Adult Non-fiction

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Republic of detours : how the New Deal paid broke writers to rediscover America / Scott Borchert.
"The plan was as idealistic as it was audacious—and utterly unprecedented. Take thousands of hard-up writers and put them to work charting a country on the brink of social and economic collapse, with the aim of producing a series of guidebooks to the then…
The queer bible : essays / edited by Jack Guinness.
"In 2016, model and queer activist Jack Guinness decided that the LGBTQ+ community desperately needed to be reminded of its long and glorious history of stardom—and he was spurred to action. The following year, QueerBible.com was born, an online community…
Transitions : our stories of being trans
"A visionary, moving and one-of-a-kind anthology of writing on what it means to be trans today and every day. From the daily bite of anxiety as you go to leave the house, to the freedom found swimming in the wild, through to moments of queer rage and joy …
Becoming Trader Joe : how I did business my way and still beat the big guys / Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe's ; with Patty Civalleri.
"Build an iconic shopping experience that your customers love—and a work environment that your employees love being a part of—using this blueprint from Trader Joe’s visionary founder, Joe Coulombe. Infuse your organization with a distinct personality and …
Yoke : my yoga of self-acceptance / Jessamyn Stanley ; interior illustrations by Joelle Avelino.
"In Sanskrit, yoga means to 'yoke.' To yoke mind and body, movement and breath, light and dark, the good and the bad. This larger idea of “yoke” is what Jessamyn Stanley calls the yoga of the everyday—a yoga that is not just about perfecting your downward…
Nightmare scenario : inside the Trump Administration's response to the pandemic that changed history / Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.
"Since the day Donald Trump was elected, his critics warned that an unexpected crisis would test the former reality-television host—and they predicted that the president would prove unable to meet the moment. In 2020, that crisis came to pass, with the ou…
I ain't studdin' ya : my American blues story / Bobby Rush ; with Herb Powell.
"I Ain't Studdin' Ya is the behind-the scenes story of beloved blues entertainer Bobby Rush's extraordinary rise to fame. Born Emmett Ellis Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he acquired his first real guitar, adopted the stage name 'Bobby Rush,' and started playin…
Universal human : creating authentic power and the new consciousness / Gary Zukav.
"More than thirty years ago, The Seat of the Soul issued a life-changing call to align our personalities with our souls. This alignment allows each of us to experience authentic power, which is created when we apply awareness of our emotions and use our f…
Projections : a story of human emotions / by Karl Deisseroth.
"Karl Deisseroth has spent his life pursuing truths about the human mind, both as a renowned clinical psychiatrist and as a researcher creating and developing the revolutionary field of optogenetics, which uses light to help decipher the brain’s workings.…
Geniuses at war : Bletchley Park, Colossus, and the dawn of the digital age / by David A. Price.
"The dramatic, untold story of the brilliant team whose feats of innovation and engineering created the world’s first digital electronic computer—decrypting the Nazis’ toughest code, helping bring an end to WWII, and ushering in the information age. Plann…
Teatime at Grosvenor Square : an unofficial cookbook for fans of Bridgerton : 75 sinfully delectable recipes / Dahlia Clearwater.
"You are cordially invited to dine with society’s finest! From the magnificent macaron towers to the heavenly fruit-topped trifles, the food of Bridgerton steals the show. Teatime at Grosvenor Square brings you 75 tempting recipes inspired by those candy-…
She memes well / Quinta Brunson.
"Quinta Brunson is a master at breaking the internet. Before having any traditional background in media, her humorous videos were the first to go viral on Instagram’s platform. From there, Brunson’s wryly observant POV helped cement her status in the come…
Miseducated : a memoir / Brandon P. Fleming.
"Brandon P. Fleming grew up in an abusive home and was shuffled through school, his passing grades a nod to his skill on the basketball court, not his presence in the classroom. He turned to the streets and drug deals by fourteen, saved only by the dream …
Live your life : my story of loving and losing Nick Cordero / Amanda Kloots with Anna Kloots.
"In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia. Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nick—a young father and oth…
What white people can do next : from allyship to coalition / Emma Dabiri.
"What White People Can Do Next teaches each of us how to be agents of change in the fight against racism and the establishment of a more just and equitable world. In this affecting and inspiring collection of essays, Emma Dabiri draws on both academic dis…
Thanks for waiting : the joy (& weirdness) of being a late bloomer / Doree Shafrir.
"Doree Shafrir was one of Gawker's early hires and one of the first editors at BuzzFeed; at both sites, she authored countless viral articles. Just before she turned forty, she published her first novel, and one year later, she quit her journalism career …
Brainscapes : the warped, wondrous maps written in your brain--and how they guide you / Rebecca Schwarzlose.
"Your brain is a collection of maps: detailed representations, scrawled across your brain’s surfaces, of the sights, sounds, and actions that hold the key to your survival. Although scientists began discovering these maps over a century ago, we are only n…
The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear / Kate Moore.
"1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and ou…
Clarity in crisis : leadership lessons from the CIA / Marc Polymeropoulos.
"Meet your next crisis head on and come through it stronger than ever by using the hard-earned strategies and core principles from Marc Polymeropoulos, a highly decorated, 26-year operations officer with the CIA. Marc Polymeropoulos has had to live with t…
Never pay the first bill : and other ways to fight the health care system and win / Marshall Allen.
"health care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible. At least, this is what the health care power players want you to think. Never Pay th…
The Appalachian Trail : a biography / Philip D'Anieri.
"The Appalachian Trail is America’s most beloved trek, with millions of hikers setting foot on it every year. Yet few are aware of the fascinating backstory of the dreamers and builders who helped bring it to life over the past century. The conception and…
Kin : a memoir / Shawna Kay Rodenberg.
"When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live in the Body, an off-the-grid End …
All-American cakes, pies, cookies & treats : 60 simple & traditional sweets / Roy Fares ; photography Wolfgang Kleinschmidt ; translated by Christian Gullette.
"All the beloved bakery classics you crave, from carrot cake and fudge brownies, to raspberry blondies and peanut butter cookies, and of course Magnolia Bakery's famous banana cake! World-class pastry chef Roy Fares has traveled to many countries througho…
Cultish : the language of fanaticism / Amanda Montell.
"What makes 'cults' so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying exp…
The plant-based athlete : the game-changing approach to peak performance / Robert Cheeke and Matt Frazier with Rachel Holtzman.
"The Plant-Based Athlete by Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke reveals the incontrovertible proof that the human body doesn't need meat, eggs, or dairy to be strong. Instead, research shows that a consciously calibrated plant-based diet offers athletes the gr…
This beautiful truth : how God's goodness breaks into our darkness / Sarah Clarkson.
"In the wonder of creation, in art or film, story or song, in the kindness of his people and the good they create, God breaks into our pain in a tangible way, teaching us to trust his love and to hope for his healing. Beauty is a voice singing into our su…
Fierce self-compassion : how women can harness kindness to speak up, claim their power, and thrive / Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
"Although kindness and self-acceptance allow us to be with ourselves as we are, in all our glorious imperfection, the desire to alleviate suffering at the heart of this mindset isn't always gentle, sometimes it's fierce. We must also act courageously in o…
DASH diet meal prep for beginners : make-ahead recipes to lower your blood pressure & lose weight / Dana Angelo White ; photographer and food stylist, Lovoni Walker.
"Your doctor says your blood pressure is a little high. They suggest the usual remedies: more exercise and a better diet. But you need specifics. Where do you turn? You turn to the table of contents in DASH Diet Meal Prep for Beginners. With the Dietary A…
A room of her own : inside the homes and lives of creative women / Robyn Lea.
"Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms, and the unique living spaces they have designed and inhabit in this lavishly produced volume. Creative practitioners, philosophers, and rebels, the women chronicled in this volume refuse to …
The plague year : America in the time of Covid / Lawrence Wright.
"From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama o…
How to survive America / D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe.
"White people love survival guides. But have you noticed they’re always about ridiculous activities in locations far from home, with chapters like 'How to Survive an Avalanche' or 'How to Live on Bugs in the Jungle.' Huh?! You know who really needs a surv…
Home made : a story of grief, groceries, showing up--and what we make when we make dinner / Liz Hauck.
"Liz Hauck and her dad had a plan to start a weekly cooking program in a residential home for teenage boys in state care, which was run by the human services agency he co-directed. When her father died before they had a chance to get the project started, …
England's magnificent gardens : how a billion-dollar industry transformed a nation, from Charles II to today / Roderick Floud.
