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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: August 2021

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

Falling by T.J. Newman

You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die. The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.

Choose Me by Tess Gerritson

Taryn Moore is young, beautiful, and brilliant…so why would she kill herself? When Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate the girl’s fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, she knows in her gut there’s more to the story. Her instincts are confirmed when surprise information is revealed that could have been reason enough for Taryn’s suicide—or a motive for her murder.

To English professor Jack Dorian, Taryn was the ultimate fantasy: intelligent, adoring, and completely off limits. But there was also a dark side to Taryn, a dangerous streak that threatened those she turned her affections to—including Jack. And now that she’s dead, his problems are just beginning.

After Frankie uncovers a trove of sordid secrets, it becomes clear that Jack may know the truth. He is guilty of deception, but is he capable of cold-blooded murder?

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre. For more than a decade, she’s been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, working to put their lives back together. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to rip their lives apart again, piece by piece.
But the thing about final girls is that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

The Bone Code  by Kathy Reichs

On the way to hurricane-ravaged Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Tempe receives a call from the Charleston coroner. The storm has tossed ashore a medical waste container. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sheeting and bound with electrical wire. Tempe recognizes many of the details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec years earlier. With a growing sense of foreboding, she travels to Montreal to gather evidence.

Meanwhile, health authorities in South Carolina become increasingly alarmed as a human flesh-eating contagion spreads. So focused is Tempe on identifying the container victims that, initially, she doesn’t register how their murders and the pestilence may be related. But she does recognize one unsettling fact. Someone is protecting a dark secret—and willing to do anything to keep it hidden.

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.

Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.

When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. 

Mrs. March by Virginia Feito

George March’s latest novel is a smash. No one could be prouder than his dutiful wife, Mrs. March, who revels in his accolades. A careful creature of routine and decorum, she lives a precariously controlled existence on the Upper East Side until one morning, when the shopkeeper of her favorite patisserie suggests that her husband’s latest protagonist―a detestable character named Johanna―is based on Mrs. March herself. Clutching her ostrich leather pocketbook and mint-colored gloves, she flees the shop. What could have merited this humiliation?

That one casual remark robs Mrs. March of the belief that she knew everything about her husband―and herself―thus sending her on an increasingly paranoid journey that begins within the pages of a book. While snooping in George’s office, Mrs. March finds a newspaper clipping about a missing woman. Did George have anything to do with her disappearance? He’s been going on a lot of “hunting trips” up north with his editor lately, leaving Mrs. March all alone at night with her tormented thoughts, and the cockroaches that have suddenly started to appear, and strange breathing noises . . . As she begins to decode her husband’s secrets, her deafening anxiety and fierce determination threaten everyone in her wake―including her stoic housekeeper, Martha, and her unobtrusive son, Jonathan, whom she loves so profoundly, when she remembers to love him at all.

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

Six friends.
One college reunion.
One unsolved murder.

Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has planned her triumphant return to her southern, elite Duquette University, down to the envious whispers that are sure to follow in her wake. Everyone is going to see the girl she wants them to see―confident, beautiful, indifferent. Not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather Shelby's murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she'd been closest to since freshman year.

But not everyone is ready to move on. Not everyone left Duquette ten years ago, and not everyone can let Heather's murder go unsolved. Someone is determined to trap the real killer, to make the guilty pay. When the six friends are reunited, they will be forced to confront what happened that night―and the years' worth of secrets each of them would do anything to keep hidden.

The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng

Her birthday should be like any other night.
One minute Kelly’s a free-spirited artist in Chicago going to her best friend’s art show. The next, she opens a door and mysteriously emerges in her Michigan hometown. Suddenly her life is unrecognizable: She's got twelve years of the wrong memories in her head and she's married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school.

Racing to get back to her old life, Kelly's search leads only to more questions. In this life, she loves Eric and wants to trust him, but everything she discovers about him—including a connection to a mysterious tech startup—tells her she shouldn't. And strange things keep happening. The tattoos she had when she was an artist briefly reappear on her skin, she remembers fights with Eric that he says never happened, and her relationships with loved ones both new and familiar seem to change without warning.

