Presents Comfort Food Shortcuts - 2018

by David Venable

Summary: The beloved host of QVC's In the Kitchen with David is back with a brand-new cookbook featuring 110 comfort food recipes that save on time -- without skimping on flavor. Time is the one thing everybody wants -- and the one thing nobody has enough of. Time to spend with your family, time to share meals together. Now, thanks to David Venable's supermarket shortcuts and an array of innovative kitchen appliances, you can save precious time and still prepare incredible meals. For more than two...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

The indifferent stars above

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The Indifferent Stars Above - 2010

by Daniel James Brown

Summary: A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Infused Water

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Infused Water - 2017

by Dalila Tarhuni

Summary: We know that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day—that; s a lot of water! People often substitute with coffee or tea, but do we really want all that extra caffeine and acid? Soft drinks have too many calories, and diet drinks are full of chemicals. The easy answer to staying healthy, hydrated, and happy is infused water. With no calories and delicious flavors, infused water will keep you hydrated throughout the day. Hydration is essential—more than half of...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Inheritance

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Inheritance - 2019

by Dani Shapiro

Summary: Shapiro 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 story of her own life.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Inheritance

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Inheritance - 2019

by Dani Shapiro

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family." —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist—"a writer of rare talent" (Cheryl Strayed)—a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Innumerable Insects

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Innumerable Insects - 2018

by Michael S. Engel

Summary: The images . . . are the stars of this work, which will delight every entomophile who turns its pages." — Publishers Weekly A fascinating look at the world; s most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History; s Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added to the ranks every year. It is estimated that there are around five million...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Inside the empire

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Inside The Empire - 2019

by Bob Klapisch

Summary: Even the most ardent, die-hard Yankees fans have no idea of what really goes on behind closed doors in the inner sanctum of the Bronx Bombers. Sure, the fans read the back sections of the daily tabloids, all the sports blogs, and listen to the radio call-in sports shows 24/7, but in truth, the average fan isn't aware of the internal power politics that Yankees front-office executives confront on an everyday basis.

Genres: Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Instant Pot mini cookbook

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Instant Pot Mini Cookbook - 2018

by Laurel Sanchez

Summary: Provides instructions for using the Instant Pot pressure cooking appliance and provides easy-to-prepare recipes for breakfast foods, main and side dishes, snacks and appetizers, and desserts.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Instant Pot® miracle

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Instant Pot® Miracle - 2018

by Ivy Manning

Summary: Provides instructions for using the Instant Pot® pressure cooking appliance, and shares easy-to-prepare recipes for breakfast foods and main and side dishes.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

It's Trevor Noah

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It's Trevor Noah - 2019

by Trevor Noah

Summary: The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Jeffrey Gitomer's sales manifesto

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Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Manifesto - 2019

by Jeffrey H Gitomer

Summary: There is no prize for second place in sales you either win or lose -- sell or die, that's it. Until you wake up to the reality that the old way of selling doesn't work anymore, you are as doomed as the fax machine, the Blackberry, and the yellow pages.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Management & Leadership • Nonfiction

Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian territories

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Jerusalem, Israel And Palestinian Territories - 2019

by Daniel Robinson

Summary: Tour the fascinating sites of Jerusalem's Old City, sample eclectic Israeli cuisine in vibrant Tel Aviv, or soak in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of the Holy Land with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: History & Culture • Middle East • Nonfiction • Trave

Kawaii craft life

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Kawaii Craft Life - 2019

by Sosae Caetano

Summary: This complete introduction to kawaii-style needlework includes materials lists, printable templates, full-color illustrated instructions so you can create dozens of cute and cuddly crafts.

Genre: Nonfiction

Keep going

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Keep Going - 2019

by Austin Kleon

Summary: Austin Kleon offers ten simple rules for staying creative, focused, and true to yourself -- for life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it's a loop -- so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself -- sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. This book celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, "The demons hate fresh air"). Pay...  read more »

Genres: Creativity • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

Kind of coping

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Kind Of Coping - 2019

by Maureen Wilson

Summary: Maureen "Marzi" Wilson -- the popular Instagram cartoonist -- is back with a brand-new collection of hilarious, relatable, and heartwarming doodles about anxiety that show you that you are not alone. If you struggle with anxiety, you may feel like it's you against the world all the time. Sometimes, your anxiety can be too much to handle all at once -- wouldn't it be nice to have someone around that understood exactly what you were going through? Meet Marzi! She struggles with anxiety just like...  read more »

Genres: Anxieties & Phobias • Nonfiction • Rodney B. • Self Development • Self-Esteem • Staff Picks

A kind of mirraculas paradise

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A Kind Of Mirraculas Paradise - 2018

by Sandy Allen

Summary: Sandra Allen did not know her uncle Bob very well. As a child, she had been told he was "crazy," that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than she had been alive, and what little she knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed her his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences over...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Kitty Genovese

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Kitty Genovese - 2016

by Catherine Pelonero

Summary: A New York Times bestseller! Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York, in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed that dozens of witnesses had seen or heard the attacks on Kitty Genovese and her struggle to reach safety but had...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

The Knapps And Notable Others : From Less Than Nothing To More Than Plenty

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The Knapps And Notable Others : From Less Than Nothing To More Than Plenty - 2000

by Walt Shotwell

Genre: Iowa Authors

Ladies who punch

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Ladies Who Punch - 2019

by Ramin Setoodeh

Summary: When Barbara Walters launched "The View" in 1997, ABC executives repeatedly told her that hosting the show would tarnish her reputation as a serious newswoman. Ten years later, "The View" was being watched daily in the living rooms of tens of millions of Americans and launched the careers of Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Joy Behar. But the daily chat-fest didn't just comment on the news; it became the news. As viewership continued to top the charts, a seemingly endless...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Dreama D. • Nonfiction • Staff Picks

The lady is a spy

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The Lady Is A Spy - 2019

by Don Mitchell

Summary: When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed to France. In a country divided between freedom and fascism, Virginia was determined to do her part for the Allies. An ordinary woman from Baltimore, Maryland, she dove into the action, first joining a French ambulance unit and later becoming an undercover agent for both the British Special...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

Ladysitting

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Ladysitting - 2019

by Lorene Cary

Summary: Shares the story of the author's relationship with her remarkable grandmother, describing the latter's youth in the Jim Crow South, devotion to black causes, and management of her own business until age one hundred.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Lake of the Ozarks

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Lake Of The Ozarks - 2019

by William Geist

Summary: Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the sixties during his school and college years, working at Arrowhead Lodge -- a small resort owned by his bombastic uncle -- in all areas of the operation, from cesspool attendant to bellhop. What may...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Last Investigation

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The Last Investigation - 2013

by Gaeton Fonzi

Summary: Gaeton Fonzi; s masterful retelling of his work investigating the Kennedy assassination for two congressional committees is required reading for students of the assassination and the subsequent failure of the government to solve the crime. His book is a compelling postmortem on the House Select Committee on Assassinations, as well as a riveting account of Fonzi; s pursuit of leads indicating involvement in the assassination by officers of the Central Intelligence Agency. First released in 1993,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime

The Last Job

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The Last Job - 2019

by Dan Bilefsky

Summary: The definitive account of one of the most brazen jewel heists in history. Over Easter weekend 2015, a motley crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn; t resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in the heart of London; s medieval diamond district. "The Firm" included Brian Reader, ringleader and legend in his own mind; Terry Perkins, a tough-as-nails career criminal but also a frail...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Science & Technology • True Crime

The last pirate of New York

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The Last Pirate Of New York - 2019

by Rich Cohen

Summary: The story of Albert Hicks, the most notorious criminal on the New York waterfront, unfolded in the course of three bloody months in the summer before the Civil War. There was a massacre, a flight, a manhunt, and a trial, all of which kept the nation riveted and remade Hicks, the last pirate of New York, into a celebrated antihero. Handsome and charismatic, Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • True Crime • United States

The last stone

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The Last Stone - 2019

by Mark Bowden

Summary: Cold case detectives solve the 1975 disappearance of two pre-teen girls in suburban Washington, DC.

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

Late Bloomers

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Late Bloomers - 2019

by Rich Karlgaard

Summary: A groundbreaking exploration of how finding one; s way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness. "Deftly written and deeply researched, Late Bloomers will change the conversation about success in America."—Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook—or even...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

Lessons from Lucy

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Lessons From Lucy - 2019

by Dave Barry

Summary: Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From "Make New Friends" (an unfortunate fail when he can't overcome his dislike for mankind) to "Don't Stop Having Fun" (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades -- and even Obama's inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Pets

Letters to the church

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Letters To The Church - 2018

by Francis Chan

Summary: Reminds us how powerful the Church can be and calls this generation to passionately pursue God's vision for His beloved Bride.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Life after suicide

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Life After Suicide - 2019

by Jennifer Ashton

Summary: Shares the author's experiences after the suicide of her ex-husband, as well as the most recent insights into suicide from the medical community.

Genres: Death & Grief • Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Life will be the death of me

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Life Will Be The Death Of Me - 2019

by Chelsea Handler

Summary: In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in -- a bubble within a bubble -- and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a "Year of Self-Sufficiency" -- learning how to work the...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Lisbon

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Lisbon - 2019

by Matthew Hancock

Summary: Explore the maze of narrow lanes in historic Alfama, soak up views of the city from the Castelo de Sa~o Jorge, or admire spectacular palaces and scenery in Sintra: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Lisbon with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Locked in ice

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Locked In Ice - 2019

by Peter Lourie

Summary: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton at the turn of the twentieth century, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was still undiscovered territory, he attempted to make it to the Pole in a way that most experts thought...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Love poems

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Love Poems - 2018

by John Kenney

Summary: Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people.

Genres: Literature & Fiction • Nonfiction • Poetry

Madame Fourcade's secret war

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Madame Fourcade's Secret War - 2019

by Lynne Olson

Summary: The little-known story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II. In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization -- the only woman to serve as a chef de re´sistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country's conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Maid

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Maid - 2019

by Stephanie Land

Summary: Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land; s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter." While the gap between upper middle-class Americans and the working poor widens, grueling low-wage domestic and service work—primarily done by women—fuels the economic success of the wealthy. Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Maine, off the beaten path

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Maine, Off The Beaten Path - 2019

by Taryn Plumb

Summary: Whether you|re a visitor or a local looking for something different, this guidebook shows you the Pine Tree State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed. Discover vintage treasures at Elmer|s Barn north of Wiscasset. Explore the eclectic antique vehicle collection at the Cole Land Transportation Museum near Bangor. Leap back through time with a visit to the eighteenth-century logging community at Leonard|s Mills in Bradley. So if you've |been there, done that| one too many times, get off the main road and venture off the beaten path.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The making of a justice

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The Making Of A Justice - 2019

by John Paul Stevens

Summary: A masterful and personal account of life on the Supreme Court that offers a unique understanding of American history from one of the most prominent jurists of our time. When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he left a legacy of service unequaled in the history of the Court. During his thirty-four-year tenure, Justice Stevens was a prolific writer, authoring in total more than 1000 opinions. In his autobiography, John Paul Stevens recounts the...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer

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The Man Who Invented The Computer: The Biography Of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer - 2010

by Jane Smiley

Summary: One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois-Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, combined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine that would make his life easier. Then he went back and built the machine. It worked, but he never...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Computer Science • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction • Technology

The Man Who Would Be Sherlock

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The Man Who Would Be Sherlock - 2018

by Christopher Sandford

Summary: A world-famous biographer reveals the strange relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; s real life and that of Sherlock Holmes in the engrossing The Man Who Would Be Sherlock . Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and zealously campaigning for justice in all. Stanford thoroughly and convincingly makes the case that the details of the many events Doyle was involved in, and caricatures...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Language Arts & Disciplines • Nonfiction • True Crime

The Martha manual

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The Martha Manual - 2019

by Martha Stewart

Summary: An authoritative handbook by the domestic-lifestyle expert shares hundreds of ideas and instructions for homemaker skills, from transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag to playing a classic lawn game and bathing a cat.

Genres: Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating • Home & Garden • How-to & Home Improvements • Nonfiction

Master the nursing school & allied health entrance exams.

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Master The Nursing School & Allied Health Entrance Exams. - 2019

Summary: A comprehensive source that offers the essential test prep needed for the RN, PN, and allied health entrance exams. This easy-to-use guide provides in-depth review of the basic facts, principles, and concepts of all nursing entrance exam subject areas. In addition, there are several tests for each subject area to help test-takers become familiar with exam questions and improve their test-taking skills. This study guide includes essential review of subjects covered on the NLN PAX-RN and PAX-PN;...  read more »

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Mature Makeup Application Made Simple

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Mature Makeup Application Made Simple - 2017

by Jennifer Stepanik

Summary: If maturing skin has made your previous makeup techniques obsolete then Mature Makeup Application Made Simple is just for you. The techniques in this eBook enables you tackle the concerns that aging brings such as: how to cover and camouflage wrinkles, saggy eyelids, dull skin tones, dark or puffy eyes. Learn the techniques to creating an immediate visible lift with your make-up. In a youth obsessed culture, aging can be very difficult . Mature Makeup Application Made Simple will give you the...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Maybe you should talk to someone

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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone - 2019

by Lori Gottlieb

Summary: One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but. As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone - 2019

by Lori Gottlieb

Summary: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Now being developed as a television series with Eva Longoria and ABC! "Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing."— Katie Couric "This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book."— Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post and Founder & CEO, Thrive Global "Wise, warm, smart, and funny. You must read this book."— Susan...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Meal

