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Central Piedmont Library - New Titles: December 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

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

Everyone has something to hide...

Ellice Littlejohn seemingly has it all: an Ivy League law degree, a well-paying job as a corporate attorney in midtown Atlanta, great friends, and a “for fun” relationship with a rich, charming executive, who just happens to be her white boss. But everything changes one cold January morning when Ellice arrives in the executive suite and finds him dead with a gunshot to his head.

And then she walks away like nothing has happened. Why? Ellice has been keeping a cache of dark secrets, including a small-town past and a kid brother who’s spent time on the other side of the law. She can’t be thrust into the spotlight—again.

But instead of grieving this tragedy, people are gossiping, the police are getting suspicious, and Ellice, the company’s lone black attorney, is promoted to replace her boss. While the opportunity is a dream-come-true, Ellice just can’t shake the feeling that something is off.

When she uncovers shady dealings inside the company, Ellice is trapped in an impossible ethical and moral dilemma. Suddenly, Ellice’s past and present lives collide as she launches into a pulse-pounding race to protect the brother she tried to save years ago and stop a conspiracy far more sinister than she could have ever imagined…

Dava Shastri's Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti

Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, and Dava decides to take her death—like all matters of her life—into her own hands.

Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries.

As someone who dedicated her life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her "death" reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever. And now the whole world knows, including her children.

In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment—and make peace with those closest to her before it's too late.

Do I Know You? by Sarah Strohmeyer

Jane Ellison is a “super recognizer” able to identify strangers by the slightest facial details—the curve of a head, the arch of an eyebrow. When she spies human rights activist and heiress Bella Valencia in a crowded Boston airport, Jane’s convinced she’s found the person responsible for her sister Kit’s disappearance and presumed death eleven years earlier. But her attempt to detain the suspect ends with Jane herself fired and humiliated. 

As Bella prepares to marry Will Pease, scion of the uber-wealthy, influential, and ruthless Pease family, famous for their wholesome wellness and lifestyle brand, on their private Cape Cod island, she grows increasingly anxious that her dire secret will be revealed and used against her by—of all people—the man she loves.

She has reason to fear: Jane is ready to risk everything for the chance to publicly expose Bella’s crimes at her upcoming celebrity wedding. But the more she digs into what happened that night, the more she questions her own assumptions. 

The Bone Cay by Eliza Nellums

Magda Trudell is the present-day caretaker of Whimbrel Estate, the Key West home of the famous poet Isobel Reyes. Isobel's suicide at the residence in 1918 has nearly overshadowed her creative legacy--but Magda, a botanist and avid historian, is determined to protect it. Over the past decade, Magda has lovingly restored the house to the exact condition Isobel would have known. And even though a fierce October hurricane is headed straight for the Keys, she isn't about to abandon her life's work to evacuate.

As the mighty storm makes landfall, the dangers mount. First, a fire and flood threaten to destroy the house. Then the storm claims most of Magda's supplies. When part of the house collapses, she unearths an old steamer trunk in the rubble that contains a woman's remains. Is there more to Isobel's story than Magda knows?

The unexpected appearance of a teenage girl and her father seeking shelter from the storm poses unnerving new questions. Are they really who they seem? And could they have a connection to the house's shadowy past? As the storm rages, Magda desperately tries to solve the real mystery of Isobel's death--and keep the living in one piece.

Jane Austen's Lost Letters by Jane K. Cleland

Antiques appraiser Josie Prescott is in the midst of filming a segment for her new television show, Josie’s Antiques, when the assistant director interrupts to let her know she has a visitor. Josie reluctantly pauses production and goes outside, where she finds an elegant older woman waiting to see her.

Veronica Sutton introduces herself as an old friend of Josie’s father, who had died twenty years earlier. Veronica seems fidgety, and after only a few minutes, hands Josie a brown paper-wrapped package, about the size of a shoebox, and leaves.

Mystified, Josie opens the package, and gasps when she sees what’s inside: a notecard bearing her name—in her father’s handwriting—and a green leather box. Inside the box are two letters in transparent plastic sleeves. The first bears the salutation, “My dear Cassandra,” the latter, “Dearest Fanny.” Both are signed “Jane Austen.” Could her father have really accidentally found two previously unknown letters by one of the world’s most beloved authors—Jane Austen? Reeling, Josie tries to track down Veronica, but the woman has vanished without a trace.

