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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: January 2020

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

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

​E453 .S57 2020  Emancipation and the End of Slavery / Joel M. Sipress, University of Wisconsin-Superior



E99.T34 H35 2019  Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hamalainen




E185.63 .H36 2019  Blacks in the military and beyond / G. L. A. Harris and Evelyn L. Lewis

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

​GT4975 .K54 2016  Thanksgiving : the holiday at the heart of the American experience / Melanie Kirkpatrick

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HB849.415 C55 2019  Climate change and population displacement / Marcia Amidon Lusted, book editor




HD9000.5 .I5415 2020  The industrial food complex / Joellen McCarty, book editor




​HF1713 .T365 2020  Tariffs and the future of trade / Eamon Doyle, book editor




​HM841 .C76 2019  Cultural appropriation / M. M. Eboch, book editor




​HM851 .H689 2019  How technology is changing human behavior : issues and benefits / C. G. Prado, editor




​HQ1233 .U56 2019  Misogyny : the new activism / Gail Ukockis




​HQ1236 .G461334 2020  Gender diversity in government / Avery Elizabeth Hurt, book editor




HQ1236.5.U6 I523 2018  Modern HERstory : stories of women and nonbinary people rewriting history / Blair Imani



HQ799.2.M352 U63 2019  Left to their own devices : how digital natives are reshaping the American dream / Julie M. Albright




HV8144.F43 O43 2019  The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency / Willard M. Oliver



HV8148.N5 T39 2019  Fight the power : African Americans and the long history of police brutality in New York City / Clarence Taylor



HF6125.5 .M34 2019  Race me in a lobster suit : absurd internet ads and the real conversations that followed / Kelly Mahon




​HQ1090 .M3287 2020  Male privilege / Anna Wenzel, book editor




HQ1090.7.A8 F67 2019  Boys will be boys : power, patriarchy and toxic masculinity / Clementine Ford




HQ1236.5.U6 D47 2018  Let's celebrate Women's equality day / by Barbara deRubertis




HQ76.5 .S74 2016  Pride : celebrating diversity & community / Robin Stevenson



​HQ766 .R44475 2020  Reproductive rights / Kathryn Roberts, book editor




HQ777.8 .C66 2000  ABC : a family alphabet book / Bobbie Combs


​HV5748 .V37 2020  Vaping / Andrew Karpan, book editor




​HV9471 .B384 2018  American prison : a reporter's undercover journey into the business of punishment / Shane Bauer


HJ4653.R6 S2347 2019  The triumph of injustice : how the rich dodge taxes and how to make them pay / Emmanuel Saez and  Gabriel Zucman




HQ759.912 .S67 2019  Between two worlds : my life as a child of deaf adults / David Sorensen




​HV2395 .H55 2012  Language attitudes in the American deaf community / Joseph Christopher Hill




​HV2402 .A45 2019  Professional autonomy in video relay service interpreting / Erica Alley




​HV2402 .D425 2018  Deaf eyes on interpreting / Thomas K. Holcomb, David H. Smith, editors




​HV2402 .N495 2018  The next generation of research in interpreter education : pursuing evidence-based practices / Cynthia B. Roy and Elizabeth A. Winston, editors



​HV2402 .R69 2018  The academic foundations of interpreting studies : an introduction to its theories / Cynthia B. Roy, Jeremy L. Brunson, and Christopher A. Stone



​HV2474 .S96298 2015  Sign language archaeology : understanding the historical roots of American sign language / Ted Supalla and Patricia Clark



HV2534.W75 A3 1999  Sounds like home : growing up Black and deaf in the South / Mary Herring Wright




HV2944.N4 M35 2019  A constant struggle : deaf education in New South Wales since World War II / Naomi Malone




​HV6773 .F39 2019  Kingdom of lies : unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime / Kate Fazzini




​HV9950 .B358 2019  Prisoners of politics : breaking the cycle of mass incarceration / Rachel Elise Barkow




