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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Mending and alterations made simple : a complete guide to clothes repair / Anna De Leo ; [English translation: Mariotti Translations].
This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains in an easy to understand and simple language the most usual clothing repairs, like shortening …
Keep what you love : a visual decluttering guide / Irene Smit & Astrid van der Hulst ; illustrated by Lottie Dirks.
This is a charming and yet quite practical impulse book on how to sort through the too-much-stuff of life. The premise is so simple: the artist Lotte Dirks has illustrated hundreds of common items - oven mitts, incomplete board games, a pair of skis, nove…
When the world feels like a scary place : essential conversations for anxious parents & worried kids / Abigail Gewirtz.
"In a lifesaving guide for parents, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz shows how to use the most basic tool at your disposal––conversation––to give children real help in dealing with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by problems in the world, from …
Fodor's inside Portland / writers, Andrew Collins, Jon Shadel ; illustrator Jennifer Reynolds.
"With its fascinating history, incomparable culinary landscape, and blossoming art scene, Portland has become one of the most sought-after destinations for the hip, curious traveler. Fodor's brand-new guidebook, Inside Portland, touches on the top tourist…
Beyond [awkward] side hugs : living as Christian brothers and sisters in a sex-crazed world / Bronwyn Lea.
"It doesn't have to be this weird. When it comes to relationships between men and women, we have more questions than answers: How do we keep relationships with the opposite sex healthy--and still hug each other after small group? Is it possible for marrie…
The Ox : the authorized biography of The Who's John Entwistle / Paul Rees.
"The definitive, no-holds-barred biography of John Entwistle, The Who's legendary bass guitarist. It is an unequivocal fact that in terms of rock bands, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who represent Year Zero; the beginning of all things, ground-b…
What you need to know about voting and why / Kim Wehle.
Presents information about different aspects of the voting process, including registration, mail-in ballots, primary elections, the Electoral College, and the importance of voting in the general election.
How to destroy America in three easy steps / Ben Shapiro.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro returns with this book uncovering the Left's assault on history, language, and culture"--Provided by publisher.
To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq / Robert Draper.
"Even now, after more than fifteen years, it is hard to see the invasion of Iraq through the cool, considered gaze of history. For too many people, the damage is still too palpable, and still unfolding. Most of the major players in that decision are still…
Miracle country : a memoir / Kendra Atleework.
"Miracle Country captures one family's spirit and losses in a harsh landscape that has been shaped and exploited over hundreds of years, and chronicles the author's journey as she realizes that there's nowhere else in the country, no matter how green and …
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time / Ben Ehrenreich.
"As inhabitants of the Anthropocene, what might some of our own histories tell us about how to confront apocalypse? And how might the geologies and ecologies of desert spaces inform how we see and act toward time–the pasts we have erased and paved over, t…
Of bears and ballots : an Alaskan adventure in small-town politics / Heather Lende.
"Following the 2016 presidential election, writer Heather Lende, inspired to take a more active role in politics, runs for assembly member in Haines, Alaska-and wins. But tiny Haines-a place accessible from the nearest city, Juneau, only by boat or plane-…
The poetry of strangers : what I learned traveling America with a typewriter / Brian Sonia-Wallace.
"Before he became an award-winning writer and poet, Brian Sonia-Wallace set up a typewriter on the street with a sign that said "Poetry Store" and discovered something surprising: all over America, people want poems"--Provided by publisher.
Woodworking : the complete step-by-step manual.
"Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence using this step-by-step guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, …
Drive : 9 lessons to win in business and in life / Kelley Earnhardt Miller with Beth Clark.
An inspirational, practical guide to success in business and life learned through the opportunities and challenges of growing up as the daughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. and becoming one of the most influential women in professional sports. A …
Hit hard : one family's journey of letting go of what was--and learning to live well with what is / Pat & Tammy McLeod with Cynthia Ruchti.
"Life hit Pat and Tammy McLeod hard when their son Zach collapsed on a high school football field; he had sustained a severe brain injury. Facing the devastating possibility that things would never be the same for their beloved son, they committed to stay…
Love fed : purely decadent, simply raw, plant-based desserts / Christina Ross.
"Love Fed takes the plant-based, no-cook method of preparing desserts to new heights. Inspired by French pastries and conventional classics, Christina gives you her easy recipes for everything from Pistachio Saffron Rosewater Ice Cream and Chocolate Hazel…
Rage / Bob Woodward.
In dramatic detail, Woodward takes readers into the Oval Office as Trump’s head pops up when he is told in January 2020 that the pandemic could reach the scale of the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed 675,000 Americans. In 17 on-the-record interviews with Woo…
Me and sister Bobbie : true tales of the family band / Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson ; with David Ritz.
"Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a dusty small town in east Texas. Their close relationship--which persists today--is the longest-…
Plant tribe : living happily ever after with plants / Igor Josifovic & Judith de Graaff; photography by Jules Villbrandt.
Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaf "delve into the many ways that nurturing plants helps nurture the soul. This new book by the authors of the bestselling Urban Jungle addresses the life-changing magic of living with and caring for plants. Aimed at a wide…
Mass murder in California's empty quarter : a tale of tribal treachery at the Cedarville Rancheria / Ray A. March.
"Mass Murder in California’s Empty Quarter exposes a story of mass murder, a community’s racism, and tribal treachery in a small Paiute tribe. On February 20, 2014, an unseasonably warm winter day for the little agriculture town of Alturas, California, Ch…
Lives of houses / edited by Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee
"What can a house tell us about the person who lives there? Do we shape the buildings we live in, or are we formed by the places we call home? And why are we especially fascinated by the houses of the famous and often long-dead? In Lives of Houses, a grou…
Wild remedies: how to forage healing foods and craft your own herbal medicine  / Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han.
"That's not a weed - it's a healing meal! Learn how to use wild plants for food and medicine in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists. Millions of people are interested in natural and holistic health, yet many are missing out on the key ingred…
Keys to Bonhoeffer's haus : exploring the world and wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Laura M. Fabrycky.
"In Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus, Laura M. Fabrycky, an American guide of the Bonhoeffer-Haus in Berlin, takes readers on a tour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's home, city, and world. She shares the keys she has discovered there--the many sources of Bonhoeffer's id…
Ralph Nader and family cookbook : classic recipes from Lebanon and beyond.
"Nader's parents owned and operated a restaurant called the Highland Arms in Connecticut, where they served classic American food by day, but they mostly ate Lebanese food at home, and here Nader shares many of his mother's traditional Lebanese recipes fo…
Digging up armageddon : the search for the lost city of Solomon / Eric H. Cline.
"In 1925, James Henry Breasted, famed Egyptologist and director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, sent a team of archaeologists to the Holy Land to excavate the ancient site of Megiddo—Armageddon in the New Testament—which the Bible …
Khazana : a treasure trove of Indo-Persian recipes inspired by the Mughals / Saliha Ahmed.
Saliha, who won over the MasterChef judges with her fusion of Indo-Persian food, has written a book that will delight. Drawing on the rich culinary heritage of the region and her own travels in modern-day India and Pakistan, the recipes are bang up-to-dat…
Slide:ology : the art and science of creating great presentations / Nancy Duarte.
Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.
Right at home : how to buy, decorate, organize, and maintain your space / Michelle Higgins and Ronda Kaysen.
"Whether you are shopping for a first home, renting a new apartment or are searching for smart and affordable ways to redecorate or reorganize, Right at Home is the book for you. Kaysen and Higgins have spent more than two decades interviewing experts an…
What's Gaby cooking -- eat what you want : 125 recipes for real life / Gaby Dalkin ; photography by Matt Armendariz.
In her follow-up to her breakout success What’s Gaby Cooking, Gaby Dalkin reveals the secret to a happy life: balance. Eat What You Want reflects how Gaby eats in real life, and for her, balancing moderation and indulgence is everything. No deprivation, no…
Adventures in opting out : a field guide to leading an intentional life / Cait Flanders.
"We all follow our own path in life. At least, that’s what we’re told. In reality, many of us either do what is expected of us, or follow the invisible but well-worn paths that lead to what is culturally acceptable. For some, those paths are fine—even gre…
The spymasters : how the CIA directors shape history and the future / Chris Whipple.
"Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that come with running the world’s most powerful and influential intelligence service. With unprecedented, deep access to nearly all these individuals plus several o…
Just us : an American conversation / Clauda Rankine.
"At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences…
Meditations / Marcus Aurelius ; translated with notes by Martin Hammond ; with an introduction by Diskin Clay.
"Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor strugg…
How to create an eco garden : a practical guide to sustainable and greener gardening / John Walker ; photography by Colin Leftley.
"Eco gardening can lessen our overconsumption of natural resources, reduce waste, cut energy use, and make a positive contribution to reducing our carbon footprint. Each page of this planet-friendly book is bursting with ideas for creating your own eco ga…
Who gets in and why : a year inside college admissions / Jeffrey Selingo.
A higher-education journalist draws on insider access to explain the nuts and bolts of college admissions today, outlining the unexpected agendas that reflect which and why prospective students receive admission into better schools.
JFK : coming of age in the American century, 1917-1956 / Fredrik Logevall.