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Meal - 2018

by Blue Delliquanti

Summary: Yarrow is a young chef determined to make her mark on the cutting edge of cookery with her insect-based creations. Though her enthusiasm is infectious, it rubs some of her fellow cooks the wrong way, especially Chanda Flores, Yarrow's personal hero and executive chef of an exciting new restaurant. Her people have been eating bugs for centuries, and she's deeply suspicious of this newbie's attempt to turn her traditions into the next foodie trend. While Chanda and her scrappy team of talented...  read more »

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Meet my medical director

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Meet My Medical Director - 2018

by Lisa Engelman

Summary: She thought it was gallstones. It turned out to be cancer. Diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, wife and mom of four littles Lisa Engelman experienced normal feelings of shock, fear, grief, and uncertainty. But she didn't follow normal protocols when it came to seeking treatment. Knowing the damage conventional Western medicine can do to the body as it fights cancer, Lisa wondered if there was a better way. But alternative medicine offered a myriad of bewildering options. Lisa and...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Memory rescue

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Memory Rescue - 2017

by Daniel G Amen

Summary: Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost.

Genres: Memory Improvement • Nonfiction • Self Development

Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening

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Mini Farming Guide To Vegetable Gardening - 2012

by Brett L. Markham

Summary: Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre . This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you; ll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin, special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two...  read more »

Genres: Crafts & Hobbies • Nonfiction

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

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The Ministry Of Ordinary Places - 2018

by Shannan Martin

Summary: Popular blogger Shannan Martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you. For Christ-followers living in an increasingly complicated world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning. Where do we even begin? Shannan Martin offers a surprisingly simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

The miracle season

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The Miracle Season - 2018

by Kathy Bresnahan

Summary: Includes bonus movie section -- Q & A with author Kathy Bresnahan and Helen Hunt along with photos from the movie set. This is the story of 17-year-old volleyball player Caroline Found. On August 11, 2011, Caroline Line Found was tragically killed in a moped accident on her way to visit her terminally ill mother, Ellyn. Caroline's death, and that of her mother twelve days later, shocked her Iowa City community and devastated her father, Ernie Found, and siblings, Gregg and Catharine. Faced with...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

Missy; s Murder

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Missy; S Murder - 2017

by Karen Kingsbury

Summary: From a New York Times –bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter, two teens kill their friend, then befriend the girl; s family to avoid suspicion. On a beautiful October day in the San Fernando Valley, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Missy; s best friend, Karen Severson, publicly vowed to find the killer and even moved in with Missy; s family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers as Missy; s two...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

The moth presents occasional magic

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The Moth Presents Occasional Magic - 2019

Summary: Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, Occasional Magic features voices familiar and new. Alongside Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, and Wang Ping, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of challenging situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity, shedding light on their lives and helping them find a path forward.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

A mountain of crumbs

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A Mountain Of Crumbs - 2011

by Elena Gorokhova

Summary: Elena Gorokhova describes her childhood in the Soviet Union during the 1960s, and also discusses her passion for the English language, the Bolshevik Revolution, and more.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Mueller report

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The Mueller Report - 2019

by Robert S Mueller III

Summary: The only book with exclusive analysis by the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of The Washington Post, and the most complete and authoritative available. Read the findings of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who've covered the story from the beginning. This edition from The Washington Post/Scribner contains key documents in the Special Counsel's investigation, including filings pertaining to...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

My iPhone for seniors

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My IPhone For Seniors - 2019

by Brad Miser

Summary: Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most. Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do. Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want.

Genre: Nonfiction

My lovely wife in the psych ward

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My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward - 2018

by Mark Lukach

Summary: A powerful love story unlike any other, Mark Lukach's memoir tells the story of his marriage to Giulia, the love of his life, and their fight to manage their precarious lives with difficulty and grace in light of Giulia's unexpected psychotic breaks, in an awe-inspiring testament to the bond of their commitment and deep love for one another.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Nanaville

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Nanaville - 2019

by Anna Quindlen

Summary: "Before mommy blogs were even invented, Anna Quindlen became a go-to writer on the joys and challenges of motherhood in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's taking the next step and going full Nana in the pages of this lively and moving book about her grandchildren, her children, and her new and remarkable role.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Motivational • Nonfiction • Self Development

Nashville

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Nashville - 2018

by Margaret Littman

Summary: Move to the incomparable beat of Music City, and discover its unique culture, contagious energy, and delicious cuisine with this guidebook. Inside you'll find flexible, strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, budget, and interests. The author provides expert, local insight. There are full color, vibrant photos throughout. Detailed maps show each Nashville neighborhood. The guidebook includes top sights and unique activities as well as suggestions for day trips from...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Nashville to New Orleans road trip

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Nashville To New Orleans Road Trip - 2018

by Margaret Littman

Summary: From Music City to the Big Easy, cruise through the heart of the South along the verdant Natchez Trace Parkway. Inside this guidebook you'll find maps and driving tools -- 24 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the parkway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route. Eat, sleep, stop, and explore. Grab some hot chicken and two-step to country classics in Nashville, indulge in jazz and Creole cuisine in New Orleans, or enjoy barbecue...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Natural Beauty Masks

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Natural Beauty Masks - 2018

by Caroline Artiss

Summary: A collection of recipes for all-natural beauty treatments for face, body, hair and nails to make and use at home. Caroline Artiss presents homemade masks, packs, scrubs and lotions that will leave you radiant and nourished from top to toe. The first chapter, Face Masks, includes an Avocado and Banana Face Mask. Avocados are packed with vitamins A, C and E all of which are essential for healthy, glowing skin and bananas are a rich source of potassium and keep skin moisturized and plump. Next,...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Never a dull moment

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Never A Dull Moment - 2014

by Teresa Holmgren

Summary: Scott didn't speak for five years. Richard had no thumbs, Robert ate his clothes. Dale was a pathological liar. Kathy had been abused and all she wanted was Ranch dressing on her salad. Some students have special problems and they require unique solutions. This book does not have all the answers, but it does have some very interesting lessons in life.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction

New Hampshire, off the beaten path

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New Hampshire, Off The Beaten Path - 2019

by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

Summary: Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you|re a visitor or a local looking for something different, this guidebook shows you the Granite State you never knew existed. Follow a nature trail marked with verse at the Robert Frost Homestead. Taste authentic, open pit BBQ at the Yankee Smokehouse. Discover the history of skiing at the New England Ski Museum. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture off the beaten path.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Next level basic

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Next Level Basic - 2019

by Stassi Schroeder

Summary: Fans of the Bravo TV show Vanderpump Rules and podcast listeners know Stassi Schroeder not only for her no-holds-barred comments but also as a major defender of Basic Bitch rights. She knows that there's nothing more boring than people who take themselves too seriously or think that you have to be pretentious to be cool. Stassi champions the things that too many of us are afraid to love publicly for fear of being labeled basic: lattes, pugs, bubbly cocktails, millennial pink, #OOTD (outfit of...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self-Esteem

NFT

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NFT - 2018

Summary: This guidebook is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide that divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods from Gold Coast and Lincoln Park to Wrigleyville and Lakeview. Designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy locals, commuters, business travelers, and yes, tourists too, every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

No beast so fierce

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No Beast So Fierce - 2019

by Dane Huckelbridge

Summary: American Sniper meets Jaws: The gripping true account of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal of all time (killer of an astonishing 436 humans), and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who brought it down in 1907.

