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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: April 2019

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

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF575.H27 A27 2018  The happiness advantage : how a positive brain fuels success in work and life / Shawn Achor




BF637.S8 C68 2013  The 7 habits of highly effective people : powerful lessons in personal change / Stephen R. Covey




BF692.2 .W66 2018  The psychology of gender/ Gary W. Wood




BF724.5 .F54 2019  Mastering adulthood : go beyond adulting to become an emotional grown-up / Lara E. Fielding, PsyD




​BJ1496 .C39 2017  Soulful simplicity : how living with less can lead to so much more / Courtney Carver




​BS417 .B435 2018  The Bible book / [contributors, Tammi J. Schneider, et al]


C & D: World History

D804.45.U55 T73 2018  The United States and the Nazi Holocaust : race, refuge, and remembrance / Barry Trachtenberg




​DT1974 .P65 2014  Who Was Nelson Mandela? / by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso



E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GF86 .W5547 2018  Weather disasters : how to prepare for and survive earthquakes, tornadoes, blizzards, and other catastrophes / Mark D. Williams and Amy Becker Williams



​GT3405 .K55 2016  The complete guide to successful event planning : with companion CD-ROM / Shannon S. Kilkenny




GV1469.34.S52 G45 2018  Gamer nation : the rise of modern gaming and the compulsion to play again / Eric Geissinger




GV1811.S377 G75 2019  Nobody's fool : the life and times of Schlitzie the Pinhead / Bill Griffith

H: Social Sciences - Business, Economics, Sociology

HD9580.A2 F56 2018  Pipeline politics : assessing the benefits and harms of energy policy / Madelon L. Finkel




HF5548.8 .G7185 2018  Ask a manager : how to navigate clueless colleagues, lunch-stealing bosses, and the rest of your life at work / Alison Green



HF5718.3 .B765 2019  The only business writing book you'll ever need / Laura Brown




​HG179 .F4425 2019  The 30-day money cleanse : take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good / Ashley Feinstein Gerstley



​HG3766 .V97 2019  Going broke : why Americans (still) can't hold on to their money / Stuart Vyse




​HM1106 .R875 2019  Team human / Douglas Rushkoff




​HM1261 .B87 2003b  Transforming leadership : a new pursuit of happiness / James MacGregor Burns




​HM851 .H623 2018  Fully connected : social health in an age of overload / Julia Hobsbawm




HN49.R33 B464 2018  Extremism / J.M. Berger




HN59.2 .G58 2018  The culture of fear : why Americans are afraid of the wrong things / Barry Glassner




HQ799.2.P6 B76 2016  Powered by girl : a field guide for supporting youth activists / Lyn Mikel Brown




HQ1063.2.U6 G38 2019  Waiting on retirement : aging and economic insecurity in low-wage work / Mary Gatta




​HV6625 .H55 2019  The #MeToo movement / Laurie Collier Hillstrom




​HV6789 .G644 2018  Dirty John : and other true stories of outlaws and outsiders / Christopher Goffard

J: Political Science

​JC423 .M617 2018  Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world / James Miller




​JF799 .S38 2018  Resist! : how to be an activist in the age of defiance / Michael Segalov




​JK1978 .K35 2019  Threats to civil liberties. voting / by Stuart A. Kallen




​JV6475 .D65 2018  Disabled upon arrival : eugenics, immigration, and the construction of race and disability / Jay Timothy Dolmage

K: Law

​KF3467 .T49 2016  Because of sex : one law, ten cases, and fifty years that changed American women's lives at work / Gillian Thomas




​KF4750 .I58 2019  Interpreting the Bill of Rights / Avery Elizabeth Hurt, book editor




KF8745.M34 L56 2012  Thurgood Marshall / by Barbara M. Linde

L: Education

LC2574.6 .L39 2019  Supporting transgender and non-binary students and staff in further and higher education : practical advice for colleges and universities / Dr. Matson Lawrence, Dr. Stephanie McKendry




​LC5215 .K573 2018  Never too late : the adult student's guide to college / Rebecca Klein-Collins, with the Washington Monthly

M: Music

N: Fine Arts

ND553.P5 B5713 2015  Pablo / by Julie Birmant & Clement Oubrerie ; translated by Edward Gauvin

P: Language, Literature

PE1129.S8 Y35 2012  Master the basics of English for Spanish speakers / Jean Yates




PL867.5.R54 A2 2018  The travelling cat chronicles / Hiro Arikawa ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel




PN3433.5 .S325 2009  Science fiction : stories and contexts / edited by Heather Masri




​PN6101 .P544 2014  Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001 / edited by Carolyn Forch├⌐ and Duncan Wu




PQ7392.B425 L83 2017  Lucky broken girl / Ruth Behar




PS153.N5 W37 2018  Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology / edited by Glory Edim




PS3537.T3234  R4 2017  The red pony / John Steinbeck




PS3552.A45 I4 2018  If Beale Street could talk : a novel / James Baldwin




PS3554.I32 D44 2005  Deliverance / James Dickey




PS3556.O68 B58 2004  Blue hour : poems / Carolyn Forch




PS3556.O68 G3 1976  Gathering the tribes / Carolyn Forch




PS3557.O3688 S58 2000  The slow way back : a novel / Judy Goldman




PS3569.E314 A6 2018  Calypso / David Sedaris




PS3570.R587 W44 2016  The weekenders / Mary Kay Andrews




PS3573.O64524 Z46 2018  Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson




PS3601.S46 A6 2018  If they come for us : poems / Fatimah Ashgar




PS3610.O6285 J67 2018  Josephine Baker's last dance : a novel / Sherry Jones




PS3623.A8734 P54 2017  Piecing me together / Rene Watson




PS634.2 O24 2018  The Oberon anthology of contemporary American plays / edited by Mark Subias




PZ7.A528 Let 2019  Let's go swimming on doomsday / Natalie C. Anderson




PZ7.M47833752 All 2018  All the stars denied / Guadalupe Garcia McCall




PZ7.1.K277 Le 2018  Let's talk about love / Claire Kann




PZ7.1.Y74 Sk 2018  Sky in the deep / Adrienne Young




PZ7.7.N46 Gr 2018  Grand theft horse / written by G. Neri ; illustrated by Corban Wilkin




PZ7.7.U53 Ch 2018  #Hockey / Ngozi Ukazu

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

​Q173 .H388 2018  Brief answers to the big questions / Stephen Hawking




​QA157 .M28 2011  The math dude's quick and dirty guide to algebra / Jason Marshall




QC145.2 .M565 2019  Liquid rules : the delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives / Mark Miodownik




QH541.14 .I36 2018  The wondrous workings of planet Earth : understanding our world and its ecosystems / by Rachel Ignotofsky



​QP360 .H379 2018  Your brain and you : a simple guide to neuropsychology / Dr Nicky Hayes




​QP426 .R6292 2018  Why we dream : the transformative power of our nightly journey / Alice Robb



R: Medicine, Nursing

​RC111 .K56 2019  Graphic guide to infectious disease / Brian Kloss, Travis Bruce



RC86.8 .B78 2019  Extraordinary cases in emergency medicine / Douglas D. Brunette




RC552.O25 T66 2019  The elephant in the room : one fat man's quest to get smaller in a growing America / Tommy Tomlinson




RC568.O45 M46 2018  American overdose : the opioid tragedy in three acts / Chris McGreal




RJ399.C6 G84 2018  Healthy children : how parents, teachers, and community can help to prevent obesity in children / Smita Guha

S: Agriculture

S589.8 .H36 2010  Growing media for ornamental plants and turf / Kevin Handreck, Neil Black




​SB435 .P74 2017  The tree doctor : a guide to tree care and maintenance / Daniel Prendergast, Erin Prendergast

T: Technology, Home Economics, Cookery, Nutrition, Food and Food Supply

TL152.3 .L49 2018  Power under her foot : women enthusiasts of American muscle cars / Chris Lezotte




​TL539 .F549 2018  Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history / Keith O'Brien




TL540.E3 J47 2002  Who was Amelia Earhart? / by Kate Boehm Jerome ; illustrated by David Cain




​TT14 .D38 2019  Craftfulness : mend yourself by making things / Rosemary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin




​TT507 .G68 2015  The fashion industry and its careers : an introduction / Michele M. Granger




​TX321 .K6613 2014  The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo ; translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano



​TX324 .R47 2017  What your clutter is trying to tell you : uncover the message in the mess and reclaim your life / Kerri L. Richardson

Leisure Reading

Outbreak by T. Davis Bunn

The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.

An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He's had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn't disappeared--it has just moved on.

When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can't convince the world of what's about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Imagine you could erase grief.
Imagine you could remove pain.
Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret.

Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored.

But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends—and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten.

The Pandora Room by Christopher Golden

Archaeologist Sophie Durand has spent her life studying ancient mythology and languages. Years of work have led her to the greatest discovery of her career, a subterranean city deep in the heart of Northern Iraq. When Sophie’s team uncovers a secret chamber whose walls are covered in cuneiform, along with a warning from Alexander the Great, history and mythology begin to merge. The writings confirm the Pandora tale of two jars, but the chamber guards only one. It’s a find that could make history, or start a war.

Weird-science expert Ben Walker is called in as the mystery grows ugly. Those who believe the myth want to know which jar was found, the one containing blessings or the one full of curses. Governments rush to lay claim, but jihadi forces aren’t waiting for the dust to settle. Whatever the jars contain, they want it, no matter the cost. For Sophie, Walker, and the others, the Pandora Room may soon become their tomb.

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and—with Miranda's help—he designs Adam's personality. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma. 

The Invited by Jennifer McMahon

In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. With her passion for artifacts, Helen finds special materials to incorporate into the house--a beam from an old schoolroom, bricks from a mill, a mantel from a farmhouse--objects that draw her deeper into the story of Hattie and her descendants, three generations of Breckenridge women, each of whom died suspiciously. As the building project progresses, the house will become a place of menace and unfinished business: a new home, now haunted, that beckons its owners and their neighbors toward unimaginable danger.

Saving Meghan by DJ Palmer

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others, including her husband Carl, claim she's obsessed and can't stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter's expense.

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of Meghan’s illness. Doctors suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?

As the Gerards grow more and more suspicious of each other and their medical team, Becky must race against time to prove her daughter has a deadly disease. But first, she must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten to not only upend her once-ordered life…but to destroy it.

The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be the one in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky—always restless and more than a little reckless—was the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland.

For a while, it seemed that both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.

Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different—and Chloe is married to Adam. When he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenage stepson’s biological mother—her estranged sister, Nicky—back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite . . . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.