Josie sets off on the quest of a lifetime to learn what Veronica knows about her father and to discover whether the Jane Austen letters are real. As she draws close to the truth, she finds herself in danger, and learns that some people will do anything to keep a secret—even kill.

B: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Ethics

B528 .H66 2020  Lives of the Stoics : the art of living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius  / Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman




BF1078 .L54 2020  What do dreams do? / Sue Llewellyn, University of Manchester, UK




BF717.P74 2000  The promise of play. Part one, The mother of invention / Institute for Play ; InCA Productions DVD




BF723.S62 I87 2002  It's mine! : responding to problems and conflicts DVD




BQ732 .H36 2021  Be the refuge : raising the voices of Asian American Buddhists / Chenxing Han

D: World History

DL326 .S8 2021  Iceland : the essential guide to customs & culture / Thorgeir Freyr Sveinsson

E & F: American History & Western Hemisphere

E101 .M33 2020  We could perceive no sign of them : failed colonies in North America, 1526-1689 / David MacDonald and Raine Waters



E184.A1 I94 2017  We too sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants shape our multiracial future / Deepa Iyer



E230 .S436 2014  Native Americans in the American Revolution : how the war divided, devastated, and transformed the early American Indian world / Ethan A. Schmidt



E61 .M266 2011  1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus / Charles C. Mann




E661 .B96 2020  The United States, 1865-1920 : reuniting a nation / Adam Burns




E76.8 .D85 2016  All the real Indians died off : and 20 other myths about Native Americans / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker




E77 .D394 2016  Native American almanac : more than 50,000 years of the cultures and histories of indigenous peoples / Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder and Shannon Rothenberger Flynn  print & online



E77.4 .S625 2021  We are still here! : Native American truths everyone should know / Traci Sorell



E98.W8 N68 2017  #NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women / edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale



E99.C5 E45 1989  Trail of tears : the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation / John Ehle




E99.C85 P3835 2011  Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history / S.C. Gwynne




E99.D1 C3225 2020  Daybreak Woman : an Anglo-Dakota life / Jane Lamm Carroll




E99.D1 E87 2019  Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of Indigenous resistance / Nick Estes

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

GE185.W47 E62 2020  The environmental politics and policy of Western public lands / edited by Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel

H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology

HC106.3 .R265 2021  Why the New Deal matters / Eric Rauchway




HG4027.7 .M53 2017  Profit first : transform your business from a cash-eating monster to a money-making machine / Mike Michalowicz



HQ767.9 .P74 2008  Preschoolers : physical development / Magna Systems, Inc  DVD




HQ774.5 .P74 2008   Preschoolers. Overview / Learning Seed ; writer/executive producer, Kathleen O. Ryan




HT153 .D548 2020  Digital lives in the global city : contesting infrastructures / edited by Deborah Cowen, et al




HV6250.4.W65 T784 2021  Violence against women : what everyone needs to know / Jacqui True




HV9304 .H265 2019  On the outside : prisoner reentry and reintegration / David J. Harding, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, and Jessica J. B. Wyse



HV9304 .M53 2020  Prisoner reentry in the 21st century : critical perspectives of returning home / edited by Keesha M. Middlemass & CalvinJohn Smiley

K: Law

KF482 M67 1996  Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860 / Thomas D. Morris  print & online




KF5399 .C63 2021  Above the law : how qualified immunity protects violent police / Ben Cohen




KF8745 M3 N49 2001  John Marshall and the heroic age of the Supreme Court / R. Kent Newmyer




KF9610.3 .D45 2020  Briefs of leading cases in law enforcement / Rolando V. del Carmen, Jeffery T. Walker

L: Education

LB1027.23 .I64 2009  The indoor and outdoor learning environment  DVD




LB1027.23 .O98 2009  Outside time for active learners / HighScope ; script, Jennifer Burd, Joanne Tangorra  DVD




LB1028.5 .E2945 2021  Education 3.0 and elearning across modalities / edited by Jeff Borden




LB2395.3 .R63 2020  Reading at university : how to improve your focus and be more critical / Jamie Q Roberts and Caitlin Hamilton



LC4801.8 A33 2016  Addressing challenging behaviors : promoting social and emotional health in young children