Genres: Asia • Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

No crumbs left

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No Crumbs Left - 2019

by Teri Turner

Summary: As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner has healthful and great tasting answers. Food is Teri's love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. "Don't be afraid to fail: it's just food," is one of her mantras. Teri's passion is evident on every page of her first cookbook, as she leads readers through a...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Northwest Arkansas travel guide, 2015-2016

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Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide, 2015-2016 - 2015

by Lynn West

Summary: Northwest Arkansas, in the scenic Ozarks, is an emerging destination for outdoor, entrepreneurial, and art enthusiasts. This guidebook captures the area's best outdoor activities -- from fishing and water sports to hiking, camping, and biking -- while also showcasing its fabulous art, historical, and cultural scene. It covers its bustling business community as well as its culinary, microbrew, and entertainment districts. Includes maps, what the locals say, itineraries and day trips, accommodations, things to do and see, and restaurants for eight cities in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature: The Traditions in English

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The Norton Anthology Of Children's Literature: The Traditions In English - 2005

Summary: A collection of fairy tales, picture books, nursery rhymes, fantasy, alphabets, chapbooks, and comics published in English since 1659, representing 170 authors and illustrators, and including more than ninety complete works and excerpts from others.

Genre: Nonfiction

An odyssey

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An Odyssey - 2017

by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn

Summary: When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate seminar on the "Odyssey" that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth -- and, even more, a final opportunity to more...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Trave

Ohio, off the beaten path

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Ohio, Off The Beaten Path - 2019

by Jackie Sheckler Finch

Summary: Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you|re a visitor or a local looking for something different, this guide shows you the Buckeye State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed. Dine and dance aboard a Cuyahoga River cruise. Shop Ohio|s largest Amish and Swiss Mennonite communities. Tour the historic homes of former Presidents. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture off the beaten path.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

On the Edge of the Wild

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On The Edge Of The Wild - 2015

by Stephen Bodio

Summary: “This book is a collage in essays about the kind of life I found worth living so far," writes author Stephen J. Bodio. On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection that shares Bodio; s love for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking, readers will be hooked by the beautiful way in which Bodio shares his feelings about life and the outdoors. The thought-provoking essays in...  read more »

Genres: Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Once more we saw stars

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Once More We Saw Stars - 2019

by Jayson Greene

Summary: Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. This book begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable. But although it begins with the anguish Jayson and his wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The orchid and the dandelion

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The Orchid And The Dandelion - 2019

by W Thomas Boyce

Summary: This is a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with "difficult" children. It is a book that fully explores the author's revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success. In this book, Dr. W. Thomas Boyce writes of the "dandelion" child (hardy, resilient, healthy), able to survive and flourish under most circumstances,...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Outer order, inner calm

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Outer Order, Inner Calm - 2019

by Gretchen Rubin

Summary: With clarity and humor, Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. In this easy-to-read but hard-to-put-down book, Gretchen Rubin suggests more than 150 short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're...  read more »

Genres: Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating • Happiness • Home & Garden • How-to & Home Improvements • Nonfiction • Self Development • Success

The Ozarks

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The Ozarks - 2018

by Jim Warnock

Summary: Welcome to hiking heaven. It|s no wonder the Ozark Mountain region is such a popular destination. From the banks of Lake Alma to the broken-down buildings of the Rush ghost town, the area offers some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the country. The Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri is home to pristine natural springs. The Ozark National Forest in Arkansas provides a rugged mountain canvas, and the Arkansas River Valley features the towering Cedar Falls. Discover mountain...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Parkland

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Parkland - 2019

by David Cullen

Summary: Offers an account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders, inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • United States

Perfect pan pizza

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Perfect Pan Pizza - 2019

by Peter Reinhart

Summary: Starting with recipes for three master doughs that can be made with commercial yeast, as well as a brief intro to sourdough starters, this cookbook illustrates how to make several styles of pan pizza including Detroit-style deep-pan pizza, focaccia, Roman, and Sicilian. With forty-four classic and unique recipes.

Genres: Baking • Cooking, Food & Wine • Italian Cooking • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

Pesticides and GMOs

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Pesticides And GMOs - 2019

Summary: In a world in which so many are hungry, scientific advances in agriculture can have a substantial impact. Pesticides and GMOs help ensure that more of us can enjoy nutritious produce, but do they do more harm than good? From fears of causing cancer to the future of small and family farmers, there are enough questions about pesticides and GMOs to fuel their critics. Yet the list of benefits is hard to ignore. The diverse viewpoints from authoritative voices in the field will provide readers with a full picture of this complex topic.

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

The pioneers

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The Pioneers - 2019

by David G McCullough

Summary: David McCullough tells the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Playground of my mind

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Playground Of My Mind - 2017

by Julia Jacquette

Summary: This graphic memoir accompanies the exhibition "Julia Jacquette: Unrequited and Acts of Play," organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. Through exquisite drawings and storytelling, Julia Jacquette's graphic memoir provides a distinctive account of the artist's childhood in Manhattan in the 1960s and 1970s. Inspired by the "adventure playgrounds" from her youth growing up in New York City, the painter explores the brightly colored structures of the play spaces and the surrounding landscape of the city.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Poisons

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Poisons - 2011

by Peter Macinnis

Summary: Poisons permeate our world. They are in the environment, the workplace, the home. They are in food, our favorite whiskey, medicine, and well water. They have been used to cure diseases as well as incapacitate and kill. They smooth wrinkles, block pain, stimulate and enhance athletic ability. In this entertaining and fact-filled book, science writer Peter Macinnis considers poisons in all their aspects. He recounts stories of the celebrated poisoners in history and literature, from Nero to...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Politics and journalism in a post-truth world

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Politics And Journalism In A Post-truth World - 2019

Summary: Fake news. Alternative facts. Even before those terms were coined, we had already moved to a "post-truth" reality. Due to a number of driving forces, we have evolved into a society that values emotion and personal belief more than it does objective facts. More Americans are willing to believe false stories as long as they match up with their own personal and political beliefs. How will this affect our elections, journalistic standards, and news habits? Can we ever go back? The diverse viewpoints in this volume attempt to explain and predict the state of our union.

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, And The Fight For Civil Rights - 2014

by Steve Sheinkin

Summary: Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.

Genres: History & Culture • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Young Adult Nonfiction

Portugal

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Portugal - 2019

by Matthew Hancock

Summary: The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Portugal. Take a leisurely walking tour of Lisbon, island-hop around the Azores, become a connoisseur of the country's port or relax on Madeira's golden beaches. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Portugal with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Power ball

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Power Ball - 2018

by Rob Neyer

Summary: The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A's and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades. On September 8, 2017, the Oakland A's faced off against the Houston Astros in a game that would signal the passing of the Moneyball mantle. Though this was only one regular season game, the match-up of these two teams demonstrated...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

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Publication Manual Of The American Psychological Association - 2017

Summary: This is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental. In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, this manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the...  read more »

Genres: Health & Fitness • Nonfiction

Quiet girl in a noisy world

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Quiet Girl In A Noisy World - 2017

by Debbie Tung

Summary: This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert's world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one's leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she's an introvert.The first half of the book traces...  read more »

Genres: Motivational • Nonfiction • Rodney B. • Self Development • Staff Picks

Racing to the Finish

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Racing To The Finish - 2018

by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Summary: In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports' most beloved figures, Earnhardt shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There is no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

Real food for pregnancy

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Real Food For Pregnancy - 2018

by Lily Nichols

Summary: Outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health. Includes meal plans and recipes.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Real Life Dinners

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Real Life Dinners - 2018

by Rachel Hollis

Summary: Fun, fresh, and fast recipes for family dinners from the founder of The Chic Site, a lifestyle website, and the author of Upscale Downhome and New York Times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face. Real life isn; t a series of stylized air-brushed photos. It; s crazy, chaotic, beautiful, and funny, and it can knock you right off balance. But cooking and eating as a family has always been at real life; s core. Making sure your family is fed makes a day a success, and truly taking the time to give them...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Reclaiming our space

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Reclaiming Our Space - 2019

by Feminista Jones

Summary: A treatise of Black women's transformative influence in media, entertainment, and politics, and why this intersectional movement building, especially on Twitter, is essential to the resistance. In this book, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are changing culture, society, and the landscape of feminism by building digital communities and using social media as powerful platforms. Complex conversations around race, class, and gender that...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Technology

Rhett & Link's book of mythicality

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Rhett & Link's Book Of Mythicality - 2017

by Rhett McLaughlin

Summary: If you're a curious person and eager to take your first step towards achieving Mythicality, this book will be even more rewarding than reading about it online. Rhett and Link will help you discover twenty ways to fill your life with curiosity, creativity, and tomfoolery. They also share embarrassing stories and photos, an important message from the year 2075, and a eulogy you can read at any funeral. You may find yourself laughing more, learning more, and not taking yourself too seriously.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Performing Arts/Music

The right side of history

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The Right Side Of History - 2019

by Ben Shapiro

Summary: An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Right Side of History

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The Right Side Of History - 2019

by Ben Shapiro

Summary: An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Rin Tin Tin

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Rin Tin Tin - 2012

by Susan Orlean

Summary: Allegedly found in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel in France during World War I, then brought to Los Angeles by Lee Duncan, the soldier who found and trained him, by 1927 Rin Tin Tin had become Hollywood's number one box-office star. Susan Orlean's book -- about the dog and the legend -- is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Pets

The rise and fall of the great powers

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The Rise And Fall Of The Great Powers - 1989

by Paul M Kennedy

Summary: About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.

Genres: Business, Investing & Careers • Economics • History & Culture • Nonfiction • World

Rising Out of Hatred

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Rising Out Of Hatred - 2018

by Eli Saslow

Summary: From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek turned nineteen, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show - already regarded as the "the leading light" of the burgeoning white nationalist...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Run the mile you're in

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Run The Mile You're In - 2019

by Ryan Hall

Summary: The author uses his running career to reflect on his faith in Christ and how he has used that faith to live a life of God-given purpose.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Sailing Down the Moonbeam

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Sailing Down The Moonbeam - 2008

by Mary Gottschalk

Summary: "With a destination loosely defined as the rest of the world, Mary, and her husband Tom, leave family, friends and successful careers in high finance to set out on a five-year sailing adventure. As the voyage takes her farther and farther from her traditional support systems, as her world becomes more and more defined by forces outside her control, Mary re-examines what it means to be a daughter, a friend, a professional, and a wife"--P. 4. of cover.

Genre: Iowa Authors

Save me the plums

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Save Me The Plums - 2019

by Ruth Reichl

Summary: When Conde´ Nast offered Ruth Reichl the top position at America's oldest epicurean magazine, she declined. She was a writer, not a manager, and had no inclination to be anyone's boss. Yet Reichl had been reading Gourmet since she was eight; it had inspired her career. How could she say no? This is the story of a former Berkeley hippie entering the corporate world and worrying about losing her soul. It is the story of the moment restaurants became an important part of popular culture, a time...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Say nothing

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Say Nothing - 2019

by Patrick Radden Keefe

Summary: A stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible. But in a climate of fear and...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • True Crime

The second mountain

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The Second Mountain - 2019

by David Brooks

Summary: Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? David Brooks explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Genres: Happiness • Nonfiction • Self Development

Self-regulation & mindfulness

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Self-regulation & Mindfulness - 2017

by Varleisha D Gibbs

Summary: This book provides a unique, evidence-based resource for helping children who have trouble self-regulating, staying focused, managing their senses and controlling their emotions, based on the latest research in neuroscience. Included are practical, kid-friendly activities, exercises, coloring pages and worksheets to teach therapists, parents, educators and children about their brain and body so they can build the needed skills to self-regulate.

Genres: Nonfiction • Philosophy & Psychology

The shadow war

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The Shadow War - 2019

by Jim Sciutto

Summary: Are we losing a war few of us realize we're fighting? Poisoned dissidents. Election interference. Armed invasions. International treaties thrown into chaos. Secret military buildups. Hackers and viruses. Weapons deployed in space. China and Russia (and Iran and North Korea) spark news stories here by carrying out bold acts of aggression and violating international laws and norms. Isn't this just bad actors acting badly? That kind of thinking is outdated and dangerous. Emboldened by their...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Shoot for the Moon

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Shoot For The Moon - 2019

by James Donovan

Summary: "This is the best book on Apollo that I have read. Extensively researched and meticulously accurate, it successfully traces not only the technical highlights of the program but also the contributions of the extraordinary people who made it possible." -Mike Collins, command module pilot, Apollo 11 When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon; s surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The Shooting of Rabbit Wells

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The Shooting Of Rabbit Wells - 2012

by William Loizeaux

Summary: What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter; s night in 1973, William “Rabbit" Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux, who went to high school with Rabbit, hasn; t been able to let go of a story that struck at the core of the place that he, along with Rabbit and...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • True Crime

Shortest Way Home

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Shortest Way Home - 2019

by Pete Buttigieg

Summary: A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Shout

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Shout - 2019

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Summary: Author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her ground-breaking novel "Speak" was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Literature & Fiction • Poetry • Young Adult Nonfiction

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

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Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman - 2016

by Lindy West

Summary: West presents essays dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice. She boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how she went from being silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced.