"An altogether different kind of book on English gardens—the first of its kind—a look at the history of England’s magnificent gardens as a history of Britain itself, from the seventeenth-century gardens of Charles II to those of Prince Charles today....Fl…
Diary of a young naturalist / Dara McAnulty.
"From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of a year in Northern Ireland. Beginning in spring - when 'the sparrows dig the moss from the gutte…
When the stars begin to fall : overcoming racism and renewing the promise of America / Theodore R. Johnson.
"'Racism is an existential threat to America,' Theodore R. Johnson declares at the start of his profound and exhilarating book, a refutation of the American Promise enshrined in our Constitution-that all men and women are inherently equal. And yet racism …
How the word is passed : a reckoning with the history of slavery across America / Clint Smith.
"Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central i…
The heartbeat of trees : embracing our ancient bond with forests and nature / Peter Wohlleben ; translated by Jane Billinghurst.
"In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of cell phone addiction, climate change, and urban life, many of us fear we’ve lost o…
Things I learned from falling / Claire Nelson
"In 2018, writer Claire Nelson made international headlines when she fell over 25 feet after wandering off the trail in a deserted corner of Joshua Tree. The fall shattered her pelvis, rendering her completely immobile. There Claire lay for the next four …
Downeast : five Maine girls and the unseen story of rural America / Gigi Georges.
Nestled in Maine’s far northeast corner, Washington County sits an hour’s drive from the heart of famed and bustling Acadia National Park. Yet it’s a world away. For Willow, Vivian, Mckenna, Audrey, and Josie—five teenage girls caught between tradition an…
The man I knew : the amazing story of George H.W. Bush's post-presidency / Jean Becker.
"A heartfelt portrait of President George H.W. Bush—and his post-presidential life—by a confidante who knew him well. As chief of staff, Jean Becker had a ringside seat to the never-boring story of George Herbert Walker Bush's life post-presidency, inclu…
My remarkable journey : a memoir / Katherine Johnson ; with Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore and with Lisa Frazier Page.
"In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom—the nation’s highest civilian honor—for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA’s first flight…
Written in bone : hidden stories in what we leave behind / Sue Black.
A forensic anthropologist and human anatomist recounts her life stories to explain how a person's life history is revealed through their bones.
Hola papi! : how to come out in a Walmart parking lot and other life lessons / John Paul Brammer.
The popular LGBTQ columnist and writer presents a memoir though a series of essays that chronicle his life growing up as queer, mixed race kid and offers advice for young people facing the same journey.
Life on the line : young doctors come of age in a pandemic / Emma Goldberg.
"In March 2020, soon-to-graduate medical students in New York City were nervously awaiting 'match day' when they would learn where they would begin their residencies. Only a week later, these young physicians learned that they would be sent to the front l…
The great dissenter : the story of John Marshall Harlan, America's judicial hero / Peter S. Canellos.
"Dissent. No one wielded this power more aggressively than John Marshall Harlan, a young Union veteran from Kentucky who served on the US Supreme Court from the end of the Civil War through the Gilded Age. In the long test of time, this lone dissenter was…
Home sweet road : finding love, making music, and building a life one city at a time / Johnnyswim.
"The hugely popular singer/songwriter duo Johnnyswim share their story like never before, showing readers how to find home wherever they are in this visually stunning literary debut"--Provided by publisher.
We are what we eat : a slow food manifesto / Alice Waters ; with Bob Carrau and Cristina Mueller.
"When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming …
In the Heights : finding home / Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter.
"In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and …
Sinatra and me : in the wee small hours / Tony Oppedisano with Mary Jane Ross.
"More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality h…
More bad days in history : the delightfully dismal day-to-day saga of ignominy, idiocy, and incompetence continues / Michael Farquhar ; illustrations by Giulia Ghigini.
"From the decadent palaces of ancient Rome to the modern Halls of Congress, this illuminating (sometimes disturbing) narrative features an almost endless array of misbehavior, amusing mishaps, and breathtaking misfortune over the ages and across the histo…
Seeing beautiful again : 50 devotions to find redemption in every part of your story / Lysa TerKeurst.
"In the middle of the pain you didn't cause, the change you didn't want, the reality you didn't know was coming . . . your life can still be beautiful. We all have stories full of sorrow and celebration because of situations we've faced. But with God, the…
Supercharge Power BI : Power BI is better when you learn to write DAX / by Matt Allington.