HC79.P6 S67 2017  Poverty and hunger / Louise Spilsbury ; Hanane Kai



HG221.5 W67 2008  One cent, two cents, old cent, new cent / by Bonnie Worth




​HJ5021 .P54 2019  Tar Heel lightnin' : how secret stills and fast cars made North Carolina the moonshine capital of the world / Daniel S. Pierce


J: Political Science

K: Law

​KF5599 .E4685 2018  Eminent domain and economic growth : perspectives on benefits, harms, and new trends / edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III



​KF154 .A42  American jurisprudence : a modern comprehensive text statement of American law, State and Federal




KF373.G59 A3 2019  Nobody's victim : fighting psychos, stalkers, pervs, and trolls / Carrie Goldberg with Jeannine Amber




​KF4802 .S74  Steel on immigration law / by Richard D. Steel



​KZ6687 .O54 2018  One nation, under drones : legality, morality, and utility of unmanned combat systems / [edited by] CAPT John E. Jackson, USN (Ret.)

M: Music

​ML3470 .B734 2017  The poetry of pop / Adam Bradley

N: Fine Arts

​N6490 .A716515 2018  Art after empire : from colonialism to globalisation / edited by Warren Carter

P: Language, Literature

​PE1478 .W75 2018  Writing smart / the staff of the Princeton Review




PJ1555.E5 F38 2015  The Egyptian book of the dead / Raymond O. Faulkner




PS3601.H5822 I58 2019  Internment / Samira Ahmed




PS3618.I94 J85 2019  Juliet takes a breath / Gabby Rivera




PS3623.I57748 A6 2017  They can't kill us until they kill us : essays / Hanif Abdurraqib




PS648.S5  O23 2019  The O. Henry Prize stories. 2019 / chosen and with an introduction by Laura Furman




​PN147 .G43 2019  Seven steps to confident writing / Alan Gelb




​PN6714 .K37 2018  Between pen and pixel : comics, materiality, and the book of the future / Aaron Kashtan




PS3614.G97 R45 2018  The refugees / Viet Thanh Nguyen




PZ7.W6681739 Imp 2019  Impossible Music / Sean Williams




PZ7.J4134 Lem 2012  Lemonade in winter : a book about two kids counting money / written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA76.6 .F653 2015  Learning to program / Steven Foote




QA76.73.P224 M34 2018  PHP & MySQL in easy steps / Mike McGrath



QA76.73.T97 V36 2019  Effective TypeScript : 62 specific ways to improve your TypeScript / Dan Vanderkam




QA76.76.C672 F84 2019  Game design workshop : a playcentric approach to creating innovative games / Tracy Fullerton



QA76.76.C672 N97 2014  Game programming patterns / Robert Nystrom



​QB820 .G64 2018  Exoplanets : hidden worlds and the quest for extraterrestrial life / Donald Goldsmith




QC494.7 .L67 2019  Color : a visual history from Newton to modern color matching guides / Alexandra Loske




QE534.3 .S95 2019  Plate tectonics and great earthquakes : 50 years of earth-shaking events / Lynn R. Sykes




​QH447 .F7535 2019  Learning about your genes : a primer for non-biologists / Errol C. Friedberg, M.D.




​QP41 .P74 2019  Physiology / Robin R. Preston, Thad E. Wilson




​QP571 .E67 2019  Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything / Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH



QR82.S78  .K534 2018  The blink of an eye : how I died and started living / Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard




QA76.76.C672 P3765 2019  Game development using Python / James R. Parker




QA76.76.C672 R64 2014  Level up! : the guide to great video game design / Scott Rogers




​QB982 .M44 2019  The cosmic mystery tour : a high-speed journey through space & time / Nicholas Mee




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




​QK124 .L25 2004  Woody plants of the Southeastern United States : a winter guide / Ron Lance

R: Medicine, Nursing

​R724 .S39335 2018  Rethinking health care ethics / Stephen Scher, Kasia Kozlowska




RC451.4.S7 H53 2019  The stressed years of their lives : helping your kid survive and thrive during their college years / B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., M.F.T. & Anthony Rostain, M.D., M.A



​R724 .M33 2018  Historical dictionary of medical ethics / Laurence B. McCullough




