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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: August 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

C & D: World History

CT9991.G6 L47 2017  Joe Gould's teeth / Jill Lepore




DS98.6 .A26 2018  No turning back : life, loss, and hope in wartime Syria / Rania Abouzeid

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

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




​GV742 .C38 2019  Case studies in sport communication : you make the call / edited by Terry L. Rentner, Ph.D., David P. Burns, Ph.D

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC79.I55 L435 2018  AI superpowers : China, Silicon Valley, and the new world order / Kai-Fu Lee




HD6061.2.U6 B47 2018  The cost of being a girl : working teens and the origins of the gender wage gap / Yasemin Besen-Cassino



​HF5381 .B7785 2018  Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life / Bill Burnett and Dave Evans




​HM851 .C367 2018  From smartphones to social media : how technology affects our brains and behavior / Mark Carrier




HQ1237.5.U6 W37 2018  The war on women in the United States : beliefs, tactics, and the best defenses / Joel T. Nadler and Meghan R. Lowery, editors




HQ76.3.U5 S756 2018  Documents of the LGBT movement / Chuck Stewart




HS2330.K63 S25 2018  The Ku Klux Klan's campaign against Hispanics, 1921-1925 : rhetoric, violence and response in the American southwest / Juan O. Sanchez



​HV2474 .S6194 2015  Sociolinguistics and deaf communities / edited by Adam C. Schembri and Ceil Lucas




​HV4708 .F57 2018  Animal welfare science, husbandry and ethics : the evolving story of our relationship with farm animals / Mark Fisher ; foreword by Temple Grandin



​HV4708 .S29 2018  Animal management and welfare in natural disasters / James Sawyer and Gerardo Huertas




HV5089 .R667 2018  Mass shootings in America : understanding the debates, causes, and responses / Jaclyn Schildkraut, editor ; foreword by Frank DeAngelis



HV6795.C396 M66 2008  Charlotte : murder, mystery and mayhem / David Aaron Moore




HV7936.R3 B38 2018  Suspect citizens : what 20 million traffic stops tell us about policing and race / Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, Kelsey Shoub

J: Political Science

JC573.2.U6 .H397 2019  The rise of contemporary conservatism in the United States / by Kenneth J. Heineman

M: Music

​ML3830 .H35 2019  The psychology of music / Susan Hallam

P: Language, Literature

PN3377.5.S3 P88 2018  Putting the science in fiction : expert advice for writing with authenticity in science fiction, fantasy, & other genres / edited by Dan Koboldt ; foreword by Chuck Wendig




PN4874.K725 A25 2018  The point of it all : a lifetime of great loves and endeavors / Charles Krauthammer




PN6728.F44 P33 2019  Fence. Volume Two / written by C.S. Pacat ; illustrated by Johanna the Mad ; colors by Joana LaFuente




PN6728.I468 P53 2018  Infidel / writer, Pornsak Pichetshote ; artist, Aaron Campbell




PN6728.P36 V38 2018  Paper girls. 4 / Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Cliff Chiang, artist




PN6728.X2 B8673 2017  X-Men Blue. Vol. 2, Toil and trouble / writer, Cullen Bunn




PS3553.O5823 B54 2017  Big cat, little cat / Elisha Cooper



PS3618.I34469 A63 2015  And Tango makes three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell


PS559.C47 A15 2014  27 views of Charlotte : the Queen City in prose and poetry


PZ7.1 .L588 2018  Llama Llama and the lucky pajamas / based on the bestselling children's book by Anna Dewdney



PZ7.1.G6533 Al 2017  All around us / by Xelena Gonzalez ; illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia



PZ7.1.K533 Saf 2018  Saffron ice cream / Rashin Kheiriyeh



PZ7.1.M8825 Hel 2018  Hello Hot Dog! / words by Lily Murray ; pictures by Jarvis



PZ7.1.P535 Gr 2018  The greatest adventure / by Tony Piedra



PZ7.1.S247 Ki 2018  King Ben and Sir Rhino / Eric Sailer



PZ7.A2166 Ro 2011  Romeo & Juliet : a counting primer / by Jennifer Adams ; art by Alison Oliver



