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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: October 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 Reading

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn’t know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom that hungers for him.

As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie’s death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie’s nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble.

And there is something awful lurking, waiting for those walls to fall.

A Line to Kill  by Anthony Horowitz

When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don’t expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation—or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past.

Arriving on Alderney, Hawthorne and Horowitz soon meet the festival’s other guests—an eccentric gathering that includes a bestselling children’s author, a French poet, a TV chef turned cookbook author, a blind psychic, and a war historian—along with a group of ornery locals embroiled in an escalating feud over a disruptive power line. 

When a local grandee is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Hawthorne and Horowitz become embroiled in the case. The island is locked down, no one is allowed on or off, and it soon becomes horribly clear that a murderer lurks in their midst. But who?

Cackle by Rachel Harrison

All her life, Annie has played it nice and safe. After being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Annie seeks a fresh start. She accepts a teaching position that moves her from Manhattan to a small village upstate. She’s stunned by how perfect and picturesque the town is. The people are all friendly and warm. Her new apartment is dreamy too, minus the oddly persistent spider infestation.  
Then Annie meets Sophie. Beautiful, charming, magnetic Sophie, who takes a special interest in Annie, who wants to be her friend. More importantly, she wants Annie to stop apologizing and start living for herself. That’s how Sophie lives. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, wanting to spend more and more time with her, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem…a little afraid of her. And like, okay. There are some things. Sophie’s appearance is uncanny and ageless, her mansion in the middle of the woods feels a little unearthly, and she does seem to wield a certain power…but she couldn’t be…could she?

The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon

Liselle Belmont is having a dinner party.

It seems a strange occasion―her husband, Winn, has lost his bid for the state legislature―but what better way to thank key supporters than a feast? Liselle was never sure about her husband becoming a politician, never sure about the limelight, never sure about the life of fundraising and stump speeches. Then an FBI agent calls to warn her that Winn might be facing corruption charges. An avalanche of questions tumbles around her: Is it possible he’s guilty? Who are they to each other; who have they become? How much of herself has she lost―and was it worth it? And just this minute, how will she make it through this dinner party?

Across town, Selena Octave is making her way through the same day, the same way she always does―one foot in front of the other, keeping quiet and focused, trying not to see the terrors all around her. Homelessness, starving children, the very living horrors of history that made America possible: these and other thoughts have made it difficult for her to live an easy life. The only time she was ever really happy was with Liselle, back in college. But they’ve lost touch, so much so that when they ran into each other at a drugstore just after Obama was elected president, they barely spoke. But as the day wears on, memories of Liselle begin to shift Selena’s path.

Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?

But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn't that always what women think—that they're the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she's looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she's not sure whether she's the predator—or the prey.

The Loneliest Americans by Jay Caspian Kang

In 1965, a new immigration law lifted a century of restrictions against Asian immigrants to the United States. Nobody, including the lawmakers who passed the bill, expected it to transform the country’s demographics. But over the next four decades, millions arrived, including Jay Caspian Kang’s parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. They came with almost no understanding of their new home, much less the history of “Asian America” that was supposed to define them.
The Loneliest Americans is the unforgettable story of Kang and his family as they move from a housing project in Cambridge to an idyllic college town in the South and eventually to the West Coast. Their story unfolds against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Asian America, as millions more immigrants, many of them working-class or undocumented, stream into the country. At the same time, upwardly mobile urban professionals have struggled to reconcile their parents’ assimilationist goals with membership in a multicultural elite—all while trying to carve out a new kind of belonging for their own children, who are neither white nor truly “people of color.”
Kang recognizes this existential loneliness in himself and in other Asian Americans who try to locate themselves in the country’s racial binary. There are the businessmen turning Flushing into a center of immigrant wealth; the casualties of the Los Angeles riots; the impoverished parents in New York City who believe that admission to the city’s exam schools is the only way out; the men’s right’s activists on Reddit ranting about intermarriage; and the handful of protesters who show up at Black Lives Matter rallies holding “Yellow Peril Supports Black Power” signs. Kang’s exquisitely crafted book brings these lonely parallel climbers together amid a wave of anti-Asian violence. In response, he calls for a new form of immigrant solidarity—one rooted not in bubble tea and elite college admissions but in the struggles of refugees and the working class.

Sleepless by Romy Hausmann

It's been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she's wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven--free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja's boss--kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can't seem to refuse.