"By the time of his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood at the helm of the greatest power the world had ever seen, a booming American nation he had steered through some of the most perilous diplomatic standoffs of the Cold War era. Born in 1917 t…
Murder thy neighbor / James Patterson.
"Murder Thy Neighbor: Ann Hoover is a nice woman but she’s come to hate her neighbor. Roy Kirk moved in next door with plans to renovate. But as the weeks go by, his DIY construction turns to shambles. When Ann takes him to court, Kirk’s retaliation will …
Dewey defeats Truman : the 1948 election and the battle for America's soul / A.J. Baime.
"From the New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental President comes the thrilling story of the 1948 presidential election, one of the greatest election stories of all time, as Truman mounted a history-making comeback and staked a claim for a ne…
Christmas with Southern Living 2020: inspired ideas for holiday cooking and decorating.
"Christmas with Southern Living 2020 brings a festive new lineup of creative ways to decorate, entertain, and make gifts for the holidays. Inspired menus and decor ideas, along with more than 100 brand-new recipes crafted by the professionals of the South…
Good blood : a doctor, a donor, and the incredible breakthrough that saved millions of babies / Julian Guthrie.
"In Good Blood, bestselling writer Julian Guthrie tells the gripping tale of the race to cure a horrible blood disease known as Rh disease that stalked families and caused a mother’s immune system to attack her own unborn child. The story is anchored by t…
A glorious liberty : Frederick Douglass and the fight for an antislavery constitution / Damon Root.
"A review of Douglass's ideas about free labor and constitutional liberty in order to understand the origins and meanings of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, each of which grew out of the anti-slavery movement that Douglass did so muc…
Proof of corruption : bribery, impeachment, and pandemic in the age of Trump / Seth Abramson.
"Seth Abramson takes readers on a deep dive into the Ukraine scandal, revealing it to be more sinister, complex, and transnational than previously thought. Abramson’s research on Trump administration corruption positions the Ukraine scandal as the foresee…
Welcome home : a cozy minimalist guide to decorating and hosting all year round / Myquillyn Smith.
"Decorating for each season doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive. Your home can be festive, stylish, and cozy with minimal effort and a limited budget....No matter what the world says, embracing the seasons does not require bins of factory-made dé…
More than a woman / Caitlin Moran.
"A decade ago, Caitlin Moran burst onto the scene with her instant bestseller, How to Be a Woman, a hilarious and resonant take on feminism, the patriarchy, and all things womanhood. Moran’s seminal book followed her from her terrible 13th birthday throug…
Cassandra speaks : when women are the storytellers, the human story changes / Elizabeth Lesser.
"What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had been the storyteller…
You are never alone : trust the miracle of God's presence and power / Max Lucado.
Offers a guide to finding biblical inspiration, strength, and comfort in the face of life's more daunting challenges.
Confessions of a bookseller / Shaun Bythell.
"In 2018, Shaun Bythell's The Diary of a Bookseller (soon to be a major U.K. TV series) introduced readers to the joys and frustrations of his life as the owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland. Now, Confessions of a Bookselle…
Traditional meals for the frugal family : delicious, nourishing recipes for less / Shannon Stonger.
"In this practical cookbook, Shannon Stonger, author of Traditionally Fermented Foods and co-author of The Doable Off-Grid Homestead, invites you into her bustling homestead kitchen. She shares how she feeds her family of eight with delicious, nutritious …
Our malady / Timothy Snyder.
"From the author of On Tyranny comes an urgent diagnosis of an American malady: our heartless system of commercial medicine and our politics of pain. On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, h…
The black romantic revolution : abolitionist poets at the end of slavery / Matt Sandler.
"During the pitched battle over slavery in the United States, Black writers-enslaved and free-allied themselves with the cause of abolition and used their art to advocate for emancipation and to envision the end of slavery as a world-historical moment of …
Dwayne Johnson The Rock : through the lens : his life, his movies, his world / photographs by Hiram Garcia.
"Dynamic, funny, and inspiring photos of global entertainment icon, entrepreneur, and trailblazer, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, featuring twenty years' worth of candids, family moments, and snapshots from film and television sets, many never-before-seen. Hi…
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix / Philip Norman.
"Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, the best-selling author of Shout! delivers a compelling new biography of the legendary guitarist. Celebrated as the most innovative guitarist ever to play, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is renown…
Born to fly : a memoir / Sara Evans.
"Award-winning, platinum-selling country music star Sara Evans is no stranger to disappointment and heartache. But in this inspirational book, she opens up, sharing intimate and revealing stories and lessons learned from her life, encouraging readers to h…
Vanguard : how black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all / Martha S. Jones.
