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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: September 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.

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

K: Law

KF320.L4 P39 2019 edition  Paralegal ethics handbook / Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, Ellen Lockwood [and others]

P: Language, Literature

PE1128 .S9774 2018  English grammar for ESL learners / Ed Swick




PN1997.2 .B55 2018  BlacKkKlansman / Focus Features and Legendary Pictures




PN1997.2 .C36 2019  Can you ever forgive me? / Fox Searchlight Pictures




PN1997.2 .D43 2016  Deadpool / Twentieth Century Fox




PN1997.2 .G57 2019  The girl in the spider's web / Columbia Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures 




PN1997.2 .H38 2019  The hate u give / Fox 2000 Pictures




PN1997.2 .H47 2018  Hereditary / A24 and Palmstar Media




PN1997.2 .N63 2019  Nobody's fool / Paramount Pictures




PN1997.2 .R63 2014  Robocop / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures




PN1997.2 .W53 2019  Widows / Twentieth Century Fox 




PN1997.2 .W54 2019  The wife / Sony Pictures Classics and Silver Reel




PS3511.I9 G7 2003  The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald




PS3552.A45 I42 2019  If Beale Street could talk / written for the screen and directed by Barry Jenkins




PS3554.E92937 N49 2018  News of our loved ones : a novel / Abigail DeWitt




PS3608.O832 K58 2003  The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini




PS3608.O832 T56 2007  A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini




PS3611.A535 O75 2018  Original Syn / Beth Kander




PS3619.C496 W53 2018  What luck, this life / Kathryn Schwille

T: Technology

TH435 .N3 2019  National construction estimator / edited by Richard Pray

Leisure Books

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.
With The Testaments, the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 


The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.


Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world—and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment—is plunged into chaos.

Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men in women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.

Who is behind this? Why are they doing it? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its ribbon-cutting on Thursday.


The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson’s daughters—the Brontë sisters—learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.
These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent “lady detectors.” Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, “detecting is reading between the lines—it’s seeing what is not there.”
As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman’s place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril...


A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

Noah Turner sees monsters.

His father saw them—and built a shrine to them with The Wandering Dark, an immersive horror experience that the whole family operates.

His practical mother has caught glimpses of terrors but refuses to believe—too focused on keeping the family from falling apart.

And his eldest sister, the dramatic and vulnerable Sydney, won't admit to seeing anything but the beckoning glow of the spotlight . . . until it swallows her up.

Noah Turner sees monsters. But, unlike his family, Noah chooses to let them in . . .


The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind.

Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew.

Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jo’s world is destroyed again. Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother…