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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: January 2024

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

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins

When Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore dies, she’s not only North Carolina’s richest woman, she’s also its most notorious. The victim of a famous kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over, Ruby ruled the tiny town of Tavistock from Ashby House, her family’s estate high in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

But in the aftermath of her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants little to do with the house or the money―and even less to do with the surviving McTavishes. Instead, he rejects his inheritance, settling into a normal life as an English teacher in Colorado and marrying Jules, a woman just as eager to escape her own messy past.

Ten years later, his uncle’s death pulls Cam and Jules back into the family fold at Ashby House. Its views are just as stunning as ever, its rooms just as elegant, but the legacy of Ruby is inescapable.

And as Ashby House tightens its grip on Jules and Camden, questions about the infamous heiress come to light. Was there any truth to the persistent rumors following her disappearance as a girl? What really happened to those four husbands, who all died under mysterious circumstances? And why did she adopt Cam in the first place? Soon, Jules and Cam realize that an inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will––and that the bonds of family stretch far beyond the grave.


Anna O by Matthew Blake

What if your nightmares weren’t really nightmares at all?

We spend an average of 33 years of our lives asleep. But what really happens, and what are we capable of, when we sleep?

Anna Ogilvy was a budding twenty-five-year-old writer with a bright future. Then, one night, she stabbed two people to death with no apparent motive—and hasn’t woken up since. Dubbed “Sleeping Beauty” by the tabloids, Anna’s condition is a rare psychosomatic disorder known to neurologists as “resignation syndrome.”

Dr. Benedict Prince is a forensic psychologist and an expert in the field of sleep-related homicides. His methods are the last hope of solving the infamous “Anna O’”case and waking Anna up so she can stand trial. But he must be careful treating such a high-profile suspect—he’s got career secrets and a complicated personal life of his own.

As Anna shows the first signs of stirring, Benedict must determine what really happened and whether Anna should be held responsible for her crimes.

Only Anna knows the truth about that night, but only Benedict knows how to discover it. And they’re both in danger from what they find out.


Olivia Strauss is Running Out of Time by Angela Brown

Olivia Strauss is turning thirty-nine. No major milestone. She still considers herself young. At least young enough to assume she has decades (emphasis on the plural) to check the unchecked boxes of her life’s to-do list.

Ballerina? Too late. But not too late for poet. Or for reigniting the romantic spark in her marriage, spending more quality time with her son, switching careers, learning to cook, or even dyeing her hair a bright bohemian pink. She’ll get to that one. There’s time―until Olivia’s best friend, Marian, gives her a birthday present she could have lived without.

It’s a visit to a trendy wellness clinic with a state-of-the-art genetic test that can predict the exact date of one’s death. It’s just what Olivia’s always wanted: an expiration date. As for her aspirations, who knew they were limited-time offers? One thing’s for sure. Olivia’s got a lot of living to do. At this point, what could go wrong?


Hammers and Homicide by Paula Charles

Recent sexagenarian widow Dawna Carpenter thought running her own hardware store after the death of her husband was hard enough. With her adult daughter, April, moving back into town, and Darlene, the annoying boutique owner next door to her shop poking around, Dawna has her hands full. But when she finds a dead man in the bathroom of her store, with a framing hammer by his side, she’s in way over her head.

The victim, Warren Highcastle, was a land developer who was looking to purchase the old theater in town to build a new hotel. Dawna and April, worried about the implications of the crime scene at the hardware store, put themselves on the case. They soon learn that Warren had made quite a few enemies in his short amount of time in town. As the suspect list starts growing, so too do the threats against Dawna and April. Can Dawna and April nail the killer before they strike again?


The Missing Witness by Allison Brennan

Detective Kara Quinn is back in Los Angeles to testify against a notorious human trafficker, finally moving past the case that upended her life. But when the accused is shot in broad daylight, the chaotic scene of the crime turns up few reliable bystanders. And one witness—a whistleblower who might be the key to everything—has disappeared.

After another person close to the case is killed, it’s clear that anyone who knows too much is in danger, and tracking down the witness becomes a matter of life-and-death. But as explosive secrets surface within the LAPD and FBI, Kara questions everything she thought she knew about the case, her colleagues and the life she left behind months ago.

Now with FBI special agent Matt Costa’s help, she must race to find the missing witness and get to the bottom of the avalanche of conspiracies that has rocked LA to its core…before it's too late.