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

Simply keto

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Simply Keto - 2017

by Suzanne Ryan

Summary: A practical and easy-to-understand guide to the ketogenic diet with more than 100 low-carb, high fat recipes and advice from popular blogger Suzanne Ryan.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Special Diet

So here's the thing...

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So Here's The Thing... - 2019

by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Summary: This is a fun, frank book of reflections, essays, and interviews on topics important to young women, ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood, and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media. Alyssa Mastromonaco is back with a bold, no-nonsense, and no-holds-barred twenty-first-century girl's guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, moms, education, life on the internet, and pop culture. Whether discussing...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Self Development • Self-Esteem

Social Security, Medicare & government pensions

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Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions - 2019

by J L Matthews

Summary: The rules for claiming Social Security benefits have changed. Find out if you can still choose between your own benefits and spousal benefits. Learn this and more with this book -- completely updated for 2019. Figure out how to get retirement, disability, dependents and survivors benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Decide whether it's best to claim benefits early, at full retirement age, or not until you turn 70 -- and how to time your claims so you and your spouse get the best...  read more »

Genres: Law • Nonfiction

Solitude & Company

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Solitude & Company - 2019

by Silvana Paternostro

Summary: An oral history biography of the legendary Latin American writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, brimming with atmosphere and insight. Irrevent and hopeful, Solitude & Company recounts the life of a boy from the provinces who decided to become a writer. This is the story of how he did it, how little Gabito became Gabriel García Márquez, and of how Gabriel García Márquez survived his own self-creation. The book is divided into two parts....  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction

Somewhere towards the end

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Somewhere Towards The End - 2008

by Diana Athill

Summary: What is it like to be old? Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candor of her memoirs -- her commitment, in her words, "to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth." Now aged ninety, and freed from any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The source of self-regard

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The Source Of Self-regard - 2019

by Toni Morrison

Summary: Toni Morrison gives us a new nonfiction collection -- a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. This book is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner,...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Southern Lady Code

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Southern Lady Code - 2019

by Helen Ellis

Summary: A fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.

Genre: Nonfiction

Spearhead

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Spearhead - 2019

by Adam Makos

Summary: When Clarence Smoyer is assigned to the gunner's seat of his Sherman tank, his crewmates discover that the gentle giant from Pennsylvania has a hidden talent: He's a natural-born shooter. At first, Clarence and his fellow crews in the legendary 3rd Armored Division -- "Spearhead" -- thought their tanks were invincible. Then they met the German Panther, with a gun so murderous it could shoot through one Sherman and into the next. Soon a pattern emerged: The lead tank always gets hit. After...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Military & Wars • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction

Spying on the South

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Spying On The South - 2019

by Tony Horwitz

Summary: The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport -- rail, riverboats, in the saddle -- through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • Travel • United States

Storm Lake

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Storm Lake - 2018

by Art Cullen

Summary: From a 2017 Pulitzer-winning newspaperman, an unsentimental ode to America's heartland as seen in small-town Iowa -- a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and surprising diversity and hope. When The Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa twice-weekly, won a Pulitzer Prize for taking on big corporate agri-industry for poisoning the local rivers and lake, it was a coup on many counts: a strike for the well being of a rural community; a triumph for that endangered...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Strangers assume my girlfriend is my nurse

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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse - 2019

by Shane Burcaw

Summary: With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace. On the surface, these...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The stressed years of their lives

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The Stressed Years Of Their Lives - 2019

by B Janet Hibbs

Summary: From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what's normal mental health and behavior, what's not, and how to intervene before it's too late. All parenting is in preparation for letting go. However, the paradox of parenting is that the more we learn about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

The Sun Is a Compass

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The Sun Is A Compass - 2019

by Caroline Van Hemert

Summary: For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist; s human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nature • Nonfiction • Science & Technology

Switzerland

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Switzerland - 2019

by Caroline Bishop

Summary: Ski the Alps, explore the idyllic countryside, and take in the alpine scenery when you travel to Switzerland. See history, art, and more in this unique and vibrant country. From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Talking across the divide

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Talking Across The Divide - 2018

by Justin Lee

Summary: A guide to learning how to communicate with people who have diametrically opposed opinions from you, how to empathize with them, and possibly how to change their minds.

Genres: Communication & Social Skills • Nonfiction • Self Development

Tattoos on the heart

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Tattoos On The Heart - 2011

by Greg Boyle

Summary: Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Motivational • Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality • Self Development

Team of vipers

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Team Of Vipers - 2019

by Cliff Sims

Summary: After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President's inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

Team of Vipers

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Team Of Vipers - 2019

by Cliff Sims

Summary: After standing at Donald Trump's side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President's inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Theodore Roosevelt for the defense

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Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense - 2019

by Dan Abrams

Summary: Chronicles the epic 1915 libel case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing a last presidential run, turned on former allies to challenge corruption in the political party that made him.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

Things my son needs to know about the world

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Things My Son Needs To Know About The World - 2019

by Fredrik Backman

Summary: Collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

This blessed earth

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This Blessed Earth - 2018

by Ted Genoways

Summary: The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm -- and their entire way of life -- are under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Staff Picks • Susan B.

A thousand sisters

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A Thousand Sisters - 2019

by Elizabeth Wein

Summary: Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Young Adult Nonfiction

The threat

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The Threat - 2019

by Andrew McCabe

Summary: The former deputy director of the FBI recounts his career; discusses how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution; and offers details of the events leading up to his firing by Donald Trump.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • United States

The Threat

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The Threat - 2019

by Andrew G. Mccabe

Summary: The former deputy director of the FBI recounts his career; discusses how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution; and offers details of the events leading up to his firing by Donald Trump.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Tiny budget cooking

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Tiny Budget Cooking - 2017

by Limahl Asmall

Summary: Keen cook Limahl Asmall's aim is simple: to show you how to eat delicious, mouth-watering meals for very little money. Featuring 100 delicious recipes bursting with flavor and variety, this cookbook is organized into four weekly plans, each comprising a dedicated shopping list, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for every day of the week. Whether you're just starting out or a confident cook, Limahl makes cooking simpler than ever with creative ways to re-invent leftovers and a...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Quick & Easy

Tipsy Treats

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Tipsy Treats - 2015

by Autumn Skoczen

Summary: Everyone loves alcohol, and everyone loves desserts. And the combination is even more tasty! Autumn Skoczen developed the first-ever cupcake shot, one where the alcohol is added after the cupcake is baked so it doesn; t dissolve in baking. In Tipsy Treats she provided the basics of baking with alcohol, how to make alcoholic frosting and filling, common problems of baking and tips for troubleshooting, and great recipes for jello and pudding shots, and alcoholic marshmallows, popsicles, ice...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

To my daughter with love

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To My Daughter With Love - 2019

by Susan Polis Schutz

Summary: This edition includes the poems and advice of earlier editions, plus new poems inspired by her daughter growing up into a young woman and leaving home. Steven Schutz's illustrations envelop Susan's poetry in an artistic expression of his love for his daughter and her mother. The result is a loving celebration of the joy and pride that all parents feel for their unique, beautiful daughters.

