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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: November 2023

A list of new materials - books, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks - added to the library collection each month. Click the title to see more information about it, to place a request, or begin using it.

Leisure Books

Past Lying by Val McDermid

It’s April 2020 and Edinburgh is in lockdown. It would seem like a strange time for a cold case to go hot—the streets all but empty, an hour’s outdoor exercise the maximum allowed—but a mere pandemic doesn’t mean crime takes a holiday. When a source at the National Library contacts DCI Karen Pirie’s team about documents in the archive of a recently deceased crime novelist, it seems it’s game on again. At the center of it, a novel: two crime novelists facing off over a chessboard. But it quickly emerges that their real-life competition is drawing blood. What unspools is a twisted game of betrayal and revenge, and as Karen and her team attempt to disentangle fact from fiction, it becomes clear that their investigation is more complicated than they ever imagined.


Bulletproof Barista by Cleo Coyle

Only Murders in Gotham, the smash-hit streaming program, is famous for filming in authentic New York locations and using real New Yorkers as extras. For its second season, they've chosen to spotlight the century-old Village Blend and its quirky crew of baristas. Shop manager and master roaster Clare Cosi is beyond thrilled, especially when her superb bulletproof coffee lands her a craft services contract for the production.
Madame, the eccentric octogenarian owner of the landmark shop, reveals an old kinship with the star of the show, comedian Jerry Sullivan. Now a Hollywood legend, Jerry frequented the Blend during his early years performing in Greenwich Village comedy clubs. But the past may hold more than nostalgia for Jerry. Suspicious accidents begin plaguing his shoot. Then a real bullet is fired from a stage gun, and Clare becomes convinced something sinister is afoot.
While Jerry's production moves to exciting new locations, Clare keeps the coffee flowing—and her investigation going—even as a murderer lurks in the wings. But can she root out the rotten player in this Big Apple production before the lights go out on her?


The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come. 

In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren’t telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret. 


Hercule Poirot's Silent Night by Sophie Hannah

It’s December 19, 1931. Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are looking forward to a much-needed, restful Christmas holiday, when they are called upon to investigate the murder of a man in a Norfolk hospital ward. Cynthia Catchpool, Edward’s mother, insists that Poirot stay with her in a crumbling mansion by the coast, so that they can all be together for the festive period while he solves the case.

As Poirot digs into the mystery, he discovers that the murdered man was a retired post office master, and by all accounts very well-liked. The local constabulary’s investigation failed to uncover how someone could have entered a hospital room and killed him under the noses of the staff. Cynthia’s friend Arnold is soon to be admitted to that same hospital, and his wife is convinced he will be the killer’s next victim, though she refuses to explain why.

With no obvious motive or suspect, Poirot has less than a week to solve the crime and prevent more murders, if he is to escape from this nightmare scenario and get home in time for Christmas. Meanwhile, someone else—someone utterly ruthless—also has ideas about what ought to happen to Hercule Poirot…


West Heart Kill by Dann McDorman

An isolated hunt club. A raging storm. Three corpses, discovered within four days. A cast of monied, scheming, unfaithful characters.

When private detective Adam McAnnis joins an old college friend for the Bicentennial weekend at the exclusive West Heart club in upstate New York, he finds himself among a set of not-entirely-friendly strangers. Then the body of one of the members is found at the lake’s edge; hours later, a major storm hits. By the time power is restored on Sunday, two more people will be dead . . .


The Engagement Party by Finley Turner

Kass Baptiste is newly engaged to her fiancé Murray Sedgemont after a whirlwind romance. Before they even get to share the news, an invitation arrives via messenger - to an engagement party hosted by Murray’s parents. When Kass and Murray arrive at the Sedgemont Estate, she is astonished to learn that Murray’s family is one of the most powerful families in North Carolina. As Kass’s future mother-in-law, Beatrice, whips herself into a frenzy over the perfect party for the state’s elite, Kass begins to receive anonymous threatening social media messages.

