New Nonfiction

Arthritis : drug-free alternatives to prevent and reverse arthritis : what doctors don't tell you

2 hours 3 min ago
by McTaggart, Lynne,
Publisher Hay House, 2016.
1st edition.
xvi, 221 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 616.722 ART

Goldilocks and the water bears : the search for life in the universe

2 hours 3 min ago
by Preston, Louisa,
Publisher Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016.
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call Number 576.8 PRE
Summary Ultimately, we need to figure out what is next for humanity. Our logical move is to break free of the confines of the Earth and colonise another body in the Solar System, such as the Moon or Mars. How and when will we do this? Or is it all just science fiction? These questions, in a nutshell, make up the core of astrobiology-- the study of the origins and evolution and biology of life elsewhere in the universe, and the search for it. This book is an accessible introduction to this most fascinating of all the astro-sciences-- are we alone in the Universe?

The spiralizer recipe book : from apple coleslaw to zucchini pad thai, 150 healthy and delicious recipes

2 hours 3 min ago
by Wolff, Carina,
Publisher Adams Media, [2016]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.65 WOL

$2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:09
by Edin, Kathryn, 1962-
Publisher Mariner Books, 2016. ©2015
First Mariner Books edition.
xxiv, 210 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 339.46 EDI
Summary A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists. Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago, often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children.

Healthy gut diet

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:09
by Gari, S. Jane.
Publisher Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016. ©2016
First American edition.
xiv, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 616.342 GAR

Jump : take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:09
by Harvey, Steve, 1956-
Publisher Amistad 30, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xxiv, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 248.4 HAR
Summary "The number-one New York Times bestselling author shares the secret of his success and teaches you how to achieve the blessed full life that belongs to you,"

Teeth : the story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:09
by Otto, Mary,
Publisher New Press, [2016] ©2017
x, 291 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 617.6 OTT
Summary Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health.

My sister's mother : a memoir of war, exile, and Stalin's Siberia

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:01
by Urbikas, Donna Solecka,
Publisher The University of Wisconsin Press, [2016] ©2016
xiv, 302 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 22 cm
Call Number 940.53438 URB

The LEGO minifigure : values, investments, profits, fun facts, collector tips

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:01
by Maciorowski, Ed,
Publisher Krause Publications, [2016]
176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Call Number 668.725 MAC
Summary "Since their debut in 1978, LEGO minifigures have become the most iconic piece of the wildly popular toy line. Although small in stature, minifigures stand particularly tall as hot collector items. How hot? Consider the rare Mr. Gold (shown on the front cover), who has sold for $1,500 on the secondary market. Beautifully illustrated and amusing to page through, The Collectible LEGO Minifigure reveals why these pint-sized plastic powerhouses are the driving force in the LEGO Universe, whether collected for fun or profit,"

A prisoner's duty : great escapes in U.S. military history

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:57
by Doyle, Robert C.
Publisher Naval Institute Press, 2016. ©1997.
Fist Naval Institute Press Paperback edition.
xxv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 904.7 DOY
Summary "Throughout our nation's history American servicemen and civilians have resisted captivity in every form, drawing on special powers of ingenuity, determination, and patriotism to escape--sometimes repeatedly. Robert Doyle's penetrating look at some extraordinary escapes by Americans breaks new ground in escape psychology, shedding light on the types of people who try to break out and those who do not. Doyle combed through official and private archives as well as unpublished diaries, letters, and memoirs to find exciting stories of individuals, famous and unknown, who risked their lives and those of others to escape. The collection of stories he has compiled is broad in scope, featuring civilians, soldiers, sailors, and airmen."--Back cover.

Cigarette lighter

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:57
by Pendarvis, Jack, 1963-
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
x, 135 pgaes ; 17 cm.
Call Number 688.4 PEN
Summary "An eclectic and poetic exploration of the cigarette lighter and its association with romance, magic, art, science, immortality and death in literature and popular culture"--Site web de l'éditeur.