But the closer Kelly gets to putting the pieces together, the more her reality seems to shift. And if she can't figure out what happened on her birthday, the next change could cost her everything...

Murder Most Fowl by Donna Andrews

In Murder Most Fowl, Meg Langslow’s in for a busy summer. Her husband is directing a production of Macbeth, and most of the cast and crew are occupying spare bedrooms in their house. She also has to keep an eye on Camp Birnam, where a group of medieval reenactors are commemorating the real-life Macbeth by setting up what they fondly believe is an authentic medieval Scottish military camp.

And then there’s Damien Goodwin, a filmmaker who has been hanging around, trying to document the production. When Goodwin hosts a showing of some of the footage he’s taken, he manages to embarrass or offend just about everyone. The next morning Meg isn’t exactly surprised to find that someone has murdered him.

But who? Some people’s motives were obvious from the footage: the couple whose affair was revealed . . . the bombastic leader of the reenactors, who could be facing years in prison if the evidence from the video helps convict him of sheep stealing . . . the actress who’s desperately trying to downplay a health issue that could cost her the role of her life. Other motives are only hinted at—did the filmmaker have other footage that would reveal why one of the actors is behaving so furtively?

Unfortunately, whoever murdered Goodwin also destroyed all the electronic devices on which his video was stored. So Caerphilly’s chief of police—and Meg—must rediscover the same secrets the filmmaker did if they want to catch a killer.

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

They went away as friends.
They came back as suspects.

Rachel and Jack. Paige and Noah. And Will. Five friends who’ve known one another for years. Then along came Ali, Will’s new fiancée.

The three couples travel to Portugal for Ali and Will’s destination wedding. The weekend away at the gorgeous cliff-top villa is a chance to relax and get to know Ali an little better. She seems perfectly nice—and Will seems happy after years of bad choices.

But when Rachel discovers a shocking secret about Ali, everything changes. As the wedding weekend unfolds, the secrets each of them holds begin to spill, and friendships and marriages threaten to unravel.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about the Problem of race in America, and what he called “Double Consciousness,” a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois’s words all too well. Bearing the names of two formidable Black Americans—the revered choreographer Alvin Ailey and her great grandmother Pearl, the descendant of enslaved Georgians and tenant farmers—Ailey carries Du Bois’s Problem on her shoulders.

Ailey is reared in the north in the City but spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother’s family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that’s made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma, as well as the whispers of women—her mother, Belle, her sister, Lydia, and a maternal line reaching back two centuries—that urge Ailey to succeed in their stead.

To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and white—in the deep South. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF575.P9 R67 2020  Everyday bias : identifying and navigating unconscious judgments in our daily lives / Howard J. Ross




BF637.S4 W557 2019  The path made clear : discovering your life's direction and purpose / Oprah Winfrey



BL65.H36 B78 2016  The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world / His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams



BP223.Z8 L57943 1973  The autobiography of Malcolm X / with the assistance of Alex Haley





BQ5618.V5 N4813 1987b  The miracle of mindfulness : an introduction to the practice of meditation / Thich Nhat Hanh

C: History of Civilization, Biography

CT9971.M38 K73 2015  Into the wild / Jon Krakauer

D: World History

DQ36.H86 S96 2021  Switzerland : the essential guide to customs & culture / Kendall Hunter




DS493.7 .F45 2021  Nepal : the essential guide to customs & culture / Tessa Feller and Alan Mercel-Sanca




DS556.42.M88 V54 2021  Vietnam : the essential guide to customs & culture / Geoffrey Murray




DT433.24 .C53 2021  Uganda : the essential guide to customs & culture / Ian Clarke

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E184.A1 R45 2020  Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you / written by Jason Reynolds 




E185.61 .T23 2020  Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America / Candacy Taylor