On the night of the event, as champagne is popped and the celebrations begin, a body is found in the lavish home. All eyes are on Kass, the interloper amongst the rich and powerful guests. Over the course of the party , Kass’s dark past unexpectedly becomes intertwined with the murder, and in order to prove her innocence, she must finally come to terms with her secrets.

As Murray’s family secrets are revealed, Kass must prove herself innocent while evading the anonymous threats that haunt her every move.


Something About Her by Clementine Taylor

Aisling and Maya’s connection is unexpected. Maya has recently returned to the University of Edinburgh for her second year, confident in her place there and in her first proper relationship with her childhood best friend, Ethan. Finally, she is one of them, those happy couples, self-satisfied in the knowledge that they are one half of something solid.

Aisling is a first-year student from Ireland, ready to leave her controlling family behind. But despite the distance, she still feels claustrophobic, still feels watched. Reeling from her break-up with her ex-girlfriend, she struggles to make friends and finds herself isolated. That is, until Aisling joins the Poetry Society. That’s where she meets Maya, and everything changes.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF575 .A3 585 2023  Understanding violence / edited by the editors of Scientific American




BF575.H27 W66 2021  The psychology of wellbeing / Gary W. Wood




BF575.H3 C88 2022  Hate and reconciliation : approaches to fostering relationships between people and peace / Guido Cuyvers



BF575.H3 R87 2022  Why we hate : understanding the roots of human conflict / Michael Ruse




BF637.S4 F758 2021  We move together / Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire



BF723.H7 T35 2022  The truth about lying : teaching honesty to children at every age and stage / Victoria Talwar, PhD




BF1472.U6 S324 2022  Spooky North Carolina : tales of hauntings, strange happenings, and other local lore / retold by S. E. Schlosser




BF1566 .H88 2018  The witch : a history of fear, from ancient times to the present / Ronald Hutton




BL2400 .F67 2000  The hero with an African face : mythic wisdom of traditional Africa / Clyde W. Ford

D: World History

D769.8.A6 A24 2021  We hereby refuse : Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration / written by Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura




D811.A2 G83 2022  The combat diaries : true stories from the frontlines of World War II / Mike Guardia




DA152 .M673 2021  The Anglo-Saxons : a history of the beginnings of England 400-1066 / Marc Morris




DD256.5 .B3916 2016  War and genocide : a concise history of the Holocaust / Doris L. Bergen




DE71 .R93 2021  Naked statues, fat gladiators, and war elephants : frequently asked questions about the ancient Greeks and Romans / Garrett Ryan




DL65 .P68 2020  Children of ash and elm : a history of the Vikings / Neil Price




DS135.N6 F73313 2021  The diary of a young girl : the definitive edition / Anne Frank




DS281 .L54 2022  Persians : the age of the great kings / Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones




DS35.2 .P65 2022  The politics of the Asia-Pacific : triumphs, challenges, and threats / edited by Mark S. Williams




DS35.63 .A57 2010  Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamim Ansary

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E185 .F485 2022  African founders : how enslaved people expanded American ideals / David Hackett Fischer




E185.93.T4 C68 2021  Juneteenth : the story behind the celebration / Edward T. Cotham, Jr




E471.1 .C43 2023  The cannons roar : Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War : an oral history / Bruce Chadwick




E98.P5 K56 2013  Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer




E98.S6 R47 2016  The other slavery : the uncovered story of Indian enslavement in America / Andres Resendez




E98.U72 I53 2022  Indian cities : histories of indigenous urbanization / edited by Kent Blansett, Cathleen D. Cahill, and Andrew Needham



F379.N59 N4467 2021  Economy Hall : the hidden history of a free Black brotherhood / Fatima Shaik

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GB5014 .N484 2019  Natural disasters : a reference handbook / David E. Newton




GF41 .H35 2021  Planetary health : safeguarding human health and the environment in the Anthropocene / Andy Haines, Howard Frumkin