The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. But their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer...

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it's the last birthday she'll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition. Not much is known about her illness, just that no-one has lived past twenty-one.

Her best friend Charm is intent on making Zinnia's last birthday special with a full sleeping beauty experience, complete with a tower and a spinning wheel. But when Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

BF1045.S33 W45 2020  Psi wars: ted, wikipedia and the battle for the internet / Craig Weiler




BF1099.L82 M66 2017  40 Winks: a narcoleptic's journey through sleep, dreams & spirituality / Brenda A. Moore




BL2400 .F67 2000  The hero with an African face : mythic wisdom of traditional Africa / Clyde W. Ford




BP186.4 .G55 2016  Ramadan / Katie Gillespie

D: World History

D769.39 .B65 2018  Glory in their spirit : how four black women took on the Army during World War II / Sandra M. Bolzenius  print & online



DA566.9.C5 L326 2020  The splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz / Erik Larson




DU413 .J64 2010  New Zealand / Margaret Johnson

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E169.12 .H343 2019  Pop goes the decade. The seventies / Richard A. Hall




E184.A1 F576 2018  How to be less stupid about race : on racism, White supremacy, and the racial divide / Crystal M. Fleming




E184.S75 O75 2019  Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! / Marisa Orgullo



E185 .F625 2021  Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 / edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain



E185.61 .A5438 2017  White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide / Carol Anderson




E185.93.T4 V36 2020  Juneteenth: celebrating freedom / written and illustrated by Julian Van Dyke




E185.97.B84 A3 2021  Punch me up to the gods / Brian Broome




E748.M143 T94 2020  Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy / Larry Tye




E840.8.L43 M43 2020  His truth is marching on : John Lewis and the power of hope / Jon Meacham ; afterword by John Lewis




E901.1.H37 A3 2020  The truths we hold : an American journey / Kamala Harris




E901.1.O23 W57 2008  Barack / by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by A.G. Ford




F205.N4 R44 2019  Black food geographies : race, self-reliance, and food access in Washington, D.C. / Ashante M. Reese




F229 .S592 2007  Writings : with other narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the first English settlement of America / John Smith 

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GV342.27 .A99 2019  Social justice in globalized fitness and health : bodies out of sight / Laura Azzarito




GV481 .B55 2021  Fitness for every body : strong, confident, and empowered at any size / Meg Boggs ; illustrations by Stephanie Chinn Art

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HD8039.F32 U6168 2021  We are each other's harvest : celebrating African American farmers, land, and legacy / Natalie Baszile



HD9665.95.S175 K444 2021  Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty / Patrick Radden Keefe




HF5381 .C369 2019  The careers handbook : the ultimate guide to planning your future



HF5381.15 .O36 2019  Adulting made easy(er) : navigating from campus to career / Gerald O'Connor, Barbara Schultz, Kimberly White




HF5549.5.I6 R94 2016  60 seconds and you're hired! / Robin Ryan




HG179 .A556 2018  Twenties in your pocket : a twenty-something's guide to money management / by Kate Nixon Anania




HG179 .S36 2019  Stack your savings : how to save more money, slash your spending, and master your finances / S. J. Scott and Rebecca Livermore



HJ6647.H49 A3 2015  Corruption officer : from jail guard to perpetrator inside Rikers Island / Gary L. Heyward




HQ77.9 .R64 2020  Trans men in the South : becoming men / Baker A. Rogers




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




HQ79905 .S63 2018  10 things I wish I knew before I turned 18 : getting established: your playbook for adulting / by: Kenneth Smith, Jr

HT1053 .B38 2020  South to freedom : runaway slaves to Mexico and the road to the Civil War / Alice L. Baumgartner




HV1553 .B39 2020  All the way to the top : how one girl's fight for Americans with disabilities changed everything / words by Annette Bay Pimentel


HV1569.5 .A56 2018  Assistive technology for people with disabilities / Denis K. Anson




HV5822.M3 V36 2017  Marijuana : examining the facts / Karen T. Van Gundy and Michael S. Staunton




HV5825 .C69 2019  War on us : how the war on drugs and myths about addiction have created a war on all of us / Colleen Cowles



HV6626 .C47 2016  Break the silent cycle of domestic violence : home(a)effect: domestic violence never stays at home / Zepora Bastian Certain



HV8141 .G36 2021  Policing and race : the debate over excessive use of force / Jim Gallagher




HV9468.S244 A3 2021  Better, not bitter : living on purpose in the pursuit of racial justice / Yusef Salaam

J: Political Science

JK1924 .A54 2018  One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy / Carol Anderson ; foreword by Senator Dick Durbin

K: Law

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

L: Education

LB1139.35.P55 W37 2011  The little book of small world play : a world in your hand! / written by Sharon Ward




LB1576 .E45 2016  Barron's painless grammar / Rebecca Elliott, Ph. D.  online




LB2324 .P66 2020  The Post-pandemic college : and the future of : The academic enterprise. Teaching and learning. The student experience. Disadvantaged students. Business models. Enrollment. Community colleges / Bryan Alexander et al



LB2369 .M52 2021  MLA handbook for writers of research papers / Modern Language Association Of America




LB2376.6.C3 R46 2020  Start Right : success habits for international students /  Boris Remes




LB2866.5 .R47 2020  Retaining underserved students : strategies for success in a post-pandemic era / Vimal Patel, Kelly Field




LC213.2 .D58 2021  Diversifying your campus : key insights and models for change  / Sarah Brown, contributor [and 12 others]

P: Language, Literature

P90 .M34454 2020  Choices & connections : an introduction to communication / Steven McCornack, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Joseph Ortiz, Scottsdale Community College



PC2121 C65 2015  Collins easy learning French conversation / managing editor, Janice McNeillie




PC2129.E5 L45 2018  15 minute French : learn in just 12 weeks / Caroline Lemoine





PE1112 .L463 2019  The McGraw-Hill Education handbook of English grammar and usage / Mark Lester and Larry Beason




PE1121 .H47 2010  The Mayor of Casterbridge / Thomas Hardy ; retold by Tim Herdon




PE1121 .J64 2011  Quick change! / Margaret Johnson




PE1121 .R65 2010  Killer bees.




PE1126.A4 M2235 2010  A little trouble in Amsterdam / Richard MacAndrew




PE1126.A4 R65 2011  Freddie's war / Jane Rollason




PE1126.A4 R65 2012  Alone! / Jane Rollason




PJ6309 .E87 2012  Essential Arabic : speak Arabic with confidence  print & online




PL1111 .H47 2011  Basic patterns of Chinese grammar : a student's guide to correct structures and common errors / Qin Xue Herzberg & Larry Herzberg




PL528 .S677 2011  Japanese hiragana & katakana for beginners : first steps to mastering the Japanese writing system : the method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully / Timothy G. Stout ; illustrated by Alexis Cowan

PN2053 .U53 2009  Staging a play / Deborah Underwood




PN6119.9 .G83 2004  Literacy through dramatic play centers / author, Mara Ellen Guckian




PN6231.N5 T54 2012  How to be black / Baratunde Thurston




PS3608.O832 K58 2003ab  The kite runner / Khaled Hosseini




PS3618.E96 L66 2019  Look both ways : a tale told in ten blocks / Jason Reynolds




PZ7 .P421149 2021  Peppa's mermaid friends / adapted by Lauren Holowaty



PZ7.1.A35 Di 2019  Different and the same



PZ7.1.B3543 Wr 2020  Writing Right / By Cassandra Baker



PZ7.1.G65327 Vai 2020  Vamos! Let's go eat / by Raul the Third 



PZ7.D29 Mo 2018  Mommy, am I pretty?




PZ7.H916555 Whe 2020  Where's baby? / Anne Hunter



PZ7.L3234 Se 2020  See the cat : three stories about a dog / David LaRochelle




PZ7.R9478 For 2009  The forest of hands and teeth / Carrie Ryan




PZ7.Y78 Mj 2020  Miriam at the river / Jane Yolen



PZ8.3.C1945  You 2020  You're my little baby / Eric Carle



PZ8.3.G276 Fm 2018  The foot book / by Dr. Seuss

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

Q141 .I33 2016  Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky



Q334.7 R43 2019  Absolute AI the evolution of the human experience through artificial intelligence / Susan Rebner and Todd Rebner



QA76.73.T97 D83 2019  Learn TypeScript 3 by building web applications : gain a solid understanding of TypeScript, Angular, Vue, React, and NestJS / Sebastien Dubois, Alexis Georges



QA76.9.A25 B64 2019  Hacking for beginners : discover secrets of underground hacking and penetration testing and learn how to keep your own network safe. / Yuri A. Bogachev




QA76.9.B45 H67 2019  Big data : a guide to big data trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, internet of things, data science, data analytics, business intelligence, and data mining / Richard Hurley




QA76.9.D26 S27 2019  Introduction to database design & SQL using Microsoft SQL server / Louis S. Sapia, Jr. with Peter Ereshena



QC24.5 .M3613 2019  All of physics (almost) in 15 equations / Bruno Mansouli




QD42 .T37 2021  Let's review Regents. Chemistry--physical setting / Albert S. Tarendash




QH302.5 .D54 2019  A dictionary of biology.