"According to conventional wisdom, American women's campaign for the vote began with the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The movement was led by storied figures such as Elizabeth Cady St…
If then : how the Simulmatics Corporation invented the future / Jill Lepore.
"A brilliant, revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the data-mad, algorithmic twenty-first century, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller, These Truths. The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, mined data, targeted voters,…
A knock at midnight : a story of hope, justice, and freedom / Brittany K. Barnett.
"Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever--that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America's devastating w…
Rockaway : surfing headlong into a new life / Diane Cardwell.
"The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach"--Provided by publisher.
Heart breath mind : train your heart to conquer stress and achieve success / Leah Lagos.
"A scientifically proven program to alter the body's physical baseline response to stress--working specifically with heart rate-to fine-tune reflexes and perform at maximum potential"--Provided by publisher.
Eat a peach : a memoir / David Chang with Gabe Ulla.
"The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir"--Provided by publisher.
On all fronts : the education of a journalist / Clarissa Ward.
"The recipient of multiple Peabody and Murrow awards, Clarissa Ward is a world-renowned conflict reporter. In this strange age of crisis where there really is no front line, she has moved from one hot zone to the next. With multiple assignments in Syria, …
Carry : a memoir of survival on stolen land / Toni Jensen.
"A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author's encounters with gun violence--for readers of Jesmyn Ward and Terese Marie Mailhot. Toni Jensen grew up in the Midwest around guns:…
The hype machine : how social media disrupts our elections, our economy, and our health--and how we must adapt / Sinan Aral.
"Social media connected the world--and gave rise to fake news and increasing polarization. Now a leading researcher at MIT draws on 20 years of research to show how these trends threaten our political, economic, and emotional health in this eye-opening ex…
Family in six tones : a refugee mother, an American daughter / Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao.
"A mother-daughter memoir exploring loss, love, and healing, told in two alternating voices, from the critically acclaimed novelist and her teenage daughter"--Provided by publisher.
The last million : Europe's displaced persons from World War to Cold War / David Nasaw.
Documents the experiences and fates of the one million concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers and political prisoners left in Germany after World War II who spent years as displaced refugees in unsupported, segregated, and poorly converted bui…
The great secret : the classified World War II disaster that launched the war on cancer / Jennet Conant.
"The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, its cover-up, and how one army doctor's discovery led to the development of chemotherapy. On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventee…
Speaking for myself : faith, freedom, and the fight of our lives inside the Trump White House / Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"A candid, riveting account of the Trump White House, on the front lines and behind the scenes. Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders ad…
Creativity : a short and cheerful guide / John Cleese.
The Monty Python comic master shares lighthearted advice on how anyone can learn the skill of creativity, drawing on personal experience to explain how to get into the right frame of mind, develop worthwhile ideas, and overcome blocks.
The writer's library : the authors you love on the books that changed their lives / Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager, editors.
"Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--…
Think like a feminist : the philosophy behind the revolution / Carol Hay.
"An audacious and accessible guide to feminist philosophy-its origins, its key ideas, and its newest directions. Think Like a Feminist is an irreverent yet rigorous primer that unpacks two hundred years of feminist ideas. Professor Carol Hay takes the lon…
Everything beautiful in its time : seasons of love and loss / Jenna Bush Hager.
The Today co-host, best-selling co-author of Sisters First and former first daughter and granddaughter shares heartwarming, whimsical stories about beloved grandparents George and Barbara Bush while offering insights into how their wisdom has shaped her l…
Always young and restless : my life on and off America's #1 daytime drama / Melody Thomas Scott with Dana L. Davis ; [foreword by Camille Paglia].
The renowned actress behind the character Nikki Newman of The Young and the Restless tells all in this scintillating memoir, divulging the insider details of her dramatic life and sixty-year career.
Petal + stem : 40 modern floral quilt blocks to mix-and-match / Amy Friend.
"Quilters can finally create their ideal landscape with no watering required! Use Amy Friend's 40 adaptable flower, stem, and leaf blocks (plus a snail and a butterfly!) to piece together a garden scene in any number of combinations: from tropical greener…
Tomboyland : essays / Melissa Faliveno.
"A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home."--Publisher's description.
We have been harmonized : life in China's surveillance state / Kai Strittmatter.
In China's shiny new 'Smart Cities', citizens can scarcely cross the road or buy an orange without the Party knowing, and posting a satirical online comment about President Xi's Winnie-the-Pooh-like features can land you in jail. A generation after the ta…
Ultimate guide to basements, attics & garages step-by-step projects for adding space without adding on / editor Anthony Regolino.