RA564.85 .D92 2019  Diagnosis female : how medical bias endangers women's health / Emily Dwass




RA564.9.T73 H43 2019  A guide to transgender health : state-of-the-art information for gender-affirming people and their supporters / Rachel Ann Heath, PhD, and Katie Wynne, PhD, FRACP

S: Agriculture

​SB119 .R67 2018  How to propagate 375 plants : a practical guide to propagating your own flowers, foliage plants, trees, shrubs, climbers, dry-loving plants, bog and water plants, vegetables and herbs / Richard Rosenfeld



​SB321 .G835 2015  Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet / US editor, Kate Johnsen



SB411.6 .K85 2015  Roses without chemicals : 150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses / Peter E. Kukielski



SB415 .M28 2014  The greenhouse gardener's manual / Roger Marshall



​SB473 .A443 2017  The essential garden design workbook / Rosemary Alexander and Rachel Myers




​SB473 .M68 2018  The less is more garden : big ideas for designing your small yard / Susan Morrison




SB605.N7 C73 2018  Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs / Whitney Cranshaw and David Shetlar



​SF61 .B348 2011  The backyard homestead guide to raising farm animals / edited by Gail Damerow

T: Technology

​TJ810 .K56 2018  Solar power and energy storage systems / Hee-Je Kim




TK5102.94 .D66 2018  History of cryptography and cryptanalysis : codes, ciphers, and their algorithms / John F. Dooley




​TL255 .B37 2019  Sheet metal shaping : tools, skills, and projects / by Ed Barr




TL799.M6 L386 2019  Reaching for the moon : a short history of the space race / Roger D. Launius




​TJ211 .R684 2018  Industrial robotics fundamentals : theory and applications / by Larry T. Ross, Stephen W. Fardo, Michael F. Walach



TJ223.P76 R34 2018  Programmable logic controllers : hardware and programming / Max Rabiee




​TK146 .G44 2009  Electricity & electronics / by Howard H. Gerrish, William E. Dugger, Jr., Richard M. Roberts




​TK2514 .P48 2010  Electric motors and control systems / Frank D. Petruzella




​TK4058 .B78 2002  Electronic variable speed drives / Michael E. Brumbach




​TK454 .B68 2000  Introductory circuit analysis / Robert L. Boylestad




​TK454 .F5698 2010  Principles of electric circuits : electron flow version / Thomas L. Floyd




​TK7816 .F57 2010  Electronics fundamentals : circuits, devices, and applications / Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla




​TX385 .H36 2019  Seafood : ocean to the plate / Shingo Hamada and Richard Wilk




​TX651 .J62 2008  The science of good food : the ultimate reference on how cooking works / David Joachim and Andrew Schloss with A. Philip Handel



TX819.H4 B393 2016  The culinary herbal : growing and preserving 97 flavorful herbs / Susan Belsinger, Arthur O. Tucker




TX950.56 .B37 2019  The tavern : a social history of drinking and conviviality / Steven D. Barleen

U & V: Military Science

​UB417 .S78 2019  The U.S. Military and Civil Rights Since World War II / Heather Stur

Leisure Books

The Prized Girl by Amy K. Green

Days after a young pageant queen named Jenny is found murdered, her small town grieves the loss alongside her picture-perfect parents. At first glance, Jenny's tragic death appears clear-cut for investigators. The most obvious suspect is one of her fans, an older man who may have gotten too close for comfort. But Jenny's half-sister, Virginia—the sarcastic black sheep of the family—isn't so sure of his guilt and takes matters into her own hands to find the killer.

But for Jenny's case and Virginia's investigation, there's more to the story. Virginia, still living in town and haunted by her own troubled teenage years, suspects that a similar darkness lay beneath the sparkling veneer of Jenny's life. Alternating between Jenny's final days and Virginia's determined search for the truth, the sisters' dual narratives follow a harrowing trail of suspects, with surprising turns that race toward a shocking finale. 

Remembrance by Rita Woods

Remembrance…It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy…if you can make it there.

Ohio, present day. An elderly woman who is more than she seems warns against rising racism as a young nurse grapples with her life.