E185.97.H24 A33 2014  Roots : the saga of an American family / Alex Haley




E645 .H37 2021  Monumental harm : reckoning with Jim Crow Era Confederate monuments / Roger C. Hartley




E668 .F37 2020  Freedom on trial : the first post-Civil War battle over civil rights and voter suppression / Scott Farris




F264.C4 C76 2017  Secret Charlotte : a guide to the weird, wonderful, and obscure / Sarah Crosland




F334.M753 P385537 2021  Rosa Parks : a life in American history / Darryl Mace




F704.T92 M33 2001  The burning : massacre, destruction, and the Tulsa race riot of 1921 / Tim Madigan

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GE230 .R38 2020  A field guide to climate anxiety : how to keep your cool on a warming planet / Sarah Jaquette Ray




GV1203 .C83 2016  See play do : a kid's handbook for everyday creative fun. volume 1 / created by Louise Cuckow




GV1588.45 .O94 2017  The Oxford handbook of dance and politics / edited by Rebekah J. Kowal, Gerald Siegmund, and Randy Martin



GV1588.6 .W66 2010  Choreographing Asian America / Yutian Wong  print & online




GV1589 .B76 2012  Dance and somatics : mind-body principles of teaching and performance / Julie A. Brodie and Elin E. Lobel




GV1623 .S65 2019  Dancing revolution : bodies, space, and sound in American cultural history / Christopher J. Smith




GV1779 .G46 2018  Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical / Beth Genne




GV1779.D86 C66 2018  Consuming dance : choreography and advertising / Colleen T. Dunagan




GV1781.2 .P35 2006  Contact improvisation : an introduction to a vitalizing dance form / Cheryl Pallant




GV1783 .L44 2011  Introduction to modern dance techniques : Cunningham, Dunham, Graham, Hawkins, Horton, Humphrey, Limon, Nikolais/Louis, Taylor / Joshua Legg



GV1785.C635 L48 2011  Night's dancer : the life of Janet Collins / Yael Tamar Lewin




GV1785.H267 H35 2019  Making dances that matter : resources for community creativity / Anna Halprin with Rachel Kaplan




GV1796.H8 I43 2012  Aloha America : hula circuits through the U.S. empire / Adria L. Imada




GV583 .B735 2018  The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism / Howard Bryant

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HB95 .P53 2019  The great reversal : how America gave up on free markets / Thomas Philippon




HD6060.3 .N68 2018  Not that bad : dispatches from rape culture / edited by Roxane Gay




HE5620.R53 I83 2019  Super pumped : the battle for Uber / Mike Isaac




HF5383 .Y378 2016  Knock 'em dead cover letters : cover letters and strategies to get the job you want / Martin Yate



HF5383 .Y38 2016  Knock 'em dead resumes : a killer resume gets more job interviews! / Martin Yate  print & online



HF5548.4.G24 M395 2020  G Suite / by Paul McFedries




HG1710 .B79 2019  Digital cash : the unknown history of the anarchists, utopians, and technologists who created cryptocurrency / Finn Brunton




HQ1075 .B37 2019  Life isn't binary : on being both, beyond, and in-between / Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi 




HQ1155 .B76 2019  Pleasure activism : the politics of feeling good / written and gathered by Adrienne Maree Brow




HQ35 .L36 2018  Consent : the new rules of sex education : every teen's guide to healthy sexual relationships / Jennifer Lang, MD




HQ73 .W67 2021  Worldwide perspectives on lesbians, gays, and bisexuals / Paula Gerber, editor




HQ759.912 .S53 2006  In silence : growing up hearing in a deaf world / Ruth Sidransky




HQ76.8.U5 S753 2019  The Stonewall Riots : a documentary history / edited by Marc Stein




HV1441.8.U5 Y66 2018  Caregiver's survival guide : caring for yourself while caring for a loved one / Robert Yonover, PhD, and Ellie Crowe



HV2474 .B375 2020  American Sign Language for beginners : learn signing essentials in 30 days / Rochelle Barlow