GT2290 .M25 2023  Hair tells a story : hers, yours and ours / Margo Maine




GV1469.34.S63 R53 2021  Understanding games and game cultures / Ingrid Richardson, Larissa Hjorth & Hugh Davies




GV1588.5 .S43 2021  Scientific perspectives and emerging developments in dance and the performing arts / Barbara Pessali-Marques, editor



GV199.92.G35 M66 2014  Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail / Ben Montgomery



GV361 .D38 2020  Debates in physical education / edited by Susan Capel and Richard Blair




GV697.S65 A3 2022  Victory. Stand! : raising my fist for justice / Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, Dawud Anyabwile




GV734.3 .W42 2022  So you want to work in sports : advice and insights from respected sports industry leaders / K. P. Wee

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HB122 .M35 2021  An introduction to Latin American economics : understanding theory through history / Scott McKinney




HD9019.M38 K68 2020  Food safety lessons for cannabis-infused edibles / Kathy Knutson



HG179 .R557 2021  We should all be millionaires : a woman's guide to earning more, building wealth, and gaining economic power / Rachel Rodgers



HM1166 .T875 2022  Being present : commanding attention at work (and at home) by managing your social presence / Jeanine W. Turner



HM1271 .M555 2020  Multicultural psychology : understanding our diverse communities / Jeffery Scott Mio, et al



HM671 .P752 2020  Privilege in America / Gary Wiener, book editor




HM741 .V36 2023  Foolproof : why misinformation infects our minds and how to build immunity / Sander van der Linden




HN90.S6 K45 2022  Inequality : a contemporary approach to race, class, and gender / Lisa A. Keister, Darby E. Southgate




HQ755.8 .F327 2021  How to talk when kids won't listen : whining, fighting, meltdowns, defiance, and other challenges of childhood / Joanna Faber & Julie King




HQ77.8.K628 K63 2022  Gender queer : a memoir / by Maia Kobabe




HT1049 .H47 2021  The science of abolition : how slaveholders became the enemies of progress / Eric Herschthal




HV5805.W38 A3 2017  The cook up : a crack rock memoir / D. Watkins




HV6275 .W45 2022  Off the edge : Flat Earthers, conspiracy culture, and why people will believe anything / Kelly Weill




HV6545 .M275 2023  How not to kill yourself : a portrait of the suicidal mind / Clancy Martin




HV6570 .L67 2023  Digital grooming : discourses of manipulation and cyber-crime / Nuria Lorenzo-Dus




HV6626.2 .G6667 2022  Surviving : why we stay and how we leave abusive relationships / Beverly Gooden




HV8139 .G76 2023  Walk the walk : how three police chiefs defied the odds and changed cop culture / Neil Gross

J: Political Science

K: Law

K5191.W65 D68 2021  Women, intimate partner violence, and the law / Heather Douglas




KF240 .Y45 2022  The legal research and writing handbook : a basic approach for paralegals / Andrea B. Yelin, DePaul University; Hope Viner Samborn



KF4150 .C65 2020  Student rights in a new age of activism / Anna Collins




KF4550 .M2687 2022  American constitutional law : introductory essays and selected cases / Alpheus Thomas Mason and Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr



KZ7177.H38 C93 2022  Cyberhate : the far right in the digital age / edited by James Bacigalupo, Kevin Borgeson, and Robin Maria Valeri

L: Education

LB3430 .C36 2022  Tackling anxiety in schools : lessons for children aged 3-13 / Chris Calland and Nicky Hutchinson

N: Fine Arts

N6538.N5 J46 2021  Black artists in America : from the Great Depression to civil rights / Earnestine Lovelle Jenkins



NA7110 .C87 2007  Get your house right : architectural elements to use & avoid / Marianne Cusato & Ben Pentreath




NC1000.5  .G66 2023  Design better and build your brand in Canva : the beginner's guide to producing professional branding, marketing, and social content for businesses / Laura Goodsell