"Data analysis expressions (DAX) is the formula language of Power BI. Learning the DAX language is key to empower Power BI users so they can take advantage of these new Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities. This volume clearly explains the concepts of …
The blue wonder : why the sea glows, fish sing, and other astonishing insights from the ocean / Frauke Bagusche ; foreword by Jill Heinerth ; translated by Jamie McIntosh.
"Astonishing events occur beneath the sea: a mysterious glow beckons at night, the smallest organisms play the largest role, and fish, who seem so taciturn, converse with each other - loudly. But we only know a fraction of the sea, despite its size and in…
The gut-immune connection : how understanding the connection between food and immunity can help us regain our health / Emeran Mayer, MD ; with Nell Casey.
"In his acclaimed book, The Mind-Gut Connection, physician, UCLA professor, and researcher Dr. Emeran Mayer offered groundbreaking evidence of the critical role of the microbiome in neurological and cognitive health, proving once and for all the power and…
The dive : the untold story of the world's deepest submarine rescue / Stephen McGinty.
"They were out of their depth, out of breath and out of time. Two men, trapped in a crippled submarine. Outside was pitch darkness and the icy chill of the ocean’s depths—and the crushing weight of 1,700 feet of water. On the surface a flotilla of ships a…
The secret life of the Savoy / Olivia Williams.
"The captivating story of the famed Savoy Hotel's founders, told through three generations--and one hundred years--of glamour and high society"--Provided by publisher.
It's not about the gun : lessons from my global career as a female FBI agent / Kathy Stearman.
''After spending more than twenty-six years as a Special Agent with the FBI, Kathy Stearman recounts the global experiences that shaped her life--and the mixed feelings that she now holds about the sacrifices she had to make to survive in a man's world"--…
The secret world of weather : how to read signs in every cloud, breeze, hill, street, plant, animal, and dewdrop / Tristan Gooley ; illustrations by Neil Gower.
"A guide to uncovering the mysteries of weather using close observation-decoding the ever-shifting alchemy of heat, water, and air to understand how it shapes our cities, woods, and hills"--Provided by publisher.
After the fall : being American in the world we've made / Ben Rhodes.
"In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they had worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outward. Over the next three years, he …
How to grow your own food : an illustrated beginner's guide to container gardening / Angela S. Judd.
"You don't need a huge farm, backyard, or even a garden to grow your own healthy, organic, GMO- and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. In How to Grow Your Own Food, you'll find a comprehensive guide to container gardening for your balcony, porch, patio…
Body talk : how to embrace your body and start living your best life / Katie Sturino ; illustrations by Monica Garwood ; writer: Amelia Diamond.
"Can you imagine how much free time you’d have if you didn’t spend so much of it body shaming yourself? Body acceptance advocate, entrepreneur, and founder of Megababe beauty, Katie Sturino knows all too well what it’s like to shit talk yourself. She spen…
Debt : the first 5,000 years / David Graeber ;  [with a preface by Thomas Piketty]
"Before there was money, there was debt. Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems - to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this versio…
Christian minimalism : simple steps for abundant living / Becca Ehrlich.
"Logically, we all know our purpose in life is not wrapped up in accumulating possessions, wealth, power, and prestige―Jesus is very clear about that―but society tells us otherwise. Christian Minimalism attempts to cut through our assumptions and society’…
The menopause manifesto : own your health with facts and feminism / Dr. Jen Gunter.
"The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transitio…
All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a black family keepsake  / Tiya Miles.
"In 1850s South Carolina, an enslaved woman named Rose faced a crisis, the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag with a few precious items as a token of love and to try to ensure Ashley’s survival. Soon after, the…
Shape : the hidden geometry of information, biology, strategy, democracy, and everything else / Jordan Ellenberg.
"How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions pred…
Life unstyled : how to embrace imperfection and create a home you love / Emily Henson ; photography by Debi Treloar.
Offers advice on how to create a stylish home that is beautiful, but lived in with the space evolving to express changing tastes and interests, complemented by photographs of homes that reflect their owners' needs, tastes, and style.
This country : my life in politics and history / Chris Matthews.
The former host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" offers a panoramic portrait of post-World War II American politics through the story of his extraordinary life and career.