HV2474 .P46 2017  American Sign Language for dummies / by Adan R. Penilla II, PhD, Angela Lee Taylor




HV2476.4 .M67 2014  Signs and wonders : religious rhetoric and the preservation of sign language / Tracy Ann Morse  print & online



HV9950  .C79 2019  Open season : legalized genocide of colored people / Ben Crump

J: Political Science

JF851 .A43 2014  Women and the vote : a world history / Jad Adams  print & online




JK1896 .D77 2020  Suffrage : women's long battle for the vote / Ellen Carol Dubois

L: Education

LA229 .C278 2020  Campus uprisings : how student activists and collegiate leaders resist racism and create hope / edited by Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas, Kmt G. Shockley, Ivory Toldson



LB1066 .O35 2018  Learning how to learn : how to succeed in school without spending all your time studying / Barbara Oakley, and Terrence Sejnowski



LB2342.92 .B34 2020  Student engagement techniques : a handbook for college faculty / Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire Howell Major



LC1203.G7 C68 2021  Inclusive teaching in a nutshell : a visual guide for busy teachers / Rachel Cosgrove

N: Fine Arts

N7350 .T73313 2019  History of art in Japan / Tsuji Nobuo

P: Language, Literature

PE1408 .E83 2018  Do I make myself clear? : a practical guide to writing well in the modern age / Harold Evans




PE1431 .G73 2018  "They say, I say" : the moves that matter in academic writing / Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein




PN145 .C63 2016  Writing tools : 55 essential strategies for every writer / Roy Peter Clark




PN203 .T8 2018  A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers / Kate L. Turabian  online



PN4888.W65 F766 2020  Front pages, front lines : media and the fight for women's suffrage / edited by Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger



PR9199.3.Q32 b G73 2018  Grandmother's visit / Betty Quan ; pictures by Carmen Mok



PZ7.7.L128 Hop 2021  Hope Jones will not eat meat / Josh Lacey




PZ7.B91527 Pe 1991  A perfect Father's Day / by Eve Bunting


Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q162 .S35 2019  The science book



Q180.55.M4 B66 2016  The craft of research / Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald  print & online




QA159 .S74 2019  Algebra I essentials for dummies / by Mary Jane Sterling




QA445 .R53 2018  Geometry : includes plane, analytic, and transformational geometries / Barnett Rich, PhD ; Christopher Thomas, PhD



QA445.5 .L66 2020  Painless geometry / Lynette Long, Ph.D.




QP360 .C3667 2020  The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains / Nicholas Carr

R: Medicine, Nursing

R859.7.A78 F66 2020  Predictive Medicine : artificial intelligence and its impact on healthcare business strategy / Emmanuel Fombu, MD, MBA



RA395.A3 S24125 2020  Make America healthy again : how bad behavior and big government caused a trillion-dollar crisis / Nicole Saphier, MD



RA409.5 M37 2021  Storytelling with data in healthcare / Kevin D. Masick and Eric Bouillon




RA564.86 .D38 2019  Reproductive injustice : racism, pregnancy, and premature birth / Dana-Ain Davis




RA638 .B47 2020  Anti-vaxxers : how to challenge a misinformed movement / Jonathan M. Berman




RA644.V55 C435 2020  Viruses, pandemics, and immunity / Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw ; illustrated by Philip J.S. Stork



RA645.D5 K35 2018  Diabetes head to toe : everything you need to know about diagnosis, treatment, and living with diabetes / Rita R. Kalyani, MD, et al



RA650.5 .H665 2019  The pandemic century : one hundred years of panic, hysteria, and hubris / Mark Honigsbaum




RA781.7 .S945 2019  Science of yoga : understand the anatomy and physiology to perfect your practice / Ann Swanson



RC114.5 .O37 2020  Viruses, plagues, and history : past, present, and future / Michael B. A. Oldstone




