Adult Non-fiction

These non-fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

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List

Building blocks of tabletop game design : an encyclopedia of mechanisms / Geoffrey Engelstein and Isaac Shalev.
"Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms compiles hundreds of different mechanisms, organized by category. Each has a description of how it works, discussion of its pros and cons, how it can be implemented, and examples of s…
The enneagram & you : understand your personality type and how it can transform your relationships / Gina Gomez.
"The enneagram is an effective personality classification system that describes the characteristics, behaviors, and core values of nine different personality types—enneatypes—each identified by a number. The Enneagram & You helps you identify your persona…
The fatburn fix : boost energy, end hunger, and lose weight by using body fat for fuel / Catherine Shanahan.
"A proven plan to optimize your health by reclaiming your natural ability to burn body fat for fuel. The ability to use body fat for energy is essential to health-but over decades of practice, renowned family physician Catherine Shanahan, M.D., observed t…
The earth in her hands : 75 extraordinary women working in the world of plants / Jennifer Jewell.
The Earth in Her Hands celebrates the important contributions women make to the wide world of plants--in the fields of horticulture, environmental science, botany, floral design, farming, landscape architecture, herbalism, food justice, and more.
Grow food for free : [the sustainable, zero-cost, low-effort way to a bountiful harvest] / Huw Richards.
"Huw's Grow Food for Free has the inspiration and practical advice you need to start, grow, nurture, and harvest your own fruit and vegetables organically and at zero cost, even if you're new to gardening." -- From publisher.
Entertaining with Mary Berry and Lucy Young : [favorite hors d'oeuvres, entrées, desserts, baked goods, and more] / Mary Berry and Lucy Young.
"Mary Berry makes cooking for gatherings easier, with more than 160 recipes that work well for celebrations of any size. Discover how Mary entertains her family and friends during the Christmas party season, and for a host of other occasions and celebrati…
Yes to life : in spite of everything / Viktor E. Frankl ; introduction by Daniel Goleman ; afterword by Franz Vesely ; translated from the German by Joelle Young.
"Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the impo…
Healthy eats : 101+ delicious recipes and tips for a healthy family / Six Sisters' Stuff.
"Popular blogger Six Sisters' Stuff have gathered more than 100 of their most-requested healthy recipes that are not only quick-and-easy to make but also delicious"--Provided by publisher.
The sword and the shield : the revolutionary lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. / Peniel E. Joseph.
"The Sword and the Shield is a dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King that transforms our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. Peniel E. Joseph reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite marked…
I want you to know we're still here : a post-Holocaust memoir / Esther Safran Foer.
"Esther Safran Foer grew up in a family where history was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust was always felt but never discussed. So when Esther's mother c…
Always home : a daughter's recipes & stories / Fanny Singer ; foreword by Alice Waters ; photographs by Brigitte Lacombe.
"A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of culinary legend Alice Waters: a story of food, family, and figuring out who you are"--Provided by publisher.
Grace canceled : how outrage is destroying lives, ending debate, and endangering democracy / Dana Loesch.
Dana Loesch has been the target of as much outrage as anyone. And as she forthrightly acknowledges here, she has dished it out as well. As passionately attached to faith and freedom as ever, she warns that our addiction to outrage has debased our politics…
Young heroes of the Soviet Union : a memoir and a reckoning / Alex Halberstadt.
Can trauma be inherited? It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge a legacy of family trauma, and to end a century-old cycle of estrangement. His search takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birt…
Mending life : a handbook for repairing clothes and hearts / Nina and Sonya Montenegro.
Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a small act of rebellion in a world where many…
Making faces / Kevyn Aucoin.
"America's preeminent makeup artist shares his secrets, explaining not only the basics of makeup application and technique but also how to use the fundamentals to create a wide range of different looks. 200 color photos & sketches."--Publisher's descripti…
Wild bread : flour + water + air : sourdough reinvented / MaryJane Butters, owner of the 1890 historic Barron Flour Mill.
Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work. In Wild Bread, the author (owner of the 1890 historic Barron Flour Mill in Oakesdale, Washington) presents a quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique, and demonstrates the use of eight different types o…
Self made : inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker / A'Lelia Bundles.
"The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Sarah Breedlove—who would become known as Madam C. J. Walker—was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.…
Our house is on fire : scenes of a family and a planet in crisis / Greta Thunberg, Svante Thunberg, Malena Ernman and Beata Ernman.
"When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents Malena and Svante, and her little sister Beata, were facing a crisis in their own home. Greta had stopped eating and speaking, and her mother and father had reconfigured their lives to care for…
House of Glass : the story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family / Hadley Freeman.
"Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara had lived in France, just as Hitler started to gain power in Europe, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Until long after her grandmother's death, she found a shoebox tucked in a closet. In it was: …
American rebels : how the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy families fanned the flames of revolution / Nina Sankovitch.
"Before they were central figures in American history, John Hancock, John Adams, Josiah Quincy Junior, Abigail Smith Adams, and Dorothy Quincy Hancock had forged intimate connections during their childhood in Braintree, Massachusetts. Raised as loyal Brit…
The upside of being down / Jen Gotch ; with Rachel Bertsche.
"An entertaining, humorous, and inspirational memoir-think #GirlBoss meets Furiously Happy-about harnessing your creativity and embracing your flaws to reach your goals. With humor and heart, ban.do founder Jen Gotch shares the empowering story of her unl…
The other Madisons : the lost history of a president's Black family / Bettye Kearse.
"A descendant of a slave named Coreen, and-according to oral tradition-her owner, President James Madison, finally shares her family's story."--Provided by publisher.
More myself : a journey / Alicia Keys ; with Michelle Burford.
"An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression. As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirrin…
The system : who rigged it, how we fix it / Robert B. Reich.
"Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. After years of stagnant wages, volatile job markets, and an unwillingness to deal with profound threats such as climate change, there is a mounting sense that the system is …
Recollections of my nonexistence / Rebecca Solnit.
"In this memoir, celebrated author, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit relates how she found her voice as a writer and as a feminist during the 1980s in San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and the exclusion of women from c…
The 4 season solution : the groundbreaking new plan for feeling better, living well, and powering down our always-on lives / Dallas Hartwig.
"New York Times bestselling coauthor of the runaway bestsellers The Whole30 and It Starts With Food presents a paradigm-shifting plan that shows you how to boost energy, improve health, and feel happier by living more in tune with the seasons"--Provided b…
Dinner in French : my recipes by way of France / Melissa Clark.
"Just as Julia Child brought French cooking to twentieth-century America, so now Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the twenty-first century. She first fell in love with France and French food as a child; her parents spent their August vacations tra…
Untamed / Glennon Doyle.
"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overw…
Do nothing : how to break away from overworking, overdoing, and underliving / Celeste Headlee.
"We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? Despite our constant search for new ways to optimize our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming…
Barry Sonnenfeld, call your mother : memoirs of a neurotic filmmaker / Barry Sonnenfeld.
"Film and television director and notable raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld's outrageous and hilarious memoir, tracing his idiosyncratic upbringing in Washington Heights, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected care…
Attainable sustainable : the lost art of self-reliant living / Kris Bordessa.
"Based on the blog of the same name, Attainable Sustainable shows readers how to live a simpler, more self-reliant life. It includes instructions not only for growing and cooking food but also for creating artisanal items for the home as well as navigatin…
At the center of all beauty : solitude and the creative life / Fenton Johnson.
"A meditation on solitude as a font of creativity and spirituality. Known for his lyrical prose and clear insight, Fenton Johnson explores what it means to be not "single"--meaningless outside of coupledom--but "solitary," able to be alone, inclined to mi…
Open kitchen : inspired food for casual gatherings / Susan Spungen.
"Simple, stylish recipes for fearless entertaining from the renowned food stylist, New York Times contributor, and founding food editor of Martha Stewart Living"--Provided by publisher.
Rocco's keto comfort food diet : eat the foods you miss and still lose up to a pound a day / Rocco DiSpirito.
"Rocco DiSpirito has made a career out of transforming people’s lives without sacrificing taste. Now, Rocco tackles the ketogenic diet with the most effective and delicious version of the diet to date. Using a four-tier program that can deliver up to a po…
Don't overthink it : make easier decisions, stop second-guessing, and bring more joy to your life / Anne Bogel.
"Popular blogger offers readers strategies to avoid negative thought patterns, streamline decisions they're often prone to overthink, and proactively bring more peace, joy, and love into their lives"--Provided by publisher.
Had I known : collected essays / Barbara Ehrenreich.
"A self-proclaimed 'myth buster by trade,' Barbara Ehrenreich has covered an extensive range of topics as a journalist and political activist, and is unafraid to dive into intellectual waters that others deem too murky. Now, Had I Known gathers the articl…
Some assembly required : decoding four billion years of life, from ancient fossils to DNA / Neil Shubin.
"Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that walk on two legs, talk, and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to f…
Nobody will tell you this but me : a true (as told to me) story / Bess Kalb.
"Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force–irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at nin…
Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory / Claudio Saunt.
"In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washing…