Haiti, 1791, on the brink of revolution. When the slave Abigail is forced from her children to take her mistress to safety, she discovers New Orleans has its own powers.

1857 New Orleansa city of unrest: Following tragedy, house girl Margot is sold just before her promised freedom. Desperate, she escapes and chases a whisper.... Remembrance.

​Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling

Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it.

In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can't quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop that he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.
Qualityland, Marc-Uwe Kling's first book to be translated into English, is a brilliantly clever, illuminating satire in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and George Orwell that offers a visionary, frightening, and all-too funny glimpse at a near future we may be hurtling toward faster than it's at all comfortable to admit. So why delay any longer? TheShop already knows you're going to love this book. You may as well head to the cash register, crack the covers, and see why that is for yourself.

The God Game by Danny Tobey

They call themselves the Vindicators. Targeted by bullies and pressured by parents, these geeks and gamers rule the computer lab at Turner High School. Wealthy bad boy Peter makes and breaks rules. Vanhi is a punk bassist at odds with her heritage. Kenny's creativity is stifled by a religious home life. Insecure and temperamental, Alex is an outcast among the outcasts. And Charlie, the leader they all depend on, is reeling from the death of his mother, consumed with reckless fury.

They each receive an invitation to play The God Game. Created by dark-web coders and maintained by underground hackers, the video game is controlled by a mysterious artificial intelligence that believes it is God. Obey the almighty A.I. and be rewarded. Defiance is punished. Through their phone screens and high-tech glasses, Charlie and his friends see and interact with a fantasy world superimposed over reality. The quests they undertake on behalf of "God" seem harmless at first, but soon the tasks have them questioning and sacrificing their own morality.

High school tormentors get their comeuppance. Parents and teachers are exposed as hypocrites. And the Vindicators' behavior becomes more selfish and self-destructive as they compete against one another for prizes each believes will rescue them from their adolescent existence. But everything they do is being recorded. Hooded and masked thugs are stalking and attacking them. "God" threatens to expose their secrets if they attempt to quit the game. And losing the game means losing their lives. 

Genesis by Robin Cook

When the body of twenty-eight-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant but enigmatic Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren't adding up. Kera's family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked are insisting the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was--or whether he holds the key to Kera's final moments alive.

As a medical emergency temporarily sidelines Laurie, impulsive Aria turns to a controversial new technique: using genealogic DNA databases to track down those who don't want to be found. Working with experts at a start-up ancestry website, she plans to trace the fetus's DNA back to likely male relatives in the hopes of identifying the mystery father. But when Kera's closest friend and fellow social worker is murdered, the need for answers becomes even more urgent. Because someone out there clearly doesn't want Kera's secrets to come to light . . . and if Aria gets any closer to the truth, she and Laurie might find themselves a killer's next targets.

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens

After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored. Even his beloved woods, his playground as a child and his sanctuary as he grew older, seem to be closing in on him, suffocating him.

Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins -- a black family settling into a community where notions of "us" and "them" carry the weight of history -- forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold: the mother who wraps herself in the loss of her husband, the neighbor who carries the wounds of a mysterious past that he holds close, the quiet boss who is fighting his own hidden battle.

But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the African-American woman who keeps the books at the local plastics factory. Word has it that Ms. Poe left town, along with a hundred thousand dollars of company money. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven into the deepest fabric of his world.

As the mystery of her fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town -- and he will be forced to choose sides. 

Property of the State by Kiki Swinson

Trust no one
She killed her abusive boyfriend in self-defense. But in jail, violent female gangs paid off by her enemies keep her fearing for her life—and land her in the hospital. From there, a medical testing facility is her one dubious hope for some kind of safety.
Watch your back
But from the moment she hits the yard, she and other prisoners are victimized by illegal medical experiments. Injected with lethal diseases and made a test subject for experimental vaccines, she’s clinging to determination by the slimmest thread—until she forms an alliance with a Corrections Officer.
Survive the night
Now she’s got unexpected help—and thanks to the CO, a risky plan to escape. But her only way out means racking up bodies. And as lethal obstacles pile ever higher, she soon may not have any future to save. 

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