RC1220.D35 H33 2018  Dance anatomy / Jacqui Greene Haas




RC270.8 .C36 2020  Cancer and occupational therapy : enabling performance and participation across the lifespan / edited by Brent Bravema



RC440 .P688 2020  Psychiatric mental health nursing : from suffering to hope / Mertie L. Potter, Mary D. Moller




RC451.5.N4 W35 2020  The unapologetic guide to Black mental health : navigate an unequal system, learn tools for emotional wellness, and get the help you deserve / Rheeda Walker, PhD



RC475.N93 U53 2019  Understanding therapy : how different approaches solve real-world problems / Rudy Nydegger




RC487 .C37 2020  Psychosocial occupational therapy / Nancy Carson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA



RC516 .M554 2019  The bipolar disorder survival guide : what you and your family need to know / David J. Miklowitz, PhD




RC523 .M6648 2020  Alzheimer's disease and infectious causes : the theory and evidence / Elaine A. Moore

RC547 .R63 2014  Polysomnography for the sleep technologist : instrumentation, monitoring, and related procedures / Bonnie Robertson, et al



RC564 .P46 2020  Overcoming addiction : seven imperfect solutions and the end of America's greatest epidemic / Gregory E. Pence



RC568.O45 A53 2020  The opioid fix : America's addiction crisis and the solution they don't want you to have / Barbara Andraka-Christou



RC606.54 .H88 2019  A reason to live : HIV and animal companions / Vicki Hutton




RC662.4 .B55 2020  Why we get sick : the hidden epidemic at the root of most chronic disease -- and how to fight it / Benjamin Bikman, PhD



RC883 .W56 2019  Gender identity : the ultimate teen guide / Cynthia L. Winfield




RD94 .W68 2020  Wound care essentials : practice principles / clinical editors, Sharon Baranoski, Elizabeth A. Ayello




RF291 .V57 2020  Hearing happiness : deafness cures in history / Jaipreet Virdi




RK60.5 .E53 2019  Dental assistants and hygienists : a practical career guide / Kezia Endsley




RK61 .N5613 2020  It's all in your mouth : biological dentistry and the surprising impact of oral health on whole body wellness / Dr. Dominik Nischwitz



RM301.27 .F56 2020  Adverse events : race, inequality, and the testing of new pharmaceuticals / Jill A. Fisher




RM316 .K84 2019  Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy / Cynthia Kuhn, et al



RM701 .F48 2019  Evidence based physical therapy / Linda Fetters, et al  print & online




RM735.3 .A48 2019  Clinically-oriented theory for occupational therapy / Christopher J. Alterio




RT86.54 .D58 2020  Diversity & cultural awareness in nursing practice / edited by Beverley Brathwaite

S: Agriculture

S494.5.S86 P757 2018  Start your farm : the authoritative guide to becoming a sustainable 21st-century farmer / Forrest Pritchard & Ellen Polishuk



S605.5 .B765 2018  Dirt to soil : one family's journey into regenerative agriculture / Gabe Brown




S661 .B356 2018  Composting for a new generation : latest techniques for the bin and beyond / Michelle Balz ; photography by Anna Stockton



S661 .P43 2020  Organic book of compost : easy and natural techniques to feed your garden / Pauline Pears




SB423.7 W9 2019  Raised-bed gardening for beginners : everything you need to know to start and sustain a thriving garden / Tammy Wylie



SB438 .S545 2018  Essential succulents : the beginner's guide / Ken Shelf ; photography by Rachel Weill



SB454.3.T43 H45 2019  Growing your own tea garden : the guide to growing and harvesting flavorful teas in your backyard / Jodi Helmer



SB473 .N65 2020  Gardening your front yard : projects and ideas for big & small spaces / Tara Nolan



SB994.D4 C43 2019  Deer-resistant design : fence-free gardens that thrive despite the deer / Karen Chapman  print & online

T: Technology

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z682 .H4949 2020  Cultivating civility : practical ways to improve a dysfunctional library / Jo Henry, Joe Eshleman, and Richard Moniz