N: Fine Arts

N6538.A4 M35 2020  Making history : the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts : Institute of American Indian Arts / edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo



NA7533 .D54 2018  Micro living : 40 innovative tiny houses equipped for full-time living, in 400 square feet or less / Derek Deek




NA7533 .F46 2020  The little book of living small / Laura Fenton



NK1548 .E378 2011  Pantone the 20th century in color / by Lee Eiseman and Keith Recker



NK2115 .B556 2021  Jungalow : decorate wild / Justina Blakeney



NK2115 .G195 2018  Homebody : a guide to creating spaces you never want to leave / Joanna Gaines




NK2115 .W395 2019  Kelly Wearstler : evocative style / Kelly Wearstler




NK2115.5.A42 H86 2021  Modern Americana / Max Humphrey with Chase Reynolds Ewald



NK2115.8 .B65 2018  Inspired design : the 100 most important interior designers of the past 100 years / Jennifer Boles

P: Language, Literature

P118.2 .T33 2008  One child, two languages in action : educating & assessing young second-language learners / Patton O. Tabors



PE1155 .S744 2021  Pride puppy! / Robin Stevenson ; Julie McLaughlin



PE1408 .A33 2020  The hub : a place for reading and writing / Peter Adams



PN1992.8.A34 W67 2021  Working while Black : essays on television portrayals of African American professionals / edited by LaToya T. Brackett



PR9185.6.I5 H37 2017 Violence against Indigenous women : literature, activism, resistance / Allison Hargreaves




PS3551.L22 F76 1998  From the bellybutton of the moon and other summer poems / poems, Francisco X. Alarcon




PS3551.L35774 .T58 2016  Thunder Boy Jr. / by Sherman Alexie



PS3552.A583 D42 1964  The dead lecturer : poems / by LeRoi Jones





PS3558.A62423 A64 2019  An American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo




PS3558.A62423 Z46 2021  Poet warrior : a memoir / Joy Harjo




PS3602.R7226 R43 2014  Red Rising / Pierce Brown




PS508.A8 G63 2018  Go home! / edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan




PS591.I55 N46 2018  New poets of Native nations / edited by Heid E. Erdrich




PS591.I55 W47 2020  When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native Nations poetry / editors, Joy Harjo, Executive Editor, et al

PZ7.1.B5427 Ho 2021  How to spot a best friend / by Bea Birdsong



PZ7.1.B5427 Sam 2021  Sam's first word / by Bea Birdsong



PZ7.1.L442 Wre 2021  Wren / written by Katrina Lehman



PZ7.1.P629 Too 2021  Too crowded / Lena Podesta



PZ7.1.V35 Wi 2021  Wishes / by Van, Muon; Ngai, Victo


PZ7.1.V66 Li 2020  Line and Scribble / by Debora Vogrig




PZ7.B91527  Fl 1991  Fly away home / by Eve Bunting



PZ7.C2167 Fam 2019  The family under the bridge / Natalie Savage Carlson




PZ7.G54377 God 2020  Arno and his horse / Jane Godwin & Felicita Sala



PZ7.G88429 Of 2021  Off to see the sea / words by Nikki Grimes ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon


PZ7.M2246 He 2021  Hello, rain! / Kyo Maclear + Chris Turnham




PZ7.M478 Sm 2021  A small kindness / by Stacy McAnulty



PZ7.P4486 Ou 2021  Outside, inside / LeUyen Pham




PZ73 .M3212368 2021  Zonia's Rain Forest / Juana Martinez-Nea



PZ8.3.F313 Bod 2021  Bodies are cool / by Tyler Feder



PZ8.3.T63 Po 2021  Poem in my pocket / written by Chris Tougas

Q: Mathematics, Computer Science, Sciences

QA76.76.C672 H37 2020  Game programming with Unity and C# : a complete beginner's guide / Casey Hardman




QC23 .M287 2020  Understanding physics / Michael Mansfield and Colm O'Sullivan, Physics Department, University College Cork, Ireland



QP34.5 .B66 2021  Essentials of anatomy and physiology for nursing practice / Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd, Jennifer Boore

R: Medicine, Nursing

R119.95 .M36 2018  Scope and standards of practice for professional telehealth nursing / co-chairs and co-editors: Tabitha Anglea, Cynthia L. Murray  print & online