PZ7.B78065 Wh 2017  Why am I me? / pictures by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko ; words by Paige Britt



PZ7.C4523 Fk 2013  Five little monkeys trick-or-treat / Eileen Christelow


PZ7.E3225 In 2002  In my world / Lois Ehlert



PZ7.G88429 Ch 2015  Chasing freedom : the life journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, inspired by historical facts / by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Michele Wood



PZ7.M9825 Wi 2000  Wings / Christopher Myers




PZ7.N96323 Ct 2015  Curious George discovers the senses / adaptation by Adah Nuchi


PZ7.P75186 Em 2008  Emma Kate / Patricia Polacco




PZ7.P75186 Pi 2009  Picnic at Mudsock Meadow / Patricia Polacco




PZ7.W32949 Be 2018  Best friends in the universe / by Hector and Louie



PZ7.W63544 Jan 2018  Officer Pete / Ruth Wielockx ; translation from the Dutch by Clavis Publishing



PZ7.W65535 Bus 2019  A busy creature's day eating : an alphabetical smorgasbord / by Mo Willems


PZ7.W846 Ful 2015  The full moon at the napping house / written by Audrey Wood



​PZ73 .D65557 2018  How are you? = ¿Como estas? / Angela Dominguez



PZ8.3.D34426 Pet 2018  The Petes go marching / by James Dean

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

​QA28 .S538 2018  Hidden figures : the true story of four Black women and the space race / by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling



QA76.73.S67 T39 2019  SQL / by Allen G. Taylor




​QA93 .O75 2018  Dinosaurs! / by Gail Gibbons



QH541.5.S3 F685 2015  Curious George discovers the ocean / adaptation by Bethany V. Freitas



QL684.S6 S48 2018  Birds of the central Carolinas : including ornithological records and firsthand accounts from the Civil War era to today / written by Donald W. Seriff



​QR46 .F57 2014  The infectious microbe / William Firshein

R: Medicine, Nursing

RA401.A3 S34 2019  The prescription drug problem : a new American crisis? / Ryan D. Schroeder, Jason A. Ford, and George E. Higgins



​RF300 .B78 2019  Using hearing aids / by Harriet Brundle

S: Agriculture

T: Technology

TK1362.U38 H54 2019  Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster / Adam Higginbotham




TL236.3 .M55 2018  The state of American hot rodding : interviews on the craft and the road ahead / David Lawrence Miller




​TL412 .A76 2018  The bicycle / written by Lucas Arnoldussen ; illustrated by Mark Janssen



TL789.8.U6 D66 2019  Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11 / James Donovan

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Leisure Books

Lost You by Haylen Beck

Libby needs a break. Three years ago her husband split, leaving her to raise their infant son Ethan alone as she struggled to launch her writing career. Now for the first time in years, things are looking up. She's just sold her first novel, and she and Ethan are going on a much-needed vacation. Everything seems to be going their way, so why can't she stop looking over her shoulder or panicking every time Ethan wanders out of view? Is it because of what happened when Ethan was born? Except Libby's never told anyone the full story of what happened, and there's no way anyone could find her and Ethan at a faraway resort . . . right?

But three days into their vacation, Libby's fears prove justified. In a moment of inattention, Ethan wanders into an elevator before Libby can reach him. When the elevator stops and the doors open, Ethan is gone. Hotel security scours the building and finds no trace of him, but when CCTV footage is found of an adult finding the child wandering alone and leading him away by the hand, the police are called in. The search intensifies, a lost child case turning into a possible abduction. Hours later, a child is seen with a woman stepping through an emergency exit. Libby and the police track the woman down and corner her, but she refuses to release Ethan. Asked who she is, the woman replies: "I'm his mother."


Old Bones by Douglas Preston

Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism.

Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets.

Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.


The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.