Everyone on This Train is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson

When the Australian Mystery Writers’ Society invited me to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide, I was hoping for some inspiration for my second book. Fiction, this time: I needed a break from real people killing each other. Obviously, that didn’t pan out.

The program is a who’s who of crime writing royalty: the debut writer (me!), the forensic science writer, the blockbuster writer, the legal thriller writer, the literary writer, the psychological suspense writer

But when one of us is murdered, the remaining authors quickly turn into five detectives. Together, we should know how to solve a crime.

Of course, we should also know how to commit one.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B72 .R8 2004  History of western philosophy / Bertrand Russell  print & online




BF199 .F55 2020  How genes influence behavior / Jonathan Flint, Ralph J. Greenspan, Kenneth S. Kendler




BF637.S4 B8117 2021  Atlas of the heart : mapping meaningful connection and the language of human experience / Brene Brown



BJ1499.R4 H47 2022  Rest is resistance : a manifesto / Tricia Hersey

D: World History

DL448 .Y55 2018  History of Norway / John A. Yilek




DP17 .P55 2019  A concise history of Spain / William D. Phillips, Jr. and Carla Rahn Phillips




DP538 .B57 2018  A concise history of Portugal / David Birmingham, University of Kent, Canterbury




DT14 .P39 2022  The gifts of Africa : how a continent and its people changed the world / Jeff Pearce

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E184.A1 V46 2023  White power and American neoliberal culture / Patricia Ventura and Edward K. Chan




E98.R4 M37 2019  Documents of American Indian removal / Donna Martinez




F1408.3 .F47 2021  Festivals and heritage in Latin America : interdisciplinary dialogues on culture, identity and tourism / Fabiana Lopes da Cunha, Jorge Rabassa, editors



F3031.5 .T38 2023  Falklands/Malvinas 1982 : a war of two sides / Maria Ines Tato, Peter Stanley, Luis Esteban Dalla Fontana and Rob McLaughlin

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GV1469.37 .R45 2023  Red dead redemption : history, myth, and violence in the video game West / edited by John Wills and Esther Wright

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HB615 .H67 2020  Entertaining entrepreneurs : reality TV's Shark Tank and the American dream in uncertain times / Daniel Horowitz  print & online



HD1382.5 .C73 2020  Skip the flip : secrets the 1% know about real estate investing / Hayden Crabtree




HD1382.5 .L36 2022  Multifamily real estate investing : create reliable monthly cash flow, outpace inflation, and dominate with small multifamily properties, even without experience / Morgan Lane



HF5548.8 .R68 2021  Mental health at work / James Routledge




HG1710 .L44 2021  The promise of bitcoin : the future of money and how it can work for you / Bobby C. Lee




HG176.63.U6 F558 2022  The white wall : how big finance bankrupts Black America / Emily Flitter




HG179 .C755 2012  The truth about money lies / Russ Crosson with Kelly Talamo




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




HV4505 .H35 2022  Neighbors with no doors : the truth about homelessness and how you can make a difference / Josiah Haken




HV6248.S65 W45 2022  Scoundrel : how a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him, the conservative establishment, and the courts to set him free / Sarah Weinman



HV6529 .N47 2016  / Maggie Nelson




HV7431 .S257 2020  Stratified policing : an organizational model for proactive crime reduction and accountability / Roberto G. Santos and Rachel B. Santos



The birth of a nation ; the Civil War films of D.W. Griffith  evideo

J: Political Science

K: Law

K3263 .S56 2021  The privacy fix : how to preserve privacy in the onslaught of surveillance / Robert H. Sloan, Richard Warner

L: Education

LB1044.87 .S67 2020  Cybersafe young children : teaching Internet safety and responsibility, K-3 / Barbara Sprung, Merle Froschl, Nancy Gropper

P: Language, Literature

PL2478 .L36 2014  The Analects / Confucius




PN56.M36 H37 2023  Once upon a prime : the wondrous connections between mathematics and literature / Sarah Hart




PN6071.P295 P38 2022  Pathetic literature : an anthology / edited by Eileen Myles




PN6728.M6548 L58 2016  Monstress. Volume one, Awakening / Marjorie Liu, writer 




PN6728.W6 M68 2022  Wonder Woman : Earth one complete collection / Grant Morrison, writer




PN6790.J33 M58213 2012  Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind set / story and art by Hayao Miyazaki