R735 .D57 2020  Disability as diversity : a guidebook for inclusion in medicine, nursing, and the health professions / Lisa M. Meeks, Leslie Neal-Boylan, editors



RC454 .D285 2020  Into the abyss : a neuropsychiatrist's notes on troubled minds / Anthony David




RC553.A88 C565 2020  A clinician's guide to mental health conditions in adults with autism spectrum disorders : assessment and interventions / edited by Eddie Chaplin, Debbie Spain and Jane McCarthy



RM300 .A75 2019  Pathophysiology & pharmacology in nursing / Sarah Ashelford, Justine Raynsford & Vanessa Taylor




RM666.A68 E87 2015  Anti-inflammatory essential oils : 18 best essential oil remedies to suppress inflammation and pain / by Tonny M Ford



RM666.C266 A36 2021  Medical marijuana : a clinical handbook / Samoon Ahmad, Kevin P. Hill




RT41 .L735 2020  Medical-surgical nursing / Adrianne Dill Linton, Mary Ann Matteson



RT42 .H65 2022  Dossey & Keegan's holistic nursing : a handbook for practice / edited by Mary B. Blaszko Helming, et al  print & online



RT42 .I48 2021  Developing clinical judgment for professional nursing and the next-generation NCLEX-RN examination / Donna D. Ignatavicius



RT42 .L68 2021  The rebel nurse handbook : inspirational stories by shift disruptors / Rebecca Love, et al




RT50.5 .E87 2021  Essentials of nursing informatics / edited by Virginia K. Saba, Kathleen A. McCormick



RT85 .R63 2022  Nursing & healthcare ethics / Simon Robinson, Owen Doody




RT85.5 .N87 2021  Nursing : Scope and standards of practice / American Nurses Association  print & online




RT89 .G77 2021  The new leadership challenge : creating the future of nursing / Sheila C. Grossman

RT85.5 .N87 2021 Nursing : Scope and Standards of Practice / American Nurses Association  print & online




Understanding ageing for nurses and therapists / Wilfred McSherry, Linda Rykkje, Susan Thornton, editors  online




Self-care for new and student nurses / Dorrie K. Fontaine, Tim Cunningham, Natalie May online




Telehealth essentials for advanced practice nursing / Patty A. Schweickert, Carolyn M. Rutledge online




Pediatric emergent/urgent and ambulatory care / Sheila Sanning Shea, Karen Sue Hoyt, Kathleen Sanders Jordan  online




Geriatric emergent/urgent and ambulatory care / Sheila Sanning Shea, Karen Sue Hoyt  online





Delivering quality healthcare for people with disability / Suzanne C. Smeltzer ; contributing author, Beth Marks  online




Manual of traumatic brain injury : assessment and management /  editor, Felise S. Zollman  online




Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference / Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, Theresa Noel Pagana  online





Cannabis in medicine : an evidence based approach / Kenneth Finn, editor  online




Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) : epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapeutics / Shailendra K. Saxena, editor  online



Advanced practice : nursing procedures / Margaret R. Colyar  online




Health equity : a solutions-focused approach / K. Bryant Smalley  online




Population-based nursing : concepts and competencies for advanced practice / Ann L. Cupp Curley, editor  online




Johns Hopkins evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals : model and guidelines / [edited by] Deborah Dang et al  online

S: Agriculture

SB409 .R5188 2018  Orchid basics / Brian and Sara Rittershausen




SB419 .H783 2020  Houseplants for all : how to fill any home with happy plants / Danae Horst

T: Technology

TD794.5 .J673 2019  Recycling / Finn Arne Jrgensen




TL154 .V36 2020  Vehicle collision dynamics : analysis and reconstruction / Dario Vangi




TL220 .H87 2021  Electric and hybrid vehicles : design fundamentals / Iqbal Husain




TX309 .H36 2018  The complete book of home organization / by Toni Hammersley

Z: Publishing, Library Science, Information Resources

Z253 .U69 2017  The Chicago manual of style




Z675.U5 P525 2017  Creating and sharing online library instruction : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians / Joelle Pitts, Sara K. Kearns, Heather Collins



ZA3088.5.C65 E54 2021  Engaging undergraduates in primary source research / edited by Lijuan Xu