Genres: Literature & Fiction • Nonfiction • Poetry

Topgun

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Topgun - 2019

by Dan Pedersen

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book." — Fox & Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military Science • Nonfiction

The Trial of Lizzie Borden

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The Trial Of Lizzie Borden - 2019

by Cara Robertson

Summary: The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology—the trial of Lizzie Borden—based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple; s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Nonfiction • True Crime

Truth bombs

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Truth Bombs - 2019

by Steve Deace

Summary: Why do conservatives always seem to lose, even when Republicans win? With considerable firsthand experience in politics and an engaging analytical perspective, Steve Deace provides the answer. Why does the Republican Party always seem to betray conservatives in the end? How come Leftists never worry some "squishy" moderate will win Democrat primaries, even though conservatives in the GOP are constantly fighting that battle? Why do GOP leaders typically fight the conservative base harder than...  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government

The Truths We Hold

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The Truths We Hold - 2019

by Kamala Harris

Summary: Senator Kamala Harris' commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents -- an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India -- met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Under pressure

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Under Pressure - 2019

by Lisa Damour

Summary: Though anxiety has risen among young people overall, studies confirm that it has skyrocketed in girls. Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014 while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. She explains the surprisingly underappreciated value of stress and anxiety -- that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Underground

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Underground - 2019

by Will Hunt

Summary: A panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities—an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Science & Technology • Trave

Undo it!

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Undo It! - 2019

by Dean Ornish

Summary: Outlines scientifically based recommendations for reversing heart disease and other chronic health problems through lifestyle changes designed to slow cellular aging.

Genres: Anger Management • Cooking, Food & Wine • Health & Fitness • Nonfiction • Self Development • Stress Management • Time Management

The uninhabitable earth

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The Uninhabitable Earth - 2019

by David Wallace-Wells

Summary: It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year" storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually. This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of...  read more »

Genres: Earth Sciences • Envrionment • Nature & Ecology • Nonfiction • Science

The Uninhabitable Earth

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The Uninhabitable Earth - 2019

by David Wallace-wells

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER " The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon."—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year" storms...  read more »

Genres: Nature • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Science & Technology

The unwinding of the miracle

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The Unwinding Of The Miracle - 2019

by Julie Yip-Williams

Summary: Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction

The Unwinding of the Miracle

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The Unwinding Of The Miracle - 2019

by Julie Yip-williams

Summary: Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • Nonfiction

Upheaval

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Upheaval - 2019

by Jared M Diamond

Summary: In his international bestsellers "Guns, Germs and Steel" and "Collapse," Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Politics & Government • World

Upstairs at the White House

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Upstairs At The White House - 2016

by J B West

Summary: Chief usher of the White House for three decades, J.B. West shares anecdotes and little-known historical accounts of his time with the First Ladies.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • History & Culture • Modern (16th-21st Centuries) • Nonfiction • United States

USS Iowa at war

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USS Iowa At War - 2007

by Kit Bonner

Summary: The striking of the USS Iowa (BB 61), the lead ship in the last and most capable of the classes of American battleships, from the Naval Vessel Register marks the end of an era for the U.S. Navy. WIth the departure of the Iowa from the Reserve Fleet anchored in Suisun Bay, near San Francisco, the Navy will no longer have any battleships on its rolls. This book traces the Iowa's long and storied career, from her conception in the 1930s as the first of the 45,000-ton class of U.S. battleships, to...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Military & Wars • Nonfiction

The vegan starter kit

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The Vegan Starter Kit - 2018

by Neal D Barnard

Summary: Leading medical authority Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, shows you how to put the power of a vegan diet to work with an easy, step-by-step approach.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction • Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegetables on Fire

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Vegetables On Fire - 2017

by Brooke Lewy

Summary: This is a grilling book dedicated to vegetables that eat like meat. The first of its kind, this cookbook features 60 recipes that star vegetables caramelized into succulence for satisfying, flavor-forward meals. Cauliflower "steaks," broccoli burgers, and beets that slow-smoke like a brisket are just three of the meaty but meatless meals to base a great cookout around. More than 30 stunning images showcase the beauty and variety of these recipes, each of which includes instructions for charcoal...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Vegetarian Grilling

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Vegetarian Grilling - 2014

by Karen Schulz

Summary: Every BBQ season it; s the same thing again and again. BBQ fans look forward to tasty steaks, burgers, or delicious fish hot from the grill. For vegetarians, however, grill season almost always means sticking to the sides like potatoes or salads. This beautifully photographed cookbook finally ends the scarcity of edible entrées for vegetarians at the picnic table. The book is broken down into accessible chapters to help make planning your next backyard party a breeze, such as: Pure...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Vienna

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Vienna - 2019

by Stephen Brook

Summary: The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this impressive imperial city. Explore the beautiful Scho¨nbrunn Palace and Gardens, watch the elegant horses at the Spanish Riding School, or marvel at Gustav Klimt masterpieces at the Belvedere. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Vienna with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Vietnam

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Vietnam - 2019

by Andrew D W Forbes

Summary: The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this compelling country. Explore the legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty at the Imperial City, take a boat trip to offshore islands, wander Ho Chi Minh City or take an excursion to the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. Everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Vietnam with this indispensable travel guide.

Genres: Asia • History & Culture • Nonfiction • Trave

The vitality diet

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The Vitality Diet - 2017

by Sarah Manski

Summary: Start healing your body with food. The anti-inflammatory vitality diet shows you the foods to eat to heal inflammation, gain health and lose the weight stemming from an inflamed body. The anti-inflammatory diet is not a fad; it has been used by thousands of people for the last 30 years, helping them obtain their ideal bodies and increase their overall sense of well-being. The vitality diet is the fastest way to health and perfect for everyone, because it is a guide that doesn't depend on...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

A walking life

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A Walking Life - 2019

by Antonia Malchik

Summary: An incisive, utterly engaging exploration of walking: how it is fundamental to our being human, how we've designed it out of our lives, and how it is essential that we re-embrace it.