Reiki : the art of healing through universal energy / Carmen Fernandez.
Unlock the power of Reiki with this beautiful and informative guide, with step-by-step photographs.
Faith on first : thoughts on God, nature and sacrifice bunts / Charles Honey.
"Now in his 20th year of writing religion columns for The Grand Rapids Press, Charles Honey has collected four score of them in his first book....The compilation features short reflections on personal spirituality, inspiring music, the mysteries of faith …
The joy of bird feeding : the essential guide to attracting and feeding out backyard birds / Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited.
"The Joy of Bird Feeding offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see, and how to deter those unwanted guests to feeding stations. Each chapter focuses on an important aspec…
Pipeline / by Dominique Morisseau.
"Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they'll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must con…
How to love animals : in a human-shaped world / Henry Mance.
"A personal journey into our evolving relationships with animals, and a thought-provoking look at how those bonds are being challenged and reformed across disciplines. We love animals, but does that make the animals' lives any happier? With factory farms,…
Forgetting : the benefits of not remembering / Scott A. Small.
"A renowned neurologist explains why our routine forgetting-of names, dates, even house keys-is not a brain failure but actually, when combined with memory, one of the mind's most beneficial functions. Who wouldn't want a better memory? Dr. Scott Small ha…
The power of strangers : the benefits of connecting in a suspicious world / Joe Keohane.
"In The Power of Strangers, journalist Joe Keohane takes us through an inquiry into our shared history, one that offers surprising and compelling insights into our own social and political moment. But if strangers seem to some to be the problem, history, …
Trejo : my life of crime, redemption, and Hollywood / Danny Trejo with Donal Logue.
"On screen, Danny Trejo the actor is a baddie who has been killed at least a hundred times. He’s been shot, stabbed, hanged, chopped up, squished by an elevator, and once, was even melted into a bloody goo. Off screen, he’s a hero beloved by recovery comm…
Saved by a song : the art and healing power of songwriting / Mary Gauthier.
"Mary Gauthier was twelve years old when she was given her Aunt Jenny’s old guitar and taught herself to play with a Mel Bay basic guitar workbook. Music offered her a window to a world where others felt the way she did. Songs became lifelines to her, and…
Stories to tell : a memoir / by Richard Marx.
"Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career"--Provided by publisher.
Hatchet man : how Bill Barr broke the prosecutor's code and corrupted the Justice Department / Elie Honig.
"CNN legal analyst Elie Honig analyzes how Attorney General William Barr has demolished norms and destroyed faith in the Department of Justice, turning one of the most apolitical and respected American institutions into a private law firm supporting and p…
Praying with Jane Eyre : reflections on reading as a sacred practice / Vanessa Zoltan.
"Our favorite books keep us company, give us hope, and help us find meaning in a chaotic world. In this fresh and relatable work, atheist chaplain Vanessa Zoltan blends memoir and personal growth as she grapples with the notions of family legacy and ident…
The comfort book / Matt Haig.
"The Comfort Book is a collection of little parcels of hope. Gathering notes, proverbs, and stories, it gifts us with new ways of seeing ourselves, the world, and ourselves in the world. Matt Haig's blend of philosophy and self-reflective memoir builds on…
Home waters : a chronicle of family and a river / John N. Maclean ; wood engravings by Wesley W. Bates.
"John N. Maclean's remarkable memoir of his family's century-long love affair with Montana's majestic Blackfoot River, the setting for his father's classic novella, A River Runs through It. Maclean returns annually to the simple family cabin that his gran…
Forget the Alamo : the rise and fall of an American myth / Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford.
"Every nation needs its creation myth, and since Texas was a nation before it was a state, it's no surprise that its myths bite deep. There's no piece of history more important to Texans than the Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and a band of rebel…
House of sticks : a memoir / Ly Tran.
"A powerful memoir by 25-year-old Ly Tran about her immigrant experience and her recent family history in the aftermath of the war that spans from Vietnam to Brooklyn, and ultimately to the Ivy League"--Provided by publisher.
From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West / John Sedgwick.
The history of the greatest railroad war of all time, fought by the railway men behind the Santa Fe and Rio Grande railways as they raced to lay claim to the most profitable territory and silver mines.
The ugly cry : a memoir / Danielle Henderson.