American character : a history of the epic struggle between individual liberty and the common good

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:52
by Woodard, Colin, 1968-
Publisher Viking, [2016]
308 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number 323.44 WOO
Summary "Explores the ongoing debates throughout history between the fight for individual rights and the community as a whole, from discussions that took place at the Constitutional Convention, through the Civil War, all the way up to the modern Tea Party"--NoveList.

On My Own

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:52
by Rehm, Diane,
Publisher Vintage Books, 2017. ©2016
162 pages: black and white photographs ; 20 cm.
Call Number B REHM
Summary "In an eloquent, deeply personal and moving book, beloved NPR radio host Diane Rehm speaks about the death of her husband of fifty-four years-- and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. John Rehm was diagnosed with Parksinson's. Nine years later, he passed away, having made the difficult choice to end his extended illness by refusing to eat, drink, or accept medication. This process transformed Diane into an advocate for increased conversation about end-of-life care and the right to die on one's own terms, as well as a brave and sympathetic voice for anyone who must learn how to live again after bereavement." --

Singing in my own key : a vocalist's triumph over stroke

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:52
by Giglio, Valerie L.,
Publisher Forza Press, 2016.
1st print ed.
164 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 362.196 GIG
Summary "At forty-two years old, Valerie Giglio was heading for an even brighter future as both a successful lawyer and professional vocalist with two CDs to her name, when out of nowhere, she suffered a brain stem stroke that ravaged her life and caused her world to spin out of control. Completely paralyzed on one side, confined to a wheelchair, her singing voice stolen from her at the height of her career, Valerie was devastated. But with fierce determination and fortitude, and the support of her loving family and a wonderful healthcare team, Valerie faced down every setback and obstacle in her path. Overcoming paralysis and regaining her singing voice, she returned to the stage just one year later. The story of this woman's miraculous journey allows you to travel with Valerie on her path to an extraordinary recovery. Singing In My Own Key is a story of hope and faith"--

Sweet spot : an ice cream binge across America

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:52
by Ettinger, Amy,
Publisher Dutton, [2016]
pages cm
Call Number XX(1626380.3)
Summary "A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year--frozen forever in memory. As the youngest child and only girl, ice cream embodied unstructured summers, freedom from the tyranny of her classmates, and a comforting escape from her chaotic, demanding family. Now as an adultand journalist, her love of ice cream has led to a fascinating journey to understand ice cream's evolution and enduring power, complete with insight into the surprising history behind America's early obsession with ice cream and her experience in an immersive ice-cream boot camp to learn from the masters. From a visit to the one place in the United States that makes real frozen custard in a mammoth machine known as the Iron Lung, to the vicious competition among small ice-cream makers and the turf wars among ice-cream trucks, to extreme flavors like foie gras and oyster, Ettinger encounters larger-than-life characters and uncovers what's really behind America's favorite frozen treats. Sweet Spot is a fun and spirited exploration of a treat Americans can'tget enough of--one that transports us back to our childhoods and will have you walking to the nearest shop for a cone"--Provided by publisher.

The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:44
by Jaques, Susan.
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2016.
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
xiv, 466 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 947.063 JAQ

Aliens : the world's leading scientists on the search for extraterrestrial life

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:40
by Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-
Publisher Picador, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
232 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1613274.7)
Summary Scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Included are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. --Adapted from

Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:40
by Nixon, John (Middle East expert),
Publisher Blue Rider Press, [2016]
242 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 956.70443 NIX

Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:40
by Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),
Publisher Lonely Planet Global, 2017. ©2016.
1st edition.
267 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Call Number 910.202 LON
Summary "Explore the vibrant new world of craft beer with Lonely Planet's ale experts. We've selected the finest tap rooms, bars and breweries that thirsty travelers can visit in 40 countries across five continents, including the USA, Australia, Belgium and Britain."--Back cover.

The fortress : a love story

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:40
by Trussoni, Danielle,
Publisher Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1580428.3)
Summary Trussoni believed she controlled the narration of her life. But from their first kiss she was spellbound by Nikolai, a novelist from Bulgaria, sharing a love of jazz and books and travel, passions that intensify their whirlwind romance. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, they move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc, where they buy a thirteenth-century stone fortress. It is here she finds the strength to overcome her illusions, and start again.