Genres: History & Culture • Nonfiction • Psychology & Anthropology • Science

Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers - 2013

by Denise M. Jordan

Summary: Walter Dean Myers tells it like it is in his award-winning novels about urban teenagers with real problems. With humor and a keen ear for dialogue, Myers creates characters that speak directly to today; s teens. As a young reader, Myers could not find books about African-American boys like himself. Drawing upon his own struggles and experiences, he has filled that literary gap with fascinating novels filled with realistic stories that appeal to readers of all backgrounds and cultures.

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Young Adult Fiction

The Way of Nile C. Kinnick Jr.: Insights, Images, and Stories of Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy Winner

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The Way Of Nile C. Kinnick Jr.: Insights, Images, And Stories Of Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy Winner - 2018

by Mark D. Wilson

Summary: Some people deserve to be heroes. A combination of simplicity and courage, honor and compassion, coordination and generosity. 2018 marks the hundredth birthday of one of Iowa's most notable native sons. Inspirational in so many ways. This collection is a reminder that playing hard and thinking deep never go out of style. Author Mark Wilson wrote: "In our lifetimes, many of us have had or still have an individual we look up to; someone who inspires us, challenges us, helps us face adversities,...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Iowa Authors • Nonfiction • Sports & Recreation

We are displaced

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We Are Displaced - 2019

by Malala Yousafzai

Summary: Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide. Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement -- first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved. In this book, which is part memoir, part communal...  read more »

Genres: History & Culture • Young Adult Nonfiction

We are here to stay

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We Are Here To Stay - 2019

by Susan Kuklin photographer

Summary: Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows.

Genres: History & Culture • Young Adult Nonfiction

Weber; s New Real Grilling

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Weber; S New Real Grilling - 2015

by Jamie Purviance

Summary: Grilling out is an essential part of the American culture, and Weber; s name is synonymous with barbecue, bringing friends and families together to create moments that make lasting memories. Weber; s New Real Grilling celebrates the joy of being in the backyard and gathering around the grill. Complete with more than 200 simple, classic, and —most of all— drop-to-your-knees delicious recipes, this book explores the foods and flavors that are made for grilling: the very best recipes...  read more »

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Weelicious

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Weelicious - 2012

by Catherine McCord

Summary: McCord believes you should be preparing a single, scrumptious meal the entire family can sit down and enjoy together rather than having to act as "short order cook" for kids who each want something different. She offers dozens of recipes and tips for creating quick, easy, healthy, and fun food that moms, dads, and young children of any age will absolutely adore -- from the most persnickety infants to the pickiest grade-schoolers.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Weird parenting wins

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Weird Parenting Wins - 2019

by Hillary Frank

Summary: Unconventional -- yet effective -- parenting strategies, carefully curated by the creator of the popular podcast "The Longest Shortest Time." Some of the best parenting advice that Hillary Frank ever received did not come from parenting experts, but from friends and podcast listeners who acted on a whim, often in moments of desperation. These "weird parenting wins" were born of moments when the expert advice wasn't working, and instead of freaking out, these parents had a stroke of genius.

Genres: Nonfiction • Self Development

What if it's true?

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What If It's True? - 2019

by Charles Martin

Summary: Writing as our guide, Martin uses a storyteller's imagination to illuminate key moments from the Scriptures, primarily from the life and ministry of Jesus. In addition, Martin shares key moments from his own life journey as a disciple -- and bondservant -- of Christ and a mentor to others. The result is a striking exploration of truth that helps us not just think differently, but live differently. Today.

Genres: Nonfiction • Religion & Spirituality

Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

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Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? - 2019

by Patricia Marx

Summary: A gift collection of witty one-liners by the New Yorker writer and first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon celebrates the universal advice of her mother and is accompanied by full-color illustrations by a New Yorker staff cartoonist.

Genre: Nonfiction

A woman of no importance

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A Woman Of No Importance - 2019

by Sonia Purnell

Summary: The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World War. In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman -- rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg -- who talked her way into the spy organization dubbed Churchill's "ministry of ungentlemanly warfare," and, before the United States...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Nonfiction • Politics & Government

Women rowing north

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Women Rowing North - 2019

by Mary Bray Pipher

Summary: Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. In this book, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical...  read more »

Genres: Family & Relationships • Nonfiction • Self Development

Women; s Work

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Women; S Work - 2019

by Megan K. Stack

Summary: From National Book Award finalist Megan K. Stack, a stunning memoir of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothers When Megan Stack was living in Beijing, she left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have her first child and work from home writing a book. She quickly realized that caring for a baby and keeping up with the housework while her husband went to the office each day was consuming the time she needed to write. This...  read more »

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs • Family & Relationships • History & Culture • Nonfiction

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2017 - 2017

Summary: Larger hardcover format of this essential resource offers larger type sizes and more user-friendly access to thousands of facts.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

A Wrestling Life : The Inspiring Stories Of Dan Gable

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A Wrestling Life : The Inspiring Stories Of Dan Gable - 2015

by Dan Gable

Summary: What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In this book, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks - 2019

by Benedict Walker

Summary: This is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now!

Genres: Nonfiction • Trave

Yes, I'm hot in this

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Yes, I'm Hot In This - 2018

by Huda Fahmy

Summary: At some point in our lives, we've all felt a little out of place. Huda Fahmy has found it's a little more difficult to fade into the crowd when wearing a hijab. Huda navigates the sometimes-rocky waters of life from the unique perspective of an American-Muslim woman, breaking down misconceptions of her culture one comic at a time. From recounting the many questions she gets about her hijab every day (yes, she does have hair) and explaining how she runs in an abaya (just fine, thank you) to...  read more »

Genres: Rodney B. • Staff Picks

You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Com

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You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Com - 2016

by Corey Taylor

Summary: "Corey Taylor has had it. Had it with the vagaries of human behavior and life in this postmodern digital blanked-out waiting room that passes for a world. Reality TV, awful music, terrible drivers, megamalls, airports, family reunions, bad fashion choices, other people's monstrous children, and badly-behaved "adult" human beings are warping life in the twenty-first century into an often-unbearable endurance test of one's patience, fortitude, and faith. Funny, profane, blasphemous, and above all...  read more »

Genre: Iowa Authors

You, your child, and school

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You, Your Child, And School - 2018

by Ken Robinson

Summary: An essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live happy, productive lives. Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn't? Robinson offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support...  read more »

Genre: Nonfiction

Zaitoun

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Zaitoun - 2019

by Yasmin Khan

Summary: Oil from the olive -- which is known in Arabic as zaitoun -- flows in abundance in the kitchens of Palestine. Yasmin Khan's collection of recipes from this ancient region includes herb-filled salads, quick pickles, fragrant soups, tender meat dishes, and rich desserts; and surrounding them, a chorus of stories from those who live, love, and cook with Palestine in their hearts.

Genres: Cooking, Food & Wine • Nonfiction

Zucked

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Zucked - 2019

by Roger McNamee

Summary: If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder -- or been better for his fund's bottom line -- than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he no longer could....  read more »

Genres: Nonfiction • Politics & Government • Technology
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