NC1002.L63 L63 2021  Logo design / ed. Julius Wiedemann




NK2115.3.A47 H385 2022  AphroChic : celebrating the legacy of the Black family home / Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays 



NK2115.5.C6 S643 2022  Spectrum : heritage patterns and colours / introduction by Ros Byam Shaw

P: Language, Literature

PE1128 .B73 2019  ESL conversation rocket : a scaffolded, grammar-based conversation workbook for ESL learners / Brian Branca



PE1128 .P379 2020  Easy English step-by-step for ESL learners / Danielle Pelletier



PE1128.P45 M87 2022  Must know high school ESL / Danielle Pelletier DePinna



PE1460 .B55 2019  English for everyone. English idioms / author, Thomas Booth



PN1992.8.A65 H34 2022  The new female antihero : the disruptive women of twenty-first-century US television / Sarah Hagelin and Gillian Silverman



PN1995.9.W6 L86 2018  Adapting gender : Mexican feminisms from literature to film / Ilana Dann Luna




PN2091.E4 D67 2023  Towards good lighting for the stage : aesthetic theory for theatrical lighting design / Marcus Doshi




PS3602.R69 A6 2019  The tradition / Jericho Brown




PS3611.I4538 P48 2018  The phoenix project : a novel about IT, DevOps, and helping your business win / Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford



PS3619.A517 Z46 2022  Crying in the bathroom : a memoir / Erika L. Sanchez




PZ7.1.C41645 Ed 2022  The edge of anything / Nora Shalaway Carpenter




PZ7.1.H36377 Qu 2022  Queen of the tiles / Hanna Alkaf




PZ7.1.S2476 Ho 2022  Hot dog / Doug Salati



PZ7.1.S6695 Se 2022  See you yesterday / Rachel Lynn Solomon




PZ7.7.O7656 He 2019  The heartstopper collection. Volumes 1-3 / Alice Oseman




PZ7.7.T65 Dr 2003  Dragon Ball Z / story and art by Akira Toriyama




PZ7.A56726 Me 2015  Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel / by Jesse Andrews




PZ7.J62168 Im 2016  Quit calling me a monster! / Jory John wrote the words ; Bob Shea drew the pictures



PZ7.M4783375 Gr 1998  Grandmother's dreamcatcher / by Becky Ray McCain



PZ7.S39875 Gal 2022  Gallant / V.E. Schwab




PZ7.W5197 Beh 2011  Behemoth / written by Scott Westerfield




PZ7.W5197 Go 2012  Goliath / written by Scott Westerfeld




PZ7.W5197 Lev 2010  Leviathan / written by Mr. Scott Westerfeld

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q124.95 .L394 2021  Science in the ancient world : from antiquity through the Middle Ages / Russell M. Lawson




Q141 .M242 2022  Making space for women : stories from trailblazing women of NASA's Johnson Space Center / edited by Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal



Q147 .P36 2017  The African American student's guide to STEM careers / Robert T. Palmer, Andrew T. Arroyo, and Alonzo M. Flowers III ; foreword by Fred A. Bonner II



Q175 .P372 2022  The whole truth : a cosmologist's reflections on the search for objective reality / P.J.E. Peebles




Q335 .W658 2021  A brief history of artificial intelligence : what it is, where we are, and where we are going




Q342 .A383 2020  Advanced computational intelligence techniques for virtual reality in healthcare / Deepak Gupta, Aboul Ella Hassanien, Ashish Khanna, editors



QA157 .S725 2019  College algebra




QA27.5 .R57 2018  Hidden women : the African-American mathematicians of NASA who helped America win the space race / by Rebecca Rissman



QA76 .B686 2022  How things work : the computer science edition / Charles F. Bowman




QA76.73.P98 L55 2022  An introduction to Python programming for scientists and engineers / Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, et al




QA76.73.S67 S37 2022  Advanced SQL with SAS / Christian FG Schendera




QA76.76.C672 B66 2023  Introduction to game design, prototyping, and development : from concept to playable game with Unity and C# / Jeremy Gibson Bond



