A hobbit, a wardrobe, and a great war : how J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis rediscovered faith, friendship, and heroism in the cataclysm of 1914-1918
Publisher Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson,  ©2015
xix, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number 823.912 LOC
Summary "The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher C&T Publishing, Inc., 2016.
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 2 folded pattern sheets.
Call Number XX(1598684.3)
Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 
First United States edition.
276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 791.4302 ACK
Summary "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century? As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press's portrait of him, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds. Alfred Hitchcock wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot"--Amazon.com.
Publisher Penguin Press, 2015.
447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 797.32 FIN
Summary Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160501
Call Number XX(1616541.1)
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2015.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 153.35 GIL
Summary "Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy"--
Publisher Counterpoint, 
264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Call Number 910.9163 WIN
Publisher Firefly Books, 2015.
240 pages : illustrations, color ; 29 cm
Call Number 796.0977311 FRE
Publisher Hay House, Inc., 2015.
323 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 613.25 CAR
Summary "Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Juice is a completely original, up-to-date, and colorful (of course!) guide to the wonderful world of fruit and vegetable elixirs. 100+ all-new recipes--developed especially for this book--contain superpowers ranging from immunity boosters, inflammation fighters, happiness helpers, longevity leaders, mood fixers, and booty enhancers. The all-green healthful tonics and fruity and refreshing potions are organized by function, including The Cleansers, The Healers, The Boosters, and The Beautifiers. Fiber-rich superfood smoothies are likewise categorized, as star pH Warriors, Body Boosters, Age Defiers, and Superheroes. A section on Nut Milks helps you get your protein power on. Not only are there enough recipes to keep your juicer and blender busy through every season, but Kris also addresses every concern you may have about juicing and blending. From selecting the right equipment for your needs and budget, to choosing and storing the most nutritious produce, she takes you through every aspect of the process--and helps make it a habit that sticks for life. Whether you're an old pro at making liquid magic or if you're just starting out, you will experience juicing and blending as a fun and delicious journey into the healing powers of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds. Here's what else you can expect from this essential, concise (crazy, sexy) reference: Flavor combinations that tantalize your palate Tips for blending and juicing on the go Handy lists of helpful kitchen tools The 411 on alkalinity and why it's important A pick of the crop nutrient guide Handy substitutions for food sensitivities Hints on handling mental and emotional hurdles that come with change Plus an easy 3-day cleanse and so much more Drink your veggies. Change your life. Join Kris Carr on yet another adventure in health, happiness, and the delicious food that can make a powerful impact on your overall vitality. Cheers!"--
Discover your soul's path through the Akashic records : taking your life from ordinary to extraordinary
Publisher Hay House, Inc., 2015.
xxiii, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 133.9 HOW
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1464049.13)
Summary "The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, "More and more, especially in the summertime when I'm sitting on the beach, I'm learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all." So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way"--
Publisher Asymetrical Press, 
313 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 646.7 MIL
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.,  ©2015
229 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 234.23 COL
Summary Your storms may seem big, but God is bigger. Jakes-Coleman shows you that by facing circumstances through relationship and faith in God, you will discover how to take the very storms that tried to destroy you into stepping stools to promote you to your divine purpose!
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
xxxii, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Call Number 701.03 NIC
Publisher Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 
xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 248.8 HAT
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2015.
xxii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 817 LAW
Summary "A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding." Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right"--
Publisher No Starch Press, 
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Call Number 688.725 SCA
Summary "A LEGO construction book for adults featuring 21 different projects, including objects for the home and holiday decorations, as well as art and design ideas. Includes detailed step-by-step instructions"--
Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee, " "John Henry, " and other traditional American folk songs
Publisher Cornell University Press, 2015. ©2015
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 782.42164 POL
Summary "In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folkloristsm,"--NoveList.
How to amaze your son : crafts, recipes and other creative experiences to teach him to see the extraordinary in the ordinary
Publisher Firefly Books, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 745.5083 VID
Summary This book "has more than 50 truly creative and inspiring projects that will elicit 'wow' and 'cool' from the most skeptical of boys. There are crafts, science experiments, creative experiences, and easy magic tricks"--Amazon.com.
Publisher Artisan, 
359 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm
Call Number 338.092 BON