"Found space...that’s what this book is all about. Learn how to maximize the usable but unfinished areas in your house as new living space for your growing family. No need for an expensive addition or going through the trouble of moving to a larger house.…
The coming plague : newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance / Laurie Garrett.
An exploration of the battle against microbes, based on research in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology, and medicine, examines the current outbreak of infectious diseases and outlines what can be done to prevent the coming plague.
Hikaru Noguchi's darning : repair make mend / Hikaru Noguchi ; [translation, Camille White].
"Climate change is making us rethink how we use resources and not subscribing to fast-fashion and re-using and mending our clothes has become a mark of pride. This is visible mending, more akin to embroidery and embellishment that will make your favourite…
Caste : the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson.
"In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has b…
The mind of a conservative woman : seeking the best for family and country / Marsha Blackburn.
Reject our society's liberal bias against conservative women and learn how traditional principles will secure a better future for us all with this inspiring guide from a political powerhouse. The Mind of a Conservative Woman challenges women to improve t…
Kingdom of frost : how the cryosphere shapes life on Earth / Bjørn Vassnes ; translated by Lucy Moffatt.
"'The Kingdom of Frost,' or what scientists call the cryosphere, refers to all of Earth's frozen waters. Glaciers, ice caps, and fields of Arctic snow—the cryosphere is vital to our survival. It supplies us with water and helps cool cities from Bangladesh…
Inspired imperfection : how the Bible's problems enhance its divine authority / Gregory A. Boyd.
"In Inspired Imperfection, Gregory A. Boyd adds another counterintuitive and provocative thesis to his corpus. While conservative scholars and pastors have struggled for years to show that the Bible is without errors, Boyd considers this a fool's errand. …
Paradise on the Hudson : the creation, loss, and revival of a great American garden / Caroline Seebohm.
"On a single day in 1939, more than 30,000 people visited the Untermyer Garden--at the time, one of the world's grandest landscapes. Thirty years later, most of the site had been sold or abandoned. Who was the eccentric visionary behind the estate's origi…
Cooking for one : scaled recipes, no-waste solutions, and time-saving tips / America's Test Kitchen.
"Full PDF of book provided for reference"--Provided by publisher.
Twilight of the gods : war in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 / Ian W. Toll.
"The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, "one of the great storytellers of war" (Evan Thomas). Twilight of the Gods is a riveting account of the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when…
The book of Rosy : a mother's story of separation at the border / Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo.
"From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and the …
The museum of whales you will never see : and other excursions to Iceland's most unusual museums / A. Kendra Greene.
"The author offers a portrait of Iceland through this series of essays about its most unusual museums. She shows the reader how a seemingly random assortment of objects can map a people's past and future, their fears and obsessions, their dreams and visio…
The little gardener : helping children connect with the natural world / Julie A. Cerny ; illustrations by Ysemay Dercon.
The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to help children explore the natural world through gardening. Part how-to, part teaching tool, and part inspiration, The Little Gardener is …
Sew a bag : a beginner's guide to hand sewing / Amy Karol.
Offering easy-to-learn instructions and techniques that will have you sewing your first bag in no timeSewing is a time-honored tradition that's functional and purposeful, and is the foundation for almost all clothing and accessories as we know them today.…
Strange rites : new religions for a godless world / Tara Isabella Burton.
"In Strange Rites, Tara Isabella Burton takes a tour through contemporary American religiosity. As traditional churches continue to sink into obsolescence, people are looking elsewhere for the intensity and unity that religion once provided. We're carryin…
Liar's circus : a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies / Carl Hoffman.
"Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail meets a work of daring and immersive contemporary anthropology: Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside President Trump's rallies, seeking to und…
What can I do? : my path from climate despair to action / Jane Fonda.
"In the fall of 2019, frustrated with the obvious inaction of politicians and inspired by Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, and student climate strikers, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, DC to lead weekly climate change demonstrations on Capitol Hill. On Octobe…
Food52 your do-anything kitchen : the trusty guide to a smarter, tidier, happier space / editors of Food52 ; photography by James Ransom ; illustrations by Nicole Belcher.
Provides ideas for setting up, organizing and enjoying a perfect kitchen from what essential tools and ingredients to always have on hand, to organizing storage container clutter and maximizing drawer and counter space.
Superman's not coming : our national water crisis and what we the people can do about it / Erin Brockovich with Suzanne Boothby.
"Water. The single most necessary element to sustain life. Brockovich warns that America's water crisis isn't looming on the horizon--it's already here. Superman Isn't Coming makes clear that the most precious resource on planet Earth is alarmingly pollut…
The book of unconformities : speculations on lost time / Hugh Raffles.