PN6790.J33 Y664 2022  Beast code / story: Takahiro Yonemura




PN6790.J34 B34813 2013  Bakuman vols. 1-20 / story by Tsugumi Ohba

PN6790.J34 O7313 2005  Ouran High School Host Club vols. 1 -18/ [story and art by] Bisco Hatori




PN6790.J34 S532 2021  Attack on Titan omnibus. Vols. 1-15  / Hajime Isayama




PN6790.J34 S653 2022  Solanin / story & art by Inio Asano




PR6058.A5548 M66 2023  The moon and the desert / Robert E. Hampson




PR6119.I325 S65 2023  Solomon's crown : a novel / Natasha Siegel




PR9639.4.C39 B57 2023  Birnam Wood / Eleanor Catton

PS3014.T3 C3 2003  Casey at the bat : a ballad of the republic sung in the year 1888 / by Ernest L. Thayer




PS3501.S475 Z63 2022  A serpentine gesture: John Ashbery's poetry and phenomenology / Elisabeth W. Joyce




PS3555.V2126 O5 2011  One for the money / Janet Evanovich




PS3558.A443357 R34 2021  Rafael / Laurell K. Hamilton




PS3558.A443357 T47 2022  A terrible fall of angels / Laurell K. Hamilton




PS3561.I496 D46 2022  Demon Copperhead : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver




PS3563.O8867 B54 2010  B Jenkins / Fred Moten.




PS3563.U3954 A6 2013  Urban tumbleweed : notes from a tanka diary / Harryette Mullen




PS3563.U3954 R43 2006  Recyclopedia : Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge / Harryette Mullen




PS3563.U3954 S64 2002  Sleeping with the dictionary / Harryette Mullen




PS3563.Y498 A6 2019  Evolution / Eileen Myles




PS3563.Y498 F67 2020  For now / Eileen Myles




PS3564.E4687 S66 2018  Something bright, then holes / Maggie Nelson




PS3568.O243 A6 2022  Midnight shadows / Nora Roberts




PS3569.T3868 S65 2022  Snow crash : a novel / Neal Stephenson




PS3569.T3868 T47 2021  Termination shock : a novel / Neal Stephenson




PS3603.R893 D57 2019  Disquieting : essays on silence / Cynthia Cruz




PS3607.I276 D69 2022  A dowry of blood / S. T. Gibson




PS3610.I54 S64 2022  The spear cuts through water / Simon Jimenez




PS3611.E177 B53 2017  The black automaton / Douglas Kearney


PS3611.E177 S56 2021  Sho / Douglas Kearney




PS3616.A74547 O85 2021  Other people's comfort keeps me up at night / Morgan Parker




PS3616.A7846 R86 2023  Run, Rose, run / Dolly Parton and James Patterson

PS3617.U57 G57 2023  The girl with the make-believe husband : a Bridgerton prequel / Julia Quinn




PS3619.H356415 A6 2016  Look : poems / Solmaz Sharif




PS3619.H356415 C87 2022  Customs : poems / Solmaz Sharif




PS3620.O3259 A2 2022  Gephyromania / TC Tolbert




PS3622.A42526 F67 2019  Forever wolf / Maria Vale




PS3622.A42526 S43 2020  Season of the wolf / Maria Vale




PS3622.A42526 W654 2022  Wolf in the shadows / Maria Vale




PS591.G38 N472 2018  Nepantla : an anthology for queer poets of color / edited by Christopher Soto




PS617 .G73 2020  Gracious : poems from the 21st century South / edited by John Poch




PT9877.21.V46 S3713 2023  The couples trip : a novel / Ulf Kvensler




PZ7 .S72153 2011  The juice box bully : empowering kids to stand up for others / by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy



PZ7.1.B45535 Bl 2023  Blood debts / Terry J. Benton-Walker




PZ7.1.D41496 Kn 2022  Knight Owl / Christopher Denise



PZ7.1.R4554 Do 2023  A door in the dark / Scott Reintgen




PZ7.1.R54 Let 2018  Let's go outside / Kate Riggs, Monique Felix



PZ7.5.M427 We 2023  We are all so good at smiling / Amber McBride




PZ7.7.S543 Tal 2022  Talli, fille de la lune




PZ7.7.Y35 Sh 2014  The shadow hero / story by Gene Luen Yang




PZ7.H6844 On 1971  One fine day / by Nonny Hogrogian


PZ7.L4384 T54 1968  They were strong and good / written and illustrated by Robert Lawson



PZ7.P5954 Ji 2017  Jilly's terrible temper tantrums and how she outgrew them / written by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph. D.