QK125 .C65 2019  Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast / Laura Cotterman, Damon Waitt, and Alan Weakley




QK926   .H45 2019  Protecting pollinators : how to save the creatures that feed our world / Jodi Helmer  print & online




QR181.7 .C37 2017  Immune : how your body defends and protects you / Catherine Carver.




QR189 .L39 2020  Vaccine rhetorics / Heidi Yoston Lawrence

R: Medicine, Nursing

R858 .G537 2021  Smart healthcare / Martin Gitlin




R859.7 .A78 2021  Artificial intelligence : applications in healthcare delivery / edited by Sandeep Reddy




R859.7.A78 C38 2020  Foundations of artificial intelligence in healthcare and bioscience : a user friendly guide for it professionals, healthcare providers, researchers, and clinicians / Louis J. Catania



RA410.5 .D4 2020  Awaken your medical intuition : the healthcare professional's guide to energy healing / Vivian S. De Guzman, PT  print & online




RA441 H43 2021  Healthcare systems : future predictions for global care / [edited by] Jeffrey Braithwaite [and five others]




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



RA638 .H38 2019  Anti/vax : reframing the vaccination controversy / Bernice L. Hausman  print & online




RA772.N7 E67 2020  Sound and noise : a listener's guide to everyday life / Marcia Jenneth Epstein  print & online




RA781.7 .A33 2018  Yoga for travelers keeping physically and mentally fit during travel




RC451.4.S7 R35 2019  Nature Rx : improving college-student mental health / Donald A. Rakow and Gregory T. Eells  print & online



RC451.5.N4 L43 2017  Post traumatic slave syndrome : America's legacy of enduring injury and healing / Joy DeGruy; foreward by Randall Robinson



RC547 .R68 2010  RPSGT exam secrets study guide : your key to exam success : RPSGT test review for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Examination



RC953.8.O22  Occupational therapy for older people / Christian Pozzi, Alessandro Lanzoni, Maud J.L. Graff, Alessandro Morandi, editors




RC965.E48 B85 2021  The good, the bad & the ugly: paramedic student handbook / Tammie Bullard

RE72 .W66 2021  Women in Ophthalmology : A Comprehensive Guide for Career and Life / Christina Y. Weng, Audina M. Berrocal, Editors



RJ53.O25 P435 2021  Pediatric skills for occupational therapy assistants / [edited by] Jean Welch Solomon and Jane Clifford O'Brien



RK52 .I54 2020  Infection control in the dental office : a global perspective / Louis G. DePaola, Leslie E. Grant, editors




RK63 .R696 2016  Why do I brush my teeth? / Angela Royston




RM701 .F75 2018  Fundamentals of the physical therapy examination : patient interview and tests & measures / Stacie J. Fruth



RS199.S73 D38 2021  Mosby's sterile compounding for pharmacy technicians : principles and practice / Karen Davis




RT50.5 .S395 2018  Introduction to information systems for health information technology / Nanette B. Sayles and Lauralyn Kavanaugh-Burke

T: Technology

T59.6 F68 2021  The fourth industrial revolution : implementation of artificial intelligence for growing business success / Allam Hamdan [and three others]



TD430 .W375 2012  MWH's water treatment : principles and design  print & online




TS1445 .C585 2000  Understanding textiles / Billie J. Collier, Phyllis G. Tortora




TT958 .W75 2018  Crystal Wright's hair, makeup & fashion styling career guide / Crystal A. Wright



TX360.U6 S25 2018  Food justice now! : deepening the roots of social struggle / Joshua Sbicca




TX714 .K3683 2018  Eat a little better : great flavor, good health, better world / Sam Kass




TX769 .A38 2009  Advanced bread and pastry : a professional approach / Michel Suas ; photography by Frank Wing Photography



TX807 .R7845 2018  Saladish : a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables / Ilene Rosen with Donna Gelb