"'If you fight that motherf**ker and you don’t win, you’re going to come home and fight me.' Not the advice you’d normally expect from your grandmother—but Danielle Henderson would be the first to tell you her childhood was anything but conventional. Aban…
Dear Senthuran : a Black spirit memoir / Akwaeke Emezi.
In three critically acclaimed novels, Akwaeke Emezi has introduced readers to a landscape marked by familial tensions, Igbo belief systems, and a boundless search for what it means to be free. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the bestselling author of T…
Kennedy's avenger : assassination, conspiracy, and the forgotten trial of Jack Ruby / Dan Abrams and David Fisher.
Examines the story behind the bizarre trial of Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner who murdered Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, live on national television.
Confronting injustice without compromising truth : 12 questions Christians should ask about social justice / Thaddeus J Williams ...
"In Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams transcends our religious and political tribalism and challenges readers to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice. Drawing from a diverse rang…
The comfort crisis : embrace discomfort to reclaim your wild, happy, healthy self / Michael Easter.
"In many ways, we're more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? In this gripping investigation…
In dog we trust : a celebration of those who never let us down / Mary Zaia.
"There is no friendship quite as special as the one you have with your dog. In Dog We Trust is a photographic tribute to the companions who wag their tails and fetch their way into our hearts. As you take a walk along these pages, you'll find heartwarming…
Maverick : a biography of Thomas Sowell / Jason L. Riley.
"Thomas Sowell is one of the great social theorists of our age. In a career spanning more than a half century, few scholars have matched his range and accessibility. He has written more than thirty books, covering topics from economic history and social i…
Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia / Thomas Hager.
"During the roaring twenties, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, two of the most revered and influential men in America, proposed to transform one of the country's poorest regions into a shining metropolitan paradise. It would be a new kind of city, with giant…
War on the border : Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American invasion / Jeff Guinn.
"The war began in 1916 with Mexican rebel Pancho Villa's bloody raid on a U.S. border town, the latest incident in simmering tensions between the two countries. In response, the U.S. launched what is called the Punitive Expedition - a military invasion of…
The plant-based baby & toddler : your complete feeding guide for 6 months to 3 years with more than 50 recipes / Whitney English, MS, RDN, & Alexandra Caspero, MA, RDN.
"The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler is your go-to resource, offering easy-to-digest nutritional facts and guidelines from dietitians and moms, Whitney and Alex. In their years of evidence-based practice, they know that plant-based diets are associated with …
Bamboozled by Jesus : how God tricked me into the life of my dreams / Yvonne Orji.
Actress and comedian, Yvonne Orji, reflects on the life lessons that led her to a successful career and a strong devotion to her faith."Yvonne Orji has never shied away from being unapologetically herself, and that includes being outspoken about her faith…
Growing flowers : everything you need to know about planting, tending, harvesting and arranging beautiful blooms / Niki Irving, Flourish Flower Farm.
"Revel in flowering plants. This beautifully photographed book features simple, and engaging know-how enabling you to grow, harvest, and arrange a cutting garden of flowers. An instructional guide to gardening for beginners or if you’re looking to hone yo…
Radical longevity : the powerful plan to sharpen your brain, strengthen your body, and reverse the symptoms of aging / Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS.
"Welcome to a Radical new view of aging – one that defies conventional wisdom and redefines the aging process with resilience, vitality and grace. You’ll discover the most advanced program that staves off the effects of aging, which includes how to releas…
Press reset : ruin and recovery in the video game industry / Jason Schreier.
"Jason Schreier's groundbreaking reporting has earned him a place among the preeminent investigative journalists covering the world of video games. In his eagerly anticipated, deeply researched new book, Schreier trains his investigative eye on the volati…
The healing garden : herbs for health and wellness : a guide to gardening, gathering, drying, and preparing teas, tinctures, and remedies / Deb Soule, founder of Aven Bontanicals ; photographs by Molly Haley.
"For those who aspire to wellness of spirit, body, and the natural environment, The Healing Garden is an inspiring guide to herb gardening and crafting herbal remedies. Deb Soule, founder of Avena Botanicals, combines her passion for healing with her exte…
Love-centered parenting : the no-fail guide to launching your kids / Crystal Paine.
"It looked like Crystal Paine had it all together--a happy family, a successful business, a vibrant faith, and national bestselling books as the Money Saving Mom®. But in one day, her world turned upside down. She learned that her child was suffering from…
Freedom / By Sebastian Junger.
"Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this int…
Eartha & Kitt : a daughter's love story in black and white / Kitt Shapiro and Patricia Weiss Levy.
"In this unique combination of memoir and cultural history, we come to know one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen—Eartha Kitt—as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter. Eartha, who was a mix of Black, Cherokee, and white, is vi…
Somebody's daughter : a memoir / Ashley C. Ford.
"Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She …
Poldark's Cornwall / Gill Knappett.
"For those longing to know where their favorite scenes in 'Poldark' were filmed, Pitkin's latest addition to the Film Locations series goes behind the scenes of the hugely popular TV series and follows in the footsteps of Ross and Demelza along windswept …
Americanon : an unexpected U.S. history in thirteen bestselling books / Jess McHugh.
"Surprising and delightfully engrossing, Americanon explores the true history of thirteen of the nation’s most popular books. Overlooked for centuries, our simple dictionaries, spellers, almanacs, and how-to manuals are the unexamined touchstones for Amer…
The confidence men : how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history / Margalit Fox.
"Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To sta…
The ride of her life : the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America / Elizabeth Letts.
"The incredible true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion. In 1954, Annie Wil…
Unraveled : the life and death of a garment / Maxine Bédat.
"A groundbreaking chronicle of the birth--and death--of a pair of jeans, that exposes the fractures in our global supply chains, and our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet. Take a look at your favorite pair of jeans. Maybe you bought t…
Islands of abandonment : nature rebounding in the post-human landscape / Cal Flyn.
"As if Annie Dillard walked into The world without us: a beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence. Some of the only truly feral cattle in the world wander a long-abandoned island off the northernmost tip of S…
Evolution gone wrong : the curious reasons why our bodies work (or don't) / Alex Bezzerides ; with illustrations by Peter Davidson.
For fans of Bill Bryson and Mary Roach, this entertaining exploration of human evolution reveals where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies.
Languages of truth : essays 2003-2020 / Salman Rushdie.
"Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating deep truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspirin…
Period. End of sentence. : a new chapter in the fight for menstrual justice / Anita Diamant ; foreword by Melissa Berton, founder of The Pad Project.
"Including interviews from people on the frontlines--parents, teachers, medical professionals, and social-justice warriors--Period. End of Sentence. illuminates the many ways that menstrual injustice can limit opportunities, erode self-esteem, and even th…
Second nature : scenes from a world remade / Nathaniel Rich.
"We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of e…
Homeschool hacks : how to give your kid a great education without losing your job (or your mind) / Linsey Knerl.
"As kids across the country start the school year on Zoom—and possibly finish it there, too—more and more parents are wondering if homeschooling is the answer. But many fear they won’t be able to juggle it on top of their own jobs and obligations. Luckily…
Ageless : the new science of getting older without getting old / Andrew Steele.
"In Ageless, computational biologist and gifted science writer Andrew Steele reveals an exciting effort among scientists to develop treatments for aging - a mission that could offer an astonishing extension of our lifespan and a vastly improved quality of…
The water defenders : how ordinary people saved a country from corporate greed / Robin Broad and John Cavanagh.
"At a time when countless communities are resisting powerful corporations—from Flint, Michigan, to the Standing Rock Reservation, to Didipio in the Philippines, to the Gualcarque River in Honduras—The Water Defenders tells the inspirational story of a com…
Gouache in 4 easy steps : a beginner's guide to creating beautiful paintings in no time / Anna Koliadych.
"Anna Koliadych, founder of the blog DearAnnArt and author of 15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces, has built a community around making painting fun and approachable for beginners. This book continues in that tradition by helping you develop a solid foundati…
Grow bag gardening : the revolutionary way to grow bountiful vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers in lightweight, eco-friendly fabric pots / Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening.
This easy-to-follow guide to growing fruits, vegetables and herbs from seeds to harvest in exco-friendly, reusable fabric planting bags introduces a great way to grow that's cost effective, simple and beneficial to plants.
Mindfulness / Lani Muelrath and Domyo Sater Burk.
"Mindfulness means being consciously present and aware, in the specific moment and in your life in general. With regular practice, you can learn to be more conscious of and attentive to your body, feelings, and patterns of thought. Doing so will lead to g…