QA76.9.U83 H63 2022  What UX is really about : introducing a mindset for great experiences / Celia Hodent




QA99 .D37 2022  The biggest number in the world : a journey to the edge of mathematics / David Darling & Agnijo Banerjee

QD257 .S65 2020  A Q&A approach to organic chemistry / Michael B. Smith




QE721.2.E97 H36 2021  Extinctions : living and dying in the margin of error / Michael Hannah




QE741.2 .M39 2022  Ice Ages : their social and natural history / Allan Mazur 




QH447 .H47 2020  Heritable human genome editing / International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing ; National Academy of Medicine ; National Academy of Sciences ; and the Royal Society



QK7 .C47 2017  Plants of the world : an illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants / Maarten J.M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, Mark W. Chase



QP431 .W53 2022  Making sense of the senses / Tobias Wibble, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden




QP771 .G65 2018  Vitamins and minerals : fact versus fiction / Myrna Chandler Goldstein and Mark A. Goldstein




QR189 .R44 2022  A new history of vaccines for infectious diseases : immunization - chance and necessity / Anthony R. Rees

R: Medicine, Nursing

R853.S7 F45 2022  Principles of medical statistics / Alvan R. Feinstein




R858 .M43 2020  Medical informatics / Edited by Cole Webb




R858 .O93 2017  Spatial health inequalities : adapting GIS tools and data analysis / Esra Ozdenerol  




RA410.53 .F455 2023  Health policy issues : an economic perspective / Paul J. Feldstein, Glenn Melnick




RA564.85 .C54 2022  Unwell women : a journey through medicine and myth in a man-made world




RA781.7 S53 2021  Yoga animals : 32 poses from the wild / by Emily Sharratt



RA785 .O937 2020  The Oxford handbook of stress and mental health / edited by Kate L. Harkness, Elizabeth P. Hayden




RC480.5 .F35 2018  African American patients in psychotherapy : understanding the psychological effects of racism and oppression / Ruth Fallenbaum



RC552.P67 C65 2021  Preparing for trauma work in clinical mental health : a workbook to enhance self-awareness and promote safe, competent practice / Lisa Compton and Corie Schoeneberg



RC552.P67 V358 2015  The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma / Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.



RC643 .P5613 2022  Down to the bone : a leukemia story / Catherine Pioli 




RK681 .N67 2022  Dental assisting instruments & materials guide / Pat Norman, Donna Phinney, Judy Halstead




RT69 .K65 2020  Understanding anatomy and physiology in nursing / John Knight, Yamni Nigam, Jayne Cutter

T: Technology, Culinary

TD171 .H34 2021  Valuing clean air : the EPA and the economics of environmental protection / Charles Halvorson




TD427.P4 T56 2021  Hidden scourge : exposing the truth about fossil fuel industry spills / Kevin P. Timoney




TJ808.5 R46 2022  Renewable energy technologies : advances and emerging trends for sustainability / edited by Nayan Kumar, Prabhansu Prabhansu



TX360.U62 M355 2019  A culinary history of Downeast Maine / Sharon L. Joyce




TX840.B3 M529 2021  Black smoke : African Americans and the United States of barbecue / Adrian Miller

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z675.J8 C664 2022  The community college library. Assessment / edited by Janet Pinkley and Kaela Casey




Z675.J8 C6668 2022  The community college library. Reference and instruction / edited by Janet Pinkley and Kaela Casey




Z675.U5 S677 2022  Student-created media : designing research, learning, and skill-building experiences / Scott Spicer 




Z711.25.C65 B83 2021  The one-shot library instruction survival guide / Heidi E. Buchanan and Beth A. McDonough




Z711.8 .H87 2022  Cultural humility / David A. Hurley, Sarah R. Kostelecky, and Lori Townsend




ZA4235 .G67 2021  Applied user data collection and analysis using JavaScript and PHP / Kyle Goslin, Markus Hofmann