PZ7.W58277 Ch 2012  Charlotte's web / E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q175.5 .S578 2022  How the world really works : the science behind how we got here and where we're going / Vaclav Smil




Q335 .G53 2022  Hacking artificial intelligence : a leader's guide from deepfakes to breaking deep learning / Davey Gibian




Q335 .M48 2022  Genius makers : the mavericks who brought AI to Google, Facebook and the world / Cade Metz




QA303 .M36 2021  Calculus : Essential calculus skills practice workbook with full solutions / Chris McMullen




QA303.2 .R857 2023  Calculus all-in-one / Mark Ryan




QA76.73.P98 C36 2023  Data Wrangling using pandas, SQL, and Java / Oswald Campesato




QA76.9.M35 K37 2022  Statistics for data scientists : an introduction to probability, statistics, and data analysis / by Maurits Kaptein, Edwin van den Heuvel



QA93 .M56 2023  Sports math : an introductory course in the mathematics of sports science and sports analytics / Roland B. Minton Roanoke College Salem, Virginia, USA



QC23 .H8818 2022  Everyday physics : colors, light and optical illusions / Michel A. Van Hove




QC902.9 .C544 2022  Climate change and disaster resilience : challenges, actions and innovations in urban planning / edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Roger L. Kemp and Alan R. Roper



QC995.46 .S27 2022  The climate demon : past, present, and future of climate prediction / R. Saravanan, Texas A&M University




QH309 .H37 2022  On life : cells, genes, and the evolution of complexity / Franklin M. Harold




QH440 .S27 2021  Cut-and-paste genetics : a CRISPR revolution / Sahotra Sarkar




QL85 .K532 2021  Animals' best friends : putting compassion to work for animals in captivity and in the wild / Barbara J. King




QR189 .R364 2022  Vaccines in the global era : how to deal safely and effectively with the pandemics of our time / Rino Rappuoli



Love thy nature  a vital journey Into the natural world  evideo

R: Medicine, Nursing

R856.A6 H67 2023  Biomedical engineering : materials, technology, and applications / Hossein Hosseinkhani




R858 .H57 2015  The history of medical informatics in the United States / Morris F. Collen, Marion J. Ball, editors




RC418 .G365 2021   The  oral-facial therapy exercise book : 2021 edition / by Cebra C. Gangale




RC681 .A68 2013  An introduction to heart failure / Carol Alvin RN, BSN




RJ506.A9 P75 2022  Uniquely human : a different way of seeing autism / Barry M. Prizant, PhD, with Tom Fields-Meyer




RJ506.A9 R5335 2022  Art as a language for autism : building effective therapeutic relationships with children and adolescents / Jane Ferris Richardson




RJ506.H9 M424 2019  Scattered minds : the origins and healing of attention deficit disorder / Gabor Mate, M.D.




RM666.H33 W568 2021  Finest herbal shop : the book of natural remedies / Anthia Wint




RM666.H33 W58 2021  The book of natural remedies for beginners / Anthia Wint




Learning to lead in physical therapy / editor, Jennifer Green-Wilson ; associate editor, Stacey Zeigler  print & online




Teeth : the untold story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America / Mary Otto

S: Agriculture

SF429.P58 M95 2017  Afterglow : a dog memoir / Eileen Myles

T: Technology, Culinary

TL152.8 .H475 2022  Inventing mobility for all : mastering mobility-as-a-service with self-driving vehicles / by Andreas Herrmann




TL210 .K54 2021  Advanced automotive engine performance / Michael Klyde




TT820 .C892 2013  Crochet one-skein wonders : 101 projects from crocheters around the world / [edited by] Judith Durant & Edie Eckman



TT820 .E86 2018  Whimsical stitches : a modern makers book of amigurumi crochet patterns / Lauren Espy



TT820 .M853 2018  Complete crochet course : the ultimate reference guide / Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby



TT825 .G88 2022  A crochet world of creepy creatures and cryptids : 40 amigurumi patterns for adorable monsters, mythical beings and more / Rikki Gustafson



TT870 .A13 2023  3D papercraft inspirations : dragons, unicorns & monsters collection




TX715.2.S68 M33 2019  A culinary history of Atlanta / Akila Sankar McConnell




TX763 .G6539 2021  Baking with Dorie : sweet, salty & simple / Dorie Greenspan




TX763 .S4257 2018  The vintage baker : more than 50 recipes from Butterscotch pecan curls to sour cream jumbles / Jessie Sheehan