"Drawing on history, anthropology, accounts of exploration, and observation, Hugh Raffles undertakes a journey to places north--to investigate the uncertain survival and unsettling presence of ancient stones and the alluring glimpse that these stones open…
No rules rules : Netflix and the culture of reinvention / Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer.
"Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There's never before been a company like Netflix. Not only because it has led a revolution …
Mad and Bad : real heroines of the Regency / Bea Koch.
"A feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight iconoclastic women of the Regency period who succeeded on their own terms and have largely been lost to history"--Provided by publisher.
Welcome to Buttermilk Kitchen / Suzanne Vizethann ; photographs by Angie Mosier.
"Redefine the culinary boundaries of breakfast. Designed for the home cook using traditional cooking techniques and farm-fresh ingredients, Welcome to Buttermilk Kitchen includes all-time regional favorites, as well as with pantry and refrigerator staples…
Empires of the sky : zeppelins, airplanes, and two men's epic duel to rule the world / Alexander Rose.
"Of all people who might have solved the problem of human flight, few would have suspected Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a fusty, old-school member of the Wurrtemburg nobility, recently ousted from the German military and convinced that a flying machine w…
The buy nothing, get everything plan : discover the joy of spending less, sharing more, and living generously / Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller, founders of the Buy Nothing Project.
"In the spirit of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and The Joy of Less, experience the benefits of buying less and sharing more with this accessible 7-step guide to decluttering, saving money, and creating community from the creators of the Buy No…
Why fish don't exist : a story of loss, love, and the hidden order of life / Lulu Miller ; illustrations by Kate Samworth.
Nineteenth-century scientist David Starr Jordan built one of the most important fish specimen collections ever seen, until the 1906 San Francisco earthquake shattered his life's work.
How the South won the Civil War : oligarchy, democracy, and the continuing fight for the soul of America / Heather Cox Richardson.
"While in the short term--militarily--the North won the Civil War, in the long term--ideologically--victory went to the South. The continual expansion of the Western frontier allowed a Southern oligarchic ideology to find a new home and take root. Even wi…
Healthy Keto : 75+ plant-based, low-carb, high-fat recipes / foreword by Rachel Lustgarten, MS, RN, CDN.
"Healthy Keto: Prevention Healing Kitchen shows you how to go keto the healthy way, with delicious high-fat, low-carb, plant-centric recipes to help you burn fat, lose weight, and boost your energy—without ever feeling hungry or deprived. With this sensi…
In search of meadowlarks : birds, farms, and food in harmony with the land / John M. Marzluff.
An ornithologist's personal look at farming practices that finds practical solutions for sustainable food production compatible with bird and wildlife conservation.
To make room for the sea : poems / Adam Clay.
"To Make Room for the Sea is a collection of reflective poems about personal and environmental loss, and hope for the future"--Provided by publisher.
Women, work, & the art of savoir faire : business sense & sensibility / Mireille Guiliano.
"When Mireille Guiliano became a senior executive and spokesperson for Veuve Clicquot, she took the Champagne to the top of the luxury market, using her distinctive French woman's philosophy and style. Now she uses those same talents and savoir faire to h…
One mighty and irresistible tide : the epic struggle over American immigration, 1924-1965 / Jia Lynn Yang.
"A sweeping history of the legislative battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for the immigration debates roiling America today. The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is today so pervasive, and seems so foundationa…
Troop 6000 : the Girl Scout troop that began in a shelter and inspired the world / Nikita Stewart.
"Giselle Burgess, a young mother of five, and her children, along with others in the shelter, become the catalyst for Troop 6000. Having worked for the Girl Scouts earlier on, Giselle knew that these girls, including her own daughters, needed something th…
24 : life stories and lessons from the Say Hey Kid / Willie Mays and John Shea ; foreword by Bob Costas.
"The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. "It's because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for Pre…
Foolproof fish : modern recipes for everyone, everywhere / America's Test Kitchen.
"Dive into fish & shellfish cookery with confidence. With 198 approachable recipes that accommodate multiple varieties of fish, you'll find plenty of ways to cook up a flavorful meal no matter what you bring home from the market or monger. Master key se…
The money tree : a story about finding the fortune in your own backyard / Chris Guillebeau.
"Jake Aarons is in trouble. He’s being evicted from his apartment in less than 30 days, the bill for his $50,000 in overdue student loans is almost due, and the digital marketing agency he works at just implemented a new military-style grading system that…
Weird : the power of being an outsider in an insider world / Olga Khazan.
"Most of us have at some point in our lives felt like an outsider, sometimes considering ourselves 'too weird' to fit in. Growing up as a Russian immigrant in West Texas, Olga Khazan always felt there was something different about her. This feeling has pe…
How innovation works : and why it flourishes in freedom / Matt Ridley.
Describes the history of innovation and how it differs from invention through lively stories about steam engines, jet engines, search engines, airships, coffee, potatoes, vaping, antibiotics, and mosquito nets.
The madwoman and the Roomba : my year of domestic mayhem / Sandra Tsing Loh.
"A Fran Lebowitz-esque comic exploration of a year in the life of "imaginatively twisted and fearless" (Los Angeles Times) bestselling writer. In a half-changed America, "liberated" women have had to wear fifteen different hats to make everyday life work-…
8 ways to avoid probate / Mary Randolph, J.D..
Suggests methods for avoiding probate court, including setting up payable-on-death bank accounts, naming a beneficiary for retirement accounts, registering stocks in transfer-on-death forms, and creating a living trust.
2030 : how today's biggest trends will collide and reshape the future of everything / Mauro F. Guillén.
"Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any furth…
Azadi : freedom, fascism, fiction / Arundhati Roy.
"The chant of 'Azadi!'—Urdu for 'Freedom!'—is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu National…
The everyday Ayurveda guide to self-care : rhythms, routines, and home remedies for natural healing / Kate O'Donnell ; photographs by Cara Brostrom.
"Discover the best way to care for yourself—day by day and season by season. Embrace the ancient principles of Ayurveda to become a more integrated, whole, and healthy version of yourself. This detailed guide walks you through the steps of foundational A…
The three Cs that made America great : Christianity, capitalism and the constitution / Mike Huckabee, Steve Feazel.
"Forces on the Left seeks to fundamentally change our nation by disregarding the principles upon which it was founded. Members of the media and liberal politicians seek to damage our economic, political, and educational systems for their gain. [This book]…
The story I am : mad about the writing life / Roger Rosenblatt.
"Roger Rosenblatt is indeed "mad about the writing life." The Story I Am, a collection of new and beloved pieces drawn from his vast body of work, celebrates the art, the craft, and the soul of writing. Rosenblatt has written enthusiastically and successf…
Fast carbs, slow carbs : the simple truth about food, weight, and disease / David A. Kessler, MD.
"The American body is plagued by obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. In Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs, the follow up to his bestselling book The End of Overeating, Dr. David A. Kessler explains how we can reduce heart disease, keep weight off, and reduce chron…
The planter of modern life : Louis Bromfield and the seeds of a food revolution / Stephen Heyman.
"How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement. In interwar France, Louis Bromfield was equally famous as a writer and as a gardener. He pruned dahlias with Edith Wharton, weeded Gertrude Stein's veget…
Living your best life / according to Nala Cat.
"A charming guide on how to live your best life by Instagram's most popular cat"--Provided by publisher.
The Dubrow keto fusion diet : the ultimate plan for interval eating and sustainable fat burning / Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow, M.D., F.A.C.S..
"The authors of the extremely popular The Dubrow Diet return with a new diet book that draws on the best parts of keto and interval eating to provide the simple secrets to weight loss success backed up by science, their proven results, and 12:8:4 eating s…
Places I've taken my body : essays / Molly McCully Brown.
"In seventeen intimate essays, Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body—in her case one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy. These essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, from the …
The country nurse remembers : true stories of a troubled childhood, war, and becoming a nurse / Mary J. MacLeod.
"Mary MacLeod's mother died in childbirth when Mary was five, an event that marked for the child a "before time"-a lost joyful time-and after. She was shunted from one relative to another while her father coped with his grief. He married again only nine m…
Theodore Roosevelt, naturalist in the arena / edited by Char Miller and Clay S. Jenkinson.
"Theodore Roosevelt’s scientific curiosity and love of the outdoors proved a defining force throughout his hectic life as a rancher and explorer, police commissioner and governor of New York, vice president and president of the United States. Conservation…
Adobe Illustrator : 2020 release / Brian Wood.
"The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn. The best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product…
The create-your-plate diabetes cookbook : a plate method approach to simple, complete meals / Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND.
"The Diabetes Plate Method is an effortless way to create perfectly portioned meals with a healthy balance of vegetables, protein, and just the right amount of carbohydrates to manage diabetes and support a healthy lifestyle. Every recipe in this book mee…
Self-sufficiency for the 21st century : the complete guide to sustainable living today / Dick & James Strawbridge.
"We can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and be more self-sufficient. For some, that might mean heading to the countryside to live off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: …
Gardening your front yard : projects and ideas for big & small spaces / Tara Nolan.
Author Tara Nolan "weaves you past the main pitfalls you may encounter when trying to fit a garden or gardens between your home and the street. This...book shows how to accomplish several hardscaping projects, such as laying a mowing border and building a…
The smartphone society : technology, power, and resistance in the new gilded age / Nicole Aschoff.
"Our smartphones have brought digital technology into the most intimate spheres of life. It’s time to take control of them, repurposing them as pathways to a democratically designed and maintained digital commons that prioritizes people over profit. Smar…
Rick Steves England [ninth edition] / Rick Steves.
"In this thorough guide, Rick Steves makes it easty to experience it all! Craft an itinerary based on your interests, budget, and time. Follow step-by-step city walks, insightful museum tours, and scenic drives. Sightsee smartly, choosing from a full r…
Walk, jog, run : a free-motion quilting workout : muscle-memory-building exercises, projects & tips / Dara Tomasson.
"Train your hands to free-motion quilt like a pro! Building your muscle memory, you’ll learn quilting workouts intended to help you master a number of creative stitch designs, with clear step-by-step instructions. Then practice quilting with 10 unique ski…
Fighting words : the bold American journalists who brought the world home between the wars / Nancy F. Cott.
"In the fragile peace following the Great War, a surprising number of restless young Americans abandoned their homes and set out impulsively to see the changing world. In Fighting Words, Nancy F. Cott follows four who pursued global news — from contested …
Birdsong for the curious naturalist : your guide to listening / Donald Kroodsma.
"From a leading expert, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist is a basic, how-to guide that teaches anyone—from beginner to advanced birder—how to listen. In understandable and appealing language, Kroodsma explains why and how birds sing, what various calls…
The physics book / contributors, John Farndon, Tim Harris, Hilary Lamb, Jonathan O'Callaghan, Mukul Patel, Robert Snedden, Giles Sparrow ; Jim al-Khalili, foreword.
"How do magnets generate electricity? What is antimatter? Is time travel possible?...Written in clear English, The Physics Book is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through technical language, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theori…
Social Security, Medicare & government pensions [25th edition] : get the most out of your retirement & medical benefits / Attorney Joseph L. Matthews.
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 Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions--completely updated for 2020. Figure ou…
The sabbath : its meaning for modern man / Abraham Joshua Heschel ; with wood engravings by Ilya Schor.
"Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication-and has been read by thousands of people seeking meaning in mode…
The outdoor kitchen : live-fire cooking from the grill  / Eric Werner of Hartwood ; with Nils Bernstein ; photography by Gentl and Hyers ; illustrations by Emily Isabella.
"From chef Eric Werner of Hartwood restaurant in Tulum, Mexico, comes this first-of-its-kind book for building and cooking on a customized outdoor kitchen. Within these pages, Werner shares the blueprints for his steup--complete with grill, plancha, and s…
House lessons : renovating a life / Erica Bauermeister, illustrations by Elizabeth Person.
"In this mesmerizing memoir-in-essays, Erica Bauermeister renovates a trash-filled house in eccentric Port Townsend, Washington, and in the process takes readers on a journey to discover the ways our spaces subliminally affect us. A personal, accessible, …
Stealing home : Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the lives caught in between / Eric Nusbaum.
"A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city. Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once ho…
Wear, repair, repurpose : a maker's guide to mending and upcycling clothes / Lily Fulop.
"In with the old, out with the new—reclaiming your closet and reducing fashion waste starts here. Repair your favorite socks with style, add flair with personalized patches, and turn ripped jeans into an embroidered masterpiece. For beginner and experie…
The incredible journey of plants / Stefano Mancuso ; watercolors by Grisha Fischer ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.
"In this richly illustrated volume, a leading neurobiologist presents fascinating stories of plant migration that reveal unexpected connections between nature and culture. When we talk about migrations, we should study plants to understand that these phen…
Cinderella & the glass ceiling : and other feminist fairy tales : a parody / Laura Lane & Ellen Haun ; illustrated by Nicole Miles.
"You know what? It's super creepy to kiss a woman who is unconscious. And you know what else? The way out of poverty isn't by marrying a rich dude--or by wearing fragile footwear, for that matter. And while we're at it, why is the only woman who lives wit…
Made to move mountains : how God uses our dreams and disasters to accomplish the impossible / Kristen Welch.
"Founder of Mercy House Global inspires readers to step out in faith, hope for the unimaginable, and face the obstacles in front of them, not because they're good enough but because God makes the impossible possible"--Provided by publisher.
Preventing lyme & other tick-borne diseases / Alexis Chesney, ND.
"Alexis Chesney offers a comprehensive strategy for reducing exposure to disease-causing organisms and boosting the effectiveness of standard treatment